Waterfowl Hunting

Although not the first state to jump into mind when thinking of waterfowl, Oklahoma has been blessed with many diverse opportunities for waterfowlers. Located at the southern portion of the Central Flyway, Oklahoma is part of the wintering range for many species of ducks and geese. This provides sportsmen an opportunity to pursue their feathered quarry from November through January. Whether it is hunting teal and other puddle ducks on small waters early season, hunting mallards on a river in the coldest parts of winter, going after divers on large reservoirs, or pursuing geese in a grain field, Oklahoma provides an opportunity for you.

Waterfowl Regulations Waterfowl Zones Wetland Development Unit Maps

Seasonal Waterfowl Reports

For up-to date statewide rainfall information see the Oklahoma Mesonet. At the bottom of this page is an archive of old reports.


HUNTING & SAFETY TIPS

Watch Learn to Hunt:Teal and Resident Goose on YouTube.
Learn to Hunt:Teal and Resident Goose
Watch Oklahoma: Waterfowl Hunting's Best-Kept Secret? on YouTube.
Oklahoma: Waterfowl Hunting's Best-Kept Secret?
Watch Duck Hunting | 50 Tips in 7 Minutes on YouTube.
Duck Hunting | 50 Tips in 7 Minutes
Watch Duck Hunting Tips: Shooting 101 with Phil, Jase, Si and Godwin on YouTube.
Duck Hunting Tips: Shooting 101 with Phil, Jase, Si and Godwin
Watch Picking Your Shot | Shooting Tips for Waterfowl Hunting on YouTube.
Picking Your Shot | Shooting Tips for Waterfowl Hunting
Watch Budget Duck Hunting Tips on YouTube.
Budget Duck Hunting Tips

CLEANING & PROCESSING TIPS

Watch How to Clean a Duck on YouTube.
How to Clean a Duck
Watch How To Clean Ducks | Duck Hunting on YouTube.
How To Clean Ducks | Duck Hunting
Watch How To Clean Ducks - The Easy Way! (Wingmen Hunting) on YouTube.
How To Clean Ducks - The Easy Way! (Wingmen Hunting)
Watch How To Clean A Goose on YouTube.
How To Clean A Goose
Watch How to Clean Geese : Transporting Birds Legally on YouTube.
How to Clean Geese : Transporting Birds Legally

COOKING TIPS

Watch How to grill Wild Duck | Recipe on YouTube.
How to grill Wild Duck | Recipe
Watch How to Cook Wild Duck with Hank Shaw S3.E11 on YouTube.
How to Cook Wild Duck with Hank Shaw S3.E11
Watch Do THIS before you cook WILD GOOSE on YouTube.
Do THIS before you cook WILD GOOSE
Watch Goose Breast Steak 101 (How To Cook a Goose Steak) | ROUGH COOKING RECIPE | CATCH CLEAN COOK on YouTube.
Goose Breast 101 (How To Cook a Goose Steak) | ROUGH COOKING RECIPE | CATCH CLEAN COOK

Oklahoma has great waterfowl hunting opportunities across the state:

Northwest

  • Great Salt Plains Lake
  • Fort Supply Lake 

Panhandle

  • Optima Lake

North-central

Northeast 

  • Oologah Lake
  • Verdigris River Valley
  • Ft. Gibson Lake 
  • Grand Lake
  • Keystone Lake  

Southeast 

  • Lake Eufaula
  • Kerr Lake
  • Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
  • Wister Lake
  • Hugo Lake
  • Red Slough WMA
  • Sardis Lake
  • Lake Texoma

Southwest

  • Fort Cobb Lake
  • Waurika Lake

Additional Waterfowl Hunting Information

Additional Migratory Game Bird Information

Waterfowl and Wetland Links of Interest

Migratory Game Bird Identification

Nongame Migratory Bird Identification