Under 16 Years of Age
Residents under 16 years of age are exempt from the purchase of the hunting license, federal duck stamp, Oklahoma waterfowl license, Wildlife Conservation Passport, land access permit and HIP requirements.
Under 18 Years of Age
Any person under 18 years of age in the physical custody of a child care facility is exempt from the purchase of a hunting license.
Also, any person under 18 years of age is exempt from the Wildlife Conservation Passport and land access permit.
64 Years Old or Older
Residents 64 years old or older are exempt from the purchase of a land access permit and HIP requirements (including those who will turn 64 during the calendar year in which they intend to hunt migratory birds). Residents 65 years old or older are exempt from the purchase of the Oklahoma waterfowl license.
Lifetime Licenses (Hunting, Combination, Senior Citizen & Disabled Veteran)
All resident holders of a lifetime hunting, lifetime combination, senior citizen hunting , senior citizen combination or lifetime disabled veteran combination hunting/fishing license are exempt from the purchase of the annual hunting license, deer, elk, antelope and turkey licenses, Oklahoma waterfowl license, trapping license and the fur license.
Holders of these lifetime licenses are not exempt from the purchase of the federal duck stamp, bear licenses, land access permit, HIP requirements or federal sandhill crane permit, unless exempt by age as listed above.
Landowners or Tenants
Resident landowners or tenants who hunt only on land owned or leased by them (not including hunting leases) are exempt from the hunting license. Resident landowners who hunt waterfowl and other migratory game birds only on their own property are exempt from the Oklahoma waterfowl license and HIP requirements.
Only resident landowners or tenants or such individuals’ children who trap on land owned or leased by such owners or tenants (not including hunting leases) are exempt from purchasing a trapping license.
Persons residing in another state who own land in Oklahoma but do not live on that land are considered nonresidents and are not exempt.
Landowners or Lessees
Landowners or lessees who kill bobcats, raccoons, gray/red foxes or river otters actually found destroying livestock or poultry are exempt from the purchase of the fur license.
No landowner or lessee who takes these species under the depredation exemption may remove any part of the fur or unskinned carcass from the premises where taken.
Landowners or lessees taking furbearers in open season with intent to sell must possess a fur license. This license is not required for those who run or chase furbearers with dogs but do not take.
Residents having a proven permanent disability which renders them non-ambulatory and confines them to a wheelchair, as certified by a medical doctor, are exempt from the hunting license.
Proof of Exemption
Proof of exemption from a license or permit must be carried while in the field.
Veterans Affairs Disability Exemptions
Resident veterans 60 percent or more disabled, as certified by the Veterans Administration, are exempt only from the hunting license.
Resident veterans 100 percent disabled, as certified by the Veterans Administration, are exempt from the hunting license and all deer licenses.
Veterans may contact the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs at 1 (888) 655-2838 for a card that verifies their exemption; or they may carry V.A. documentation stating their percent of disability.