This year, all deer, all elk, and turkeys that require checking must be reported online at wildlifedepartment.com within 24 hours (or checked by an authorized Department employee, when available). The E-Check website will generate a number on a carcass tag that can be printed and attached to the harvest. If a printer is unavailable, the number may be written on a field tag and attached to the harvest. This number must remain with the carcass to its final destination or through processing and/or storage at commercial processing or storage facilities.
E-check offers hunters a more convenient way to report their harvest to Department biologists, who use the information to make the best management decisions. No longer must deer, elk and turkey hunters take their harvested game to a physical check station for reporting, although some locations will offer E-Check as a service to hunters.
Physical checking will continue for bear and antelope harvests.
Deer hunters can find a list of deer processing sites online at wildlifedepartment.com.
Many deer processors participate in the Hunters Against Hunger program, which allows hunters who legally harvest a deer during any deer season to donate the meat to feed hungry Oklahomans.
E-Check, Processors Available Online
To access E-Check or to see a list of deer processors, scan the QR codes with a smartphone.
All hunters participating in any antelope, bear, deer or elk season using a firearm (muzzleloader or gun) must wear both a head covering and an outer garment above the waistline, both totaling at least 400 square inches of hunter orange that are clearly visible while in the field. Camouflage hunter orange is legal as long as there are at least 400 square inches of hunter orange.
Antelope, bear, deer or elk hunters using archery equipment during any antelope, bear, deer or elk firearms (muzzleloader or gun) season in any open hunting area (zone, county, or area) must conspicuously wear either a head covering or an outer garment above the waistline consisting of hunter orange. Camouflage hunter orange is legal.
All other hunters, except those hunting waterfowl, crow or crane, or while hunting furbearing animals at night, must wear either a head covering or upper garment of hunter orange clothing while hunting during any antelope, bear, deer or elk firearms (muzzleloader or gun) season in any open hunting area (zone, county or area). Camouflage hunter orange is legal.
Regulations in red are new this year.
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