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OLAP Regulations

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The Oklahoma Land Access Program (OLAP)

The Oklahoma Land Access Program (OLAP) enrolls private lands to allow public access for hunting, fishing, stream access and/or wildlife viewing. Accessing by foot, sportspersons can enter and use OLAP lands without obtaining special permission or paying a separate fee. The goal of the OLAP is to increase hunting, fishing and recreational opportunities in areas with limited public access.

Attention: All sportspersons using OLAP lands are responsible to know and understand the rules of the program, as well as the rules of each property. In addition to program rules, state and federal regulations apply. OLAP lands are considered Department-managed lands and all statewide regulations and license requirements apply.

“A peculiar virtue in wildlife ethics is that the hunter ordinarily has no gallery to applaud or disapprove of his conduct. Whatever his acts, they are dictated by his own conscience, rather than by a crowd of onlookers. It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of this fact.”

– Aldo Leopold

The Oklahoma Land Access Program is made possible by a Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program grant provided by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

  

 

OLAP: Code of Conduct

  • Always think safety first and shooting game second.
  • Respect the landowner. The future of the program depends on the participation of landowners.
  • Pack it in, pack it out. If you see someone else’s trash, please pick it up.
  • Remember to pick up your shotgun hulls.
  • Don’t shoot over property boundaries.
  • Use access points, gates, or corners when available. Don’t stretch fence while crossing.
  • Respect fellow sportspersons and maintain a safe and appropriate distance.
  • Respect safety buffer zones.

OLAP Map DIrectory

The OLAP Map Directory provides real-time maps and information including access dates, special restrictions, temporary closure alerts, printable PDF maps, and more.

Access via computer or mobile at:
www.wildlifedepartment.com/olap

General Regulations

Unless exempt, users must have a valid hunting license to access walk-in hunting areas.

“OLAP Walk-In Area”

OLAP walk-in areas are considered Department-managed lands and are subject to all regulations listed on Department-Managed Area Rules.

It is unlawful for any person to refuse to leave an OLAP walk-in area when requested by the landowner, Department representative or law enforcement officer.

Any unlawful removal of OLAP signs, kiosks, maps or other postings is prohibited and may result in immediate termination of the offender’s hunting and/or fishing license, in addition to any applicable fines.

Walk-in Access Only

Horses, vehicular access or any other motor-driven conveyance is prohibited.

Bag Limits & Seasons

Same as statewide regulations unless stated otherwise in the OLAP Map Directory and/or posted signs in walk-in area.

Dogs

Allowed on OLAP walk-in areas for the pursuit of game only, with the exception of service dogs.

Alcohol, Overnight Camping & Fires

Prohibited on OLAP walk-in areas.

Trapping

OLAP walk-in hunting areas are open to water sets, live box traps and enclosed trigger traps only. All other traps are prohibited.

Access Hours

Allowed from two hours before official sunrise to one hour after official sunset unless stated otherwise in the OLAP map directory and/or on posted signs at the walk-in area. For sunrise/sunset table, see Sunrise/Sunset Table.

Feral Hog

Refer to public lands regulations for feral hogs on Hog Regulations.

Baiting

Prohibited. See baiting regulations for Department-managed lands on Department-Managed Area Rules.

Hunting Regulations

The following are OLAP Walk-In Hunting Area and Wildlife Viewing Area signs.

Note: signs are color coordinated with the area specific regulations listed below them.

Walk-In Hunting Area – General

Sept. 1 – Feb. 16

  • All legal means of take permitted.
  • Hunting only, all other activities are prohibited.

Walk-In Hunting Area – Archery/Shotgun Only

Sept. 1 – Feb. 16

  • Only archery and shotgun permitted.
  • No shot larger than BB.
  • Centerfire, rimfire, and muzzleloading rifles are prohibited.
  • Hunting only, all other activities are prohibited.

Walk-In Hunting Area – September Only

Sept. 1 – Sep. 30

  • Shotgun only, all other means of take are prohibited.
  • Hunting only, all other activities are prohibited.

Walk-In Wildlife Viewing – Annual Access

  • Hunting is prohibited.
  • Fishing is prohibited, unless otherwise posted.
  • Hunting and/or fishing license is NOT required for wildlife viewing.
  • Removal of any wildlife, vegetation (dead or alive), rocks, minerals and/or artifacts is prohibited.

Walk-In Hunting Area – Spring Turkey

April 6 – May 6 (Statewide)

April 22 – May 6 (Southeast)

Mar. 30-31 (Youth Statewide)

April 20-21 (Youth Southeast)