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Small Game / Hog Regulations

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Prairie Dog

License Requirements

Residents and Nonresidents: A hunting license (see Licenses & Permits ) or proof of exemption.

Public Lands

Prairie dog hunting is closed on all Department-owned or managed lands.

Shooting Hours

One-half hour before official sunrise to official sunset.

Legal Means of Taking

Shotgun (conventional or muzzleloading), rifle (conventional or muzzleloading), handgun, archery equipment, legal raptors, hand-propelled missile, air-propelled missile, slingshot and as otherwise provided under General Hunting Regulations.

Hunter Orange

For hunter orange requirements, see General Hunting Regulations.

Dates & Open Areas

Open year-round, except it is unlawful to hunt, take or attempt to take prairie dogs from dark to daylight with the aid of any artificial light and any sight dog.

Limits

No daily, season or possession limit.

Squirrel & Rabbit

License Requirements

Residents and Nonresidents: A hunting license (see Licenses & Permits) or proof of exemption.

Public Lands

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

Shooting Hours

One-half hour before official sunrise to official sunset.

Legal Means of Taking

Shotgun (conventional or muzzleloading), rifle (conventional or muzzleloading), handgun, archery equipment, legal raptors, hand-propelled missile, air-propelled missile and slingshot.

Hunter Orange

For hunter orange requirements, see General Hunting Regulations .

Squirrel (Fox & Gray)

Dates & Open Areas

Annually, May 15 – Jan. 31; statewide.

Daily Limit

10 fox and gray squirrels combined per day, 20 in possession after first day.

Rabbit (Cottontail, Swamp & Jackrabbit)

Dates & Open Areas

Oct. 1, 2012 – March 15, 2013; statewide, except no open season on jackrabbits east of I-35.

Daily Limit

  • Cottontail: 10 daily, 20 in possession after the first day.
  • Swamp: Three daily, six in possession after the first day.
  • Jackrabbit: Three daily, six in possession after the first day, except Cimarron, Texas and Beaver counties are 10 daily, 20 in possession after the first day.

Hog (Feral Swine)

Hog Definition

Hogs are defined as any hogs, including Russian and European wild boar, which are running at large, free-roaming or wild.

Landowner Provisions

Landowners experiencing damage and depredation caused by feral hogs may contact their local game warden to request a night shooting permit to control the hogs.

Landowners may obtain a free hog control permit from the local game warden which allows them to harvest hogs during antelope, bear, deer and elk firearm seasons without purchasing the corresponding big game license.

Releasing Hogs

No person may willfully release any hog to live in a feral state on public or private lands. Beginning Nov. 1, the “Judas pig tagging system” will be permitted. See the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture, Food & Forestry hog rules for explanation.

Shooting Hours

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

Hunter Orange

For hunter orange requirements, see General Hunting Regulations.

Private Lands

Hogs may be taken year-round on private land during daylight hours with the landowner’s permission.

The pursuit of feral hogs with a shotgun on private property is not restricted by shot size.

  • Resident & Nonresident License Requirements: No hunting license required. All persons pursuing hogs during youth deer gun, bear muzzleloader (in open counties), deer muzzleloader, deer gun, holiday antlerless deer gun (in open zones), elk gun (in open counties) and antelope gun (in open areas) seasons with a shotgun and rifled slug, or any rifle or handgun larger than .22 caliber rimfire, must possess a filled or unfilled license appropriate for the current season, unless otherwise exempt.

Public Lands

Hogs may be taken on lands owned or managed by the Department during any established hunting season(s) with methods authorized for those lands and season(s).

In addition, persons pursuing hogs must comply with all other WMA regulations (see Department-Managed Area Rules ). However, hogs may not be taken by the aid of a light or light enhancement device (night scope).

Resident & Nonresident License Requirements: All persons pursuing hogs with a firearm or archery equipment must possess a hunting license (see Licenses & Permits), unless otherwise exempt. In addition, persons pursuing hogs on WMAs open during youth deer gun, bear muzzleloader (in open counties), deer muzzleloader, deer gun, holiday antlerless deer gun (in open zones), elk gun (in open counties) and antelope gun (in open areas) seasons with a shotgun and rifled slug, or any rifle or handgun larger than .22 caliber rimfire, must possess either a filled or unfilled license appropriate for the current season, unless otherwise exempt.

Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture, Food & Forestry Hog Rules

Under the Feral Swine Control Act, The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry (ODAFF) administers the licensing program for feral swine hunting/handling facilities and transporters. A facility license is required if any live feral swine is confined for more than 30 days or is offered for hunting within a confined facility. Transporter licenses are only required if a person is transporting more than 15 live feral swine 50 miles or more. The feral swine transporter license is free of charge. If for any reason, a person handles live feral swine, it is strongly recommended that they familiarize themselves with the Feral Swine Control Act and administrative rules. These regulations, applications, management guides, and more can all be found at the ODAFF Feral Swine webpage, www.ag.ok.gov/ais/feralswine.

This webpage has valuable information for feral swine hunters, trappers, and landowners alike. Beginning Nov. 1, two amendments take effect for the Feral Swine Control Act. The “Judas pig tagging system” becomes legal. This is a population control technique where a feral swine is caught, radio-collared and released at the trap site, then tracked down after it joins other feral swine so that those swine can be removed. The feral hog must be released onto the same private land on which it was caught within 24 hours of its capture. A second amendment restricts all importation of feral swine into the state of Oklahoma unless listed on a USDA VS Form 1-27 for import directly to a slaughtering plant. This law also restricts all sales of feral swine at livestock markets. For more information, please visit the above listed webpage or contact Dr. Justin Roach of ODAFF at (405) 522-6124 or justin.roach@ag.ok.gov.

 

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