ODWC manages and operates numerous areas across the state for hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation purposes.
The primary objective on all lands owned or managed by the Department is the sound management and use of fish and wildlife resources resident thereon.
Public use of Department-managed lands is permitted according to the following priorities:
- Hunting, fishing, trapping, and running dogs for sport and associated activities.
- Other wildlife-oriented activities (nature observation or photography, and conservation education).
- Non-wildlife-related activities, when such activities do not conflict with the wildlife management objective (picnicking, hiking, backpacking, short-term camping, horseback riding).
- Large group activities (military training, organized trail rides).
Be sure to review additional Department-Managed Area Rules in the regulations.
You can also check out some of the Department Lakes managed by the ODWC. Below are some resources to find additional places to go outdoors.
Conservation Highlights from 2023
Read about your Wildlife Department’s most recent conservation efforts and find out how ODWC is keeping Oklahoma’s conservation legacy alive and well.
Next Year's Hunting Season Dates
How and when Oklahoma's hunting season dates are set can get complicated. But for the most part, hunting seasons are either on the same date or the same weekend every year.