Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP) Permit
All migratory bird hunters, including lifetime license holders who hunt migratory birds (dove, ducks, geese, sandhill cranes, mergansers, coots, woodcock, rails, gallinules and snipe), must carry an Oklahoma Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP) permit issued by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation or a designated license dealer while hunting migratory birds. Permits are available from any Oklahoma license dealer for $3. Permits are available FREE at wildlifedepartment.com. HIP permits are valid from July 1 through the following June 30.
Sportsmen exempt from the HIP Permit include:
Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (federal duck stamp)
Federal law requires that every waterfowl hunter 16 and older must carry on their person a valid Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation stamp, signed in ink across the face. These are available for $15 at U.S. post offices, some Oklahoma license dealers, and at duckstamp.com. (See below for information on how to purchase an online stamp which is effective immediately.) “Waterfowl” refers to ducks, mergansers and geese only. No federal duck stamp is required for coot or sandhill crane hunting. Valid July 1 through the following June 30.
Oklahoma Waterfowl Hunting License (waterfowl stamp)
Every resident 16 years of age and over and every nonresident (regardless of age) must have in their possession an Oklahoma Waterfowl Hunting license while hunting waterfowl, unless exempt. Licenses are available from any Oklahoma license dealer. Licenses are also available at wildlifedepartment.com (a $3 convenience fee will be applied to your total). “Waterfowl” refers to ducks, mergansers and geese only. No state waterfowl license is required for coot or sandhill crane hunting. Valid July 1 through the following June 30.
Sportsmen exempt from the Oklahoma Waterfowl Hunting License include:
All crane hunters must possess at $3 federal sandhill crane permit (valid July 1 to the following June 30). Permits are available from any Oklahoma hunting license dealer. Permits also are available at wildlifedepartment.com (a $3 online convenience fee will be applied to your total). Beginning Nov. 1, 2013, sandhill crane permits may be obtained free of charge at wildlifedepartment.com.
Residents 16 years of age and older (unless exempt) and nonresidents 14 years of age and older (unless exempt) must possess a hunting license (such as an annual hunting, 5-day nonresident hunting or combination license). Refer to the current “Oklahoma Hunting” guide for a list of hunting licenses and exemptions.
Federal duck stamps, required of all waterfowl hunters 16 and older can now be purchased online in addition to being sold at U.S. post offices and some Oklahoma license dealers.
To buy a stamp, visit duckstamp.com and order a stamp, which will be mailed to the hunter. Shipping costs apply.
Hunters needing an immediate stamp may buy one from Arkansas Game & Fish Commission. Visit agfc.com, buy a federal duck stamp, then print out the receipt. This receipt serves as a stamp and must be signed and carried by the hunter until the actual stamp arrives by mail. Questions? Call (800) 364-4263.
Attention Migratory Bird Hunters Planning to Hunt Dove, Ducks, Geese, Sandhill Cranes, Coots, Mergansers, Woodcock, Rails, Gallinules and Snipe
You must obtain and carry an Oklahoma Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP) permit in addition to applicable licenses while you hunt. It is valid July 1–June 30. Lifetime license holders must also obtain this permit and have it in their possession while hunting migratory birds.
Sportsmen exempt from this requirement include:
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