Hunting Seasons

Hunting Season is always a special time of the year. Whether you are planning on waiting patiently in a deer stand to bag that trophy buck or sitting knee deep in the marsh hoping to bag a band. Being able to take advantage of all the hunting seasons is why The Waterfowl Hunter has put together the hunting dates for Oklahoma.

These dates serve as a general guide for more specific hunting visit Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife.

Deer Hunting Seasons

Hunt Type Opens Closes
Deer Archery Oct. 1, 2017 Jan. 15, 2018
Youth Deer Gun Oct. 20, 2017 Oct. 22, 2017
Deer Primitive Arms (Muzzleloading) Oct. 28, 2017 Nov. 5, 2017
Deer Gun Nov. 18, 2017 Dec. 3, 2017
Holiday Antlerless Dec. 22, 2017 Dec. 31, 2017


Elk

Hunt Type Opens Closes
Elk Archery Oct. 1, 2017 Jan. 15, 2018
Youth Elk Gun Oct. 20, 2017 Oct. 22, 2017
Elk Primitive Arms (Muzzleloading) Oct. 28, 2017 Nov. 5, 2017
Elk Gun Nov. 18, 2017 Dec. 3, 2017

Special Southwest Zone Elk Seasons

Hunt Type Opens Closes
Archery Oct. 7, 2017 Oct. 11, 2017
Archery Dec. 9, 2017 Dec. 13, 2017
Gun Oct. 12, 2017 Oct. 15, 2017
Gun Dec. 14, 2017 Dec. 17, 2017
Antlerless Nov. 18, 2017 Dec. 3, 2017
Antlerless Jan. 1, 2018 Jan. 31, 2018

Antelope

Weapon Type Hunt Type Opens Closes
Archery Oct. 1, 2017 Oct. 14, 2017
Gun Either Sex Hunt Sep. 7, 2017 Sep. 10, 2017
Gun State Drawn Doe Sep. 11, 2017 Sep. 20, 2017
Gun Landowner Drawn Doe Dec. 2, 2017 Jan. 15, 2017

Bear

Hunt Type Opens Closes
Bear Archery Oct. 1, 2017 Oct. 15, 2017
Bear Muzzleloader Oct. 28, 2017 Nov. 5, 2017

Turkey

Hunt Type Opens Closes
Turkey Fall Archery Oct. 1, 2017 Jan. 15, 2018
Turkey Fall Gun Nov. 4, 2017 Nov. 17, 2017
Youth Spring Turkey Mar. 31, 2017 Apr. 2, 2017
Youth Spring Turkey (SE) Apr. 15, 2017 Apr. 16, 2017
Spring Turkey Apr. 6, 2017 May 6, 2017
Spring Turkey (SE) Apr. 17, 2017 May 6, 2017

Quail

Opens Closes
Nov. 12, 2016 Feb. 15, 2017

Crow

Opens Closes
Oct. 10, 2017 Nov. 16, 2017
Dec. 9, 2016 Mar. 4, 2017

Rabbit

Opens Closes
Oct. 1, 2016 Mar. 15, 2017

Furbearers

Raccoon, Bobcat, Badger, Gray Fox, Red Fox, Mink, Muskrat, Opossum, River Otter and Weasel

Opens Closes
Dec. 1, 2016 Feb. 28, 2017