Alan peoples, chief of wildlife with the oklahoma department of wildlife conservation, said. Its an exciting time of year for veteran hunters and beginners alike. Here are the stories behind three from last season. Already the secondplace spot on the list of oklahomas alltime biggest bucks has changed twice, and official scoring has only been going on for a few weeks. Good weather in the summers of 2018 2015 allowed the population to rebound from a drought. The event draws crowds in the thousands annually and is still growing. For the statewide elk season, oklahoma is divided into seven zones. The deer festival is a family friendly festival that has something for everyone, whether you are an outdoorsman, craftart enthusiast, chili cooking genius or just a child looking for some awesome. Trophy whitetail deer are our specialty here at trails end sanctuary, and the oklahoma deer hunts are world class. Wmu maps pdf wildlife management unit map deer and turkey 11 x 17. The 20162017 indiana whitetailed deer summary is a comprehensive report of the states deer herd including information on the deer hunting season, use of depredation permits, deervehicle collisions, and disease surveillance efforts. Season dates are tentative, pending commission approval. Nov 17, 2019 in explaining the importance of the deer gun season in oklahoma, the wildlife department often likes to cite the following statistic. But before heading out on your first hunt in the sooner state, make sure youre familiar with oklahoma hunting laws.
Thats down nearly 9,000 animals from the previous years harvest of 97,265 and down by more than 24,000 animals from the harvest in 2011. You will need the right kind of gear to hunt longer and more efficiently. Western association of fish and wildlife agencies this paper provides a general overview of the current blacktailed and mule deer odocoileus hemionus population status and general abundance trends throughout their range in north america. In oklahoma, its legal to sell sheds, but illegal to sell deer antlers with the skull attached. Oklahomas 2016 deer season is well on its way to revamping the record books. Whitetail deer in oklahoma start shedding their antlers as early as late december and begin the process of growing new ones. In explaining the importance of the deer gun season in oklahoma, the wildlife department often likes to cite the following statistic. Likewise, responsibility for the future of deer in iowa depends upon the cooperation of hunters and landowners, preservation of critical timber habitat. Beginning with the 2015 2016 season every purchaser of a deer tag s must report their harvest, even if they were unsuccessful, or if they did not hunt. Deer hunting is one of the most popular hunts in our nation. With more than 12 different ecoregions across the state, oklahoma offers one of the most diverse collections of wildlife species in the nation. Seasons deer harvest in oklahoma is a recordsetter sports. Deer season dates by wildlife management unit hunting. The amount of dollars spent related to big game hunting in 2016 in oklahoma.
Whether you want to see lots of deer or you have your sights set on a wall hanger we have it all. Unique deer seasons are based on equipment used to harvest deer. Oklahoma deer population and management deer friendly. We offer guided whitetail deer hunts on some of the most beautiful and productive whitetail hunting habitat in oklahoma. The rut was in full swing here in central oklahoma. Deer hunting seasons oklahoma hunting for requirements on hunter orange, legal means of taking, public lands, shooting hours, carcass disposal, more than one method of take in the field, tracking with dogs, field tagging and checking requirements, see big game regulations. I have the privilege of seeing a bunch of big deer racks pass through my office every year and ive never seen this many at one time. Oklahoma hunting and fishing bragging board home facebook.
In 2016, 119,477 whitetailed deer were harvested in indiana, including 51,783 antlered deer and 67,694. Oklahoma holiday antlerless deer season offers last chance to. This has allowed us to grow deer that are truly wild, but contained within our high fence. There will be more people in the woods on the opening day of deer gun season in oklahoma than what would fill gaylord familymemorial stadium in norman and boone pickens stadium in stillwater combined. For successful hunters, the report must be made within 30 days of harvesting a deer or by january 31, whichever date is first. In between is when some of the best bowhunting occurs, as the state has a classic november rut. Oklahoma muzzleloader hunting season regulation hunting. Species that have youth seasons or split springfall seasons will be listed multiple times in the species selection box.
White horse creek deer hunting northwest oklahoma photo. The regular archery deer hunting season has been underway since. Open season is just a few weeks away for most of the us. Ballard wma will reopen for waterfowl hunting on wednesday, jan. Holiday antlerless deer season offers last chance to gun hunters. Deer hunters participating in the 2016 17 late season antlerless and spike whitetail hunting season a brief season offered during january in 9 counties after the close of the general. Sound deer management the key to oklahomas record setting. Associate memberships and day guest passes are not valid on the opening two days of the season, i. Oklahoma deer forecast for 2016 the oklahoma deer harvest declined last year. Seasons deer harvest in oklahoma is a recordsetter.
It is the responsibility of the hunter to be aware of applicable federal regulations on federal lands forest service, national recreation areas, etc. The agency manages 42 state parks, all of colorados wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs. Keith warren heads to oklahoma for opening day of deer season at no mercy outfitters looking to take a trophy whitetail. Hunting seasons and application dates nebraska game and. Oklahoma hunting seasons, 20182019 hunting season hq. Bag game large and small during oklahoma hunting season. Any deer, regardless of sex, with at least three inches of antler length above the natural hairline on either. Its rare to see an antlered deer in oklahoma in april. Essential hunting gear for a rainy oklahoma springtime hunt. We offer some of the finest whitetail deer hunts in the nation. Mar 30, 2016 story by texas parks and wildlife department. Whichever hunt you chose, you are sure to enjoy our oklahoma deer hunting. October 24 25, 2020 note that this is a biennial season setting year and wmu specific eithersex days will not be approved until later this spring.
Not only that but are prices are some of the best in the nation as well. Total deer harvest likely lower this season january 10, 2016 oklahoma. Cwd deer season information will be available in early fall 2020 military fee exemptions. It also will be open for youth waterfowl weekend, feb. Experts warn drivers during deer breeding season kten. For detailed information about each season check out the annual hunting guides. The beginning of the elk archery season coincides with the end of the elk rut.
Each whitetail deer hunting zone is equipped with a top of the line gravity protein feeder, a 55 gallon spin cast corn feeder, a freshly prepared lush food plot, a comfortable two man tower box blind, and a strategically placed quad pod. Archery deer hunters in illinois took a preliminary total of 57,937 deer during the season which began on oct. From antelope and deer to bear and small game, hunters will find variety in the states woods. Archery hunting for deer, turkey underway in oklahoma. North dakota hunting seasons north dakota game and fish. The following is a listing of north dakota hunting seasons alphabetical by species. Oklahoma s 2016 deer season is well on its way to revamping the record books. Deer hunting seasons 2020 connecticut hunting and trapping guide. These are the dates set when published, please check the state dnrs website to confirm. Each zone has its own bag limit one or two elk and harvest quota. Oklahomans have rifle season during much of the second half of november, plus an early muzzleloader season in late october. Oklahomas 2016 deer hunting season is well on its way to rearranging the record book. Your gear is also essential to an emergency situation that may occur. Much of this time was spent in oklahoma and texas where he became very familiar with the outdoor opportunities in these states.
Dec 25, 2018 here are the stories behind three from last season. Hunting season dates that are shown on this page are either upcoming or currently open. Deer associate or deer day guest pass memberships permit a club member to take one guest daily for the purpose of hunting deer and turkey. Dates listed as tentative are subject to change until their proclamation has been signed. The quad pods are close to the spin cast corn feeders in each zone for our archery hunters, and the. Jun 19, 2017 keith warren heads to oklahoma for opening day of deer season at no mercy outfitters looking to take a trophy whitetail. If you are stomping around the woods this spring you might come across some antler sheds.
Deer hunting oklahoma 2016 straight juiced outdoors. Hunters in modern firearms, archery and muzzleloader seasons reported a total of 88,467 deer. Oklahoma holiday antlerless deer season offers last chance to gun hunters outdoorhub 12. Had one of the best hunts ive ever had on november 8th. Spring has arrived and so have the spring turkeys for hunting season. The 201516 deer season will open as scheduled, confirmed arkansas game and fish. Thus far, the secondplace spot on the list of oklahomas alltime biggest bucks has changed twice, and official. Three antlerless with muzzleloader and modern gun combined. Deer muzzleloader season is the first opportunity that all sportsmen can use firearms to harvest deer, and the season accounts for about 2025 percent of the total annual deer harvest in oklahoma. Thats a big gulp of rarified air for one state to suck up in a season, and its tough to pick just three stories out of the bunch to highlight what this state is capable of producing.
Deer taken during controlled hunts or during the holiday antlerless deer gun season do not count toward the combined season limit. It allows you to take up to six deer, but only two of them can be antlered. Colorado parks and wildlife is a nationally recognized leader in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. That compares with the harvest of 53,468 during the 201617 archery season. Jan 04, 2017 open season is just a few weeks away for most of the us. Nov 12, 2016 had one of the best hunts ive ever had on november 8th. So far the 2016 deer season has added almost 40 bucks to oklahomas cy curtis awards program, which recognizes trophy game animals such as whitetailed deer, mule deer, elk, pronghorn and black bears. Deep provides hunters with a variety of opportunities to harvest deer in connecticut. Hunting oklahoma department of wildlife conservation. Deer muzzleloader season opens for nine days starting oct. Deer hunting in iowa the return of the whitetailed deer as a major game species in iowa is a tribute to good landowner attitude and progressive management, research and enforcement programs.
About 650,000 deer in 2017, an estimated 625,000 deer in 2015, up from 575,000 in 2014 which was the lowest population in 10 years. From trophy whitetail hunts to that first time deer hunt for your son or daughter, we have it covered. Thus far, the secondplace spot on the list of oklahomas alltime biggest bucks has. The antlers deer festival and outdoor show was established october 2002. The texas parks and wildlife commission adopted a suite of changes to this years deer hunting regulations that includes expanding whitetailed deer hunting into 14 counties across the western panhandle, and creating additional deer hunting opportunities in east texas. Track and post feedback and updates of rutting activity here in oklahoma. May 23, 20 and while the natural habitat of whitetailed deer is dense forest, this species can easily adapt to grasslands if it is dense enough to provide cover.
Deer season is huge in oklahoma, and not just for hunters. The oklahoma deer hunting season provides specific windows for specific types of deer hunting. Season dates and bag limits ohio department of natural. Beginning with the 20152016 season every purchaser of a deer tag s must report their harvest, even if they were unsuccessful, or if they did not hunt. Up to two dogs may be used to blood trail wounded deer. Deer hunting california department of fish and wildlife. Mandatory harvest reporting for antlerless whitetailed deer. Oklahomas archery season runs from october 1 to january 15. Oklahoma diy hunting awaits north american whitetail. White horse creek guided hunts offers whitetail deer and turkey hunting in oklahoma for bow, rifle and blackpowder hunters. Seasons that have ended for the year will not be shown. Hunters in modern firearms, archery and muzzleloader seasons reported a total of 88,467 deer taken. Muzzleloading opportunities occur from october 26 to november 3, and rifle hunters can hit the field from november 23 to december 8. Deer hunting the most popular hunting season in oklahoma.
Cpw issues hunting and fishing licenses, conducts research to improve wildlife management activities, protects high priority. General hunting seasons oklahoma department of wildlife. Deer hunting with a gun continued to be the favorite method of harvest for hunters in oklahoma as 58 percent of the deer were taken with a modern firearm. Oklahoma muzzleloader hunting season knight rifles. Oklahoma continues to enjoy some of the best deer hunting in north america as our habitat and herds continue to recover from the severe drought a few years ago. Unfortunately couldnt close the deal on the biggest buck ive ever seen. Ohio and federal hunting laws are presented in a summarized form.
This includes deer archery, youth deer gun, deer muzzleloader and deer gun seasons. Texas adopts liberalized hunting, fishing rules for 201617. Giant bucks of oklahoma 2016 outdoors unlimited media and. Compounding the challenge of getting drawn for a controlled hunt is the fact an applicant must possess a valid hunting license for that season at the time his or her application is put in. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.
Request a correction to a deer application or replacement of a deer permit. In some states, shed brokers will pay for deer sheds by the pound and then resell the antlers to crafters, carvers and furniture makers. The states overall firstplace buck is believed to be safe from dethroning atop the states record books so far. Following is a comprehensive list of season dates and applications periods by species. The map of open areas and other turkey season details are available in the current oklahoma hunting and fishing regulations guide. For people to show off their trophies rather it be bucks,does,turkeys,bears,elk the trophy is in the eye of a hunter. Experts warn drivers during deer breeding season posted. Licenses can be purchased from a license agent or through the natural resources website. No mercy deer hunt oklahoma opening day 2016 youtube.
Guests are prohibited during gun deer season, elk seasons, and all weekends of. Any antlerless deer harvested in the following counties during archery, youthonly, muzzleloader, or the four doe days during general season is required to be reported within 24 hours of harvest to the department via mobile application or online. We have over 20 years of quality experience in oklahoma guided deer hunts and whitetail deer ranch management and have been doing genetic research since 1992. In 2016, our hunts will feature deer that will achieve an antler score of 250. Many of the links could be traced back to a website called, which has been since renamed prank. In 2017, oklahoma deer hunters dropped close to 40 bucks that grossed over 200 inches. Mar 19, 2011 a quick search of the internet reveals a lot of people try to sell deer sheds. In 2017, the average buck size will increase due to our introduction of some very large parents in our 2016 fawning season, and the antler size will range from 150300. The state showed it could produce some true monster bucks and the oklahoma department of wildlife. The corps of engineers coe allows hunting on some, but not all, coe properties. Deer hunting is a family tradition in oklahoma november 11, 2018 deer season 2018. May 26, 2016 essential hunting gear for a rainy oklahoma springtime hunt. With a broad diversity of species and seasons, all hunters in nebraska can have a busy year.353 1318 1067 452 865 1329 117 730 1249 335 892 1057 503 93 1243 1077 839 1457 64 1243 1173 923 451 776 714 282 778 1511 773 403 113 929 90 584 877 829 677 930 111 234 1012