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Antelope

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License Requirements

  • Residents: Must possess a hunting license (see Licenses & Permits) or proof of exemption. In addition, all antelope hunters must possess an antelope license for each antelope hunted or proof of exemption.
  • Nonresidents: Nonresident antelope hunters are exempt from a hunting license while hunting antelope, but they must possess a nonresident antelope license for each antelope hunted or proof of exemption. Holders of nonresident lifetime hunting and lifetime combination licenses are not exempt from purchasing antelope licenses.
  • Jan. 1 – 15: All hunters must possess an antelope license for the current calendar year and a current hunting license (see Licenses & Permits) or proof of exemption.

Written Landowner Permission

All antelope hunters must possess written permission from the landowner or, where appropriate, the lessee (tenant). Permission must be carried on the person while hunting antelope. Hunters may only hunt on those lands for which they have written permission. Landowners, operators and immediate family are exempt from written permission.

Open Areas

Cimarron County and that portion of Texas County west of Hwy. 136.

Public Lands

Seasons on public lands may vary from statewide seasons. Consult List of Public Lands section.

Combined Season Limit

Two antelope combined, which may include no more than one buck, regardless of season or method of take.

Shooting Hours

One-half hour before official sunrise to one-half hour after official sunset.

Legal Buck Definition

Any antelope, regardless of sex, with a black cheek patch.

Hunter Orange

For hunter orange requirements, see General Hunting Regulations.

Field Tagging & Checking

For field tagging and checking requirements for antelope, see Field Tagging & Checking.

Antelope – Archery

Dates

Oct. 1 – 14, 2012.

Legal Means of Taking

Equipment described as legal for deer archery season. See Deer Regulations.

Archery Limit

Two antelope, only one of which may be a buck. Archery antelope are not bonus and count against the statewide combined season limit.

Antelope – Gun (Drawing only)

Antelope gun hunting is only available through the Department’s Controlled Hunts program or through the Landowner Permit Drawing (see wildlifedepartment.com.)

Dates

Sept. 6 – 19; and Dec. 8, 2012 – Jan. 15, 2013.

Legal Means of Taking

Equipment described as legal for deer gun season. See Deer Regulations.

Gun Limit

Two antelope, only one of which may be a buck. Antelope taken through controlled hunts or landowner permit are not bonus and count against the statewide combined season limit for antelope.

Legal sex and specific season dates will be designated on the controlled hunt or landowner permit.

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