Free Hunting Days Coming Sept. 3-4, 2022

Aug 24, 2022
Dove hunters take some shots at fast-flying birds in hopes of downing a few. Any state resident may hunt without a license during Oklahoma's Free Hunting Days on Sept. 3-4.
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Any state resident may hunt without a license during Oklahoma's Free Hunting Days on Sept. 3-4, 2022.

 

Free Hunting Days Coming Sept. 3-4, 2022

The first full weekend of September is traditionally Free Hunting Days in Oklahoma. On these two days, Oklahoma residents may participate in open hunting seasons without the requirement to have a state hunting license.

These free days also provide a perfect chance for current hunters to gather up some folks who have never been hunting and give them an experience that might open a door for them, while also helping to continue a time-honored American outdoors tradition.

This year, open hunting seasons during Free Hunting Days include dove, squirrel, coyote, raccoon, beaver, striped skunk, prairie dog, rail and gallinule. State Game Wardens will not check for state hunting licenses for residents on those days.

However, Game Wardens will be on duty as usual to ensure compliance with bag limits, shooting hours, shotgun plugs, hunter education requirements, special area regulations, and other general regulations that are published in the Oklahoma Fishing and Hunting Regulations. The regulations are available online at www.wildlifedepartment.com, in the free Go Outdoors Oklahoma mobile app for Apple or Android, or in print free at license dealers statewide.