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Regulation Changes

Hunting Regulations Icon Oklahoma Hunting

 

The following are brief descriptions of regulation changes. This summary of regulation changes is intended to be used as a reference only. You are required to be familiar with all the changes to regulations that apply to each of these items.

  • Fall Turkey Gun: Logan, Okmulgee, Osage and Payne Counties are now open to fall turkey gun tom-only harvest (see Turkey Regulations). The following public hunting areas have new fall turkey gun rules: Candy Creek WMA, Deep Fork WMA, Fobb Bottom WMA, Grady County WMA, Heyburn WMA, Hickory Creek WMA, Kaw WMA, Keystone WMA, Love Valley WMA, Okmulgee PHA, Skiatook WMA, Texoma/Washita Arm WMA and Tishomingo WMU (see Special Area Regulations).
  • NEW Neosho WMA: Public hunting area. See Special Area Regulations.
  • NEW Sans Bois WMA: Public hunting area. See Special Area Regulations.
  • NEW Thomas A. Bamberger Sr. WMA: Public hunting area. See Special Area Regulations.
  • Sparrowhawk WMA: Waterfowl now open same as statewide season. See Special Area Regulations.
  • Arbuckle Springs WMA: Turkey Fall Archery now same as statewide season. See Special Area Regulations.
  • Deep Fork WMA: Quail, Squirrel, Rabbit, Snipe, Woodcock, Pursuit with Hounds, Predator/Furbearer Calling closed during the first nine days of deer gun season. Deer Gun open during the first nine days only. See Special Area Regulations.
  • Bear: Choctaw and Haskell counties are now open. The portion of McIntosh, Muskogee, and Sequoyah counties south of Interstate 40 are now open. The portion of Atoka, Bryan, McIntosh, and Pittsburg counties east of U.S. Highway 69 are now open. Shooting collared bears is prohibited. See Bear Hunting Seasons.
  • Raccoon: Open year-round. See Furbearer Regulations. Effective July 25, 2019.
  • Tagging & Checking: Annual license holders for big game seasons no longer have to fill out “Record of Game” (see Big Game Regulations). Annual license holders for turkey seasons no longer have to fill out “Record of Game” (see Turkey Regulations).
  • Big Game Season Firearms: Rifle and handguns no longer have cartridge length or caliber restrictions as long as they are able to fire at least a 55 grain weight bullet. Shotguns are no longer restricted to 20 gauge or larger. See Big Game Regulations.
  • Constitutional Carry Rules: Take effect Nov. 1, 2019.

Free Hunting Days:

Sept. 7-8, 2019

Do you know someone who wants to try hunting? Take them afield the first weekend in September. No hunting license is required for Oklahoma residents on Free Hunting Days! Introduce someone to hunting this season!