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Hunting

OLAP Regulations

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.

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

Foot-traffic only. Horses and all vehicles, including bicycles are prohibited.

Bag Limits & Seasons

Hunting season and bag limits, same as statewide.

Dogs

Dogs allowed for pursuit of game only (except bear, deer, antelope, and turkey), with the exception of service dogs. Leashed dogs may be used to track downed game after notifying the game warden of location and having no means of take on persons while tracking. Ferel hogs are not game.

Alcohol, Overnight Camping & Fires

Prohibited on OLAP walk-in areas. No smoking or open flame of any kind.

Access Hours

Access is allowed from two hours before official sunrise to one hour after official sunset. If retrieving game after hours, notify game warden via text or phone call.

Fishing Regulations

Method of Take

Fishing is restricted to no more than three (3) rods or poles per person, with no more than three (3) hooks per line. No other fishing methods are allowed. Cast netting is prohibited.

Swimming is prohibited on walk-in fishing areas (annual and seasonal access) only, not stream access areas.

Access

Allowed on annual walk-in fishing areas year-round. Allowed on seasonal walk-in fishing areas May 7 - Aug. 31 only. Access is restricted to fishing areas and access corridors as specified in the OLAP map directory and/or on signs posted at the OLAP walk-in area. Unauthorized access to restricted areas of the property may be considered trespassing.

Motorized Boats

Prohibited. Motorized boats are defined as any gas powered vessel. Battery operated vessels are allowed.

Kayaks, Canoes, Fishing Tubes & Non-Motorized Vessels

Allowed. Must be carried to water's edge without the aid of a motorized vehicle.

Stream Access Areas

Stream access areas means stream corridors enrolled in the OLAP.

Stream corridor means a length of a stream enrolled in the OLAP. These areas may include one or both banks, and the boundaries are delineated by signage and/or the OLAP map directory.

Activities unrelated to accessing a stream, fishing, swimming and/or launching/retrieving boats are prohibited.

Sportspersons must remain within the designated stream corridor or access area when accessing OLAP stream access areas.

Stream corridors will be delineated in OLAP map directory and/or signs posted at OLAP stream access areas.

For more information on OLAP properties visit wildlifedepartment.com/olap or download the OLAP app for your mobile device.

Hunting Regulations

Trapping

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

Quail, Pheasant

Hunting hours close at 4:30 p.m. daily.

Elk

Elk hunting is prohibited on OLAP walk-in areas.

Littering

Littering is prohibited; pack trash out. Pick up shotgun hulls.

Turkey Spring, Youth Turkey Spring

Hunting hours close at 7:00 p.m. daily.

Feral Hog

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

Baiting

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

The following are OLAP Walk-in Fishing Area signs.

Walk-In Fishing Area –
Annual Access

  • Hunting is prohibited.
  • Catch and release only.
  • Limit of 3 rods per person, 3 hooks per line.
  • No Swimming.

Walk-In Fishing Area –
Seasonal Access
May 7 - Aug. 31

  • Hunting is prohibited unless concurrently enrolled as a walk-in hunting area.
  • Catch and release only.
  • Limit of 3 rods per person, 3 hooks per line.
  • No Swimming.

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 Stream Area –
Annual Access

  • Hunting is prohibited, unless concurrently enrolled as a walk-in hunting area.
  • If on foot or wading, sportspersons must remain within stream corridor or access.
  • Activities unrelated to accessing a stream, fishing, swimming and/or launching/retrieving boats are prohibited.

Walk-In Hunting Area –
Archery/Shotgun Only

Sept. 1 - May 16

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

Walk-In Limited Access

Consult restrictions for Limited Access walk-in areas.

  • Daily Use Permit required.
  • Consult OLAP webpage for daily use permit, access types, access dates, allowed means of take, etc.

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.