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How and when Oklahoma's hunting season dates are set can get complicated. But for the most part, hunting seasons are either the same date or the same weekend every year. For example, deer muzzleloader season opens the fourth Saturday in Oct. and runs for nine days through Sunday. And rabbit season opens Oct. 1 and runs through March 28. 

Why? The short answer is that is how it is written in Wildlife Commission resolution and Title 800 of Oklahoma State Statute (Wildlife agency rules). These are the rules that govern things like bag limits, legal methods of take and season dates. 

All dates are subject to change so be sure to check the Oklahoma Fishing and Hunting Regulations which are updated annually in late summer. 

Here are some of the common seasons with generally set dates: 

*Season dates could set by either resolution or in regulations and are approved annually by the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission.