What Are Some Hunting Regulations in Oklahoma?


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Some hunting regulations in Oklahoma include licensing requirements for deer hunting such as the requirement for all youths under 18 to be accompanied by an adult while hunting. Additionally, the licenses issued by the state indicate specifically the type of deer and weapon that a hunter may use.

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Deer hunting regulations in Oklahoma establish that firearm deer hunters may not hunt during the night time, measured as one-half hour after the official sunset to one-half hour before the official sunrise. As of the 2015-2016 season, the combined season limit for deer hunters is a total of six deer per individual. In regards to elk hunting, the combined season limit is two elk per individual. There are additional bag limits established in open areas, such as the private lands within the Northwest Zone. In this area, the bag limit is one elk per person.

As of the 2015-2016 season, elk hunting is not permitted within lands owned or managed by the Oklahoma Wildlife Department for individuals without controlled elk hunting permits.

In all cases where an individual is hunting within private property, the hunter must obtain and carry at all times a written permission from the landowner or lessee. Immediate family of the landowners and lessees are exempt from this requirement.

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