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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.

Dec 6, 2023

Missed Hunting Opportunities

Lots of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors exist on Oklahoma's wildlife management areas.

Nov 16, 2023

Public Land Alternatives to Private Land Hunting

Wondering where to hunt? If you're looking for public hunting opportunities in Oklahoma, here are a few areas to get you started.

Nov 16, 2023

Youth Deer Gun Season Tips: A Guide for Youth & Parents

The full scoop on how to "go out and do" the youth deer gun season, for kids and adult mentors.

Oct 10, 2023

2022-2023 Big Game Harvest Report

This past season, Oklahoma’s big game hunters set several harvest records — again! A new mark was set for overall deer harvest in the state; hunters reported taking 134,158 combined in all 2022-23 deer seasons.

Sep 20, 2023

The Pros and Cons of Food Plots

A common misconception is that managing habitat for wildlife requires food plantings or a food plot. Conversely, good wildlife management does not require food plantings and, likewise, food plantings alone are not indicative of good wildlife management.

Sep 20, 2023

ODWC Shooting Range Update

As shooting sports grow in popularity, see what the Wildlife Department is doing on WMAs to make sure there's a place for you to shoot.

Aug 9, 2023

Small Game: A Guide for Hunters

Small game hunting is due for a resurgence.

Jul 28, 2023

Managing for Deer Bedding Areas

Deer bedding areas can be a great addition to other habitat management practices to attract and hold deer more closely on a single property.

Jul 13, 2023

No Trespassing: Tips for Posting a Property

Oklahoma State Game Warden Jacob Harriet explains our state's trespassing laws and how to best post your property.

Jun 28, 2023