Licensing oklahoma department of wildlife conservation. Apr 08, 2019 my father in law and i spent opening day on public land here in ok. Oklahomas spring turkey season opens friday in most of the state and everything seems par for the course. Nwtf oklahoma and its partners are recruiting future hunters and conservationists through youth camps, the nwtf jakes program and mentored hunts. Apr 05, 2016 the season will close in both regions on may 6. Any antelope, regardless of sex, with a black cheek patch. The rule change, approved for 2012 along with several others by the oklahoma wildlife conservation commission at its february meeting, will shorten turkey season in the southeast turkey zone and on wildlife management areas in that zone.
In addition, persons pursuing hogs must comply with all other wma regulations see departmentmanaged area rules. Oklahomas spring turkey hunting season opens friday in most of the state. The wind led chadick to hunt public ground on november th. No matter the reason, i decided to research oklahomas turkey hunting. However, only toms are legal during spring hunting season either sex may be taken in the fall in some counties and hunters must learn to distinguish between. Westbrook would go on to be named the leagues mvp in june. Apr 17, 2016 episode 1 pilot oklahoma spring turkey south carolina velvet triple mag duration. Turkey hunting in okla homa starts with our spring season april 6 through may 6. Turkey season is set to open, but birds are behaving differently. The thunder would finish the regular season with a 4735 record, securing the 6th seed. In the southeastern counties, spring turkey season will open april 18 for youths only and april 20 for all hunters. From the volcanic platos of the oklahoma panhandle to the pine hardwoods of southeastern ok to the bottomlands of south central ks, your sure to find the experience you desire. Some 2017 spring turkey hunting action here in oklahoma.
Lots of gobbling and tons of birds to chase, this is an extremely exciting and fun hunt for the whole family. East of interstate 35 is a different story, especially southeast. We did great getting them two birds apiece with the. May 12, 2016 published on may 12, 2016 three successful long beard hunts in oklahoma. Spring turkey season starts monday luther register news. Most mature birds will have beards from 610 inches long, some having multiple beards. Bear 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. Oklahoma designated the wild turkey as the official state game bird in 1990 the state bird is the scissortailed flycatcher, adopted in 1951.
Where once the sole objective was the restoration of wild turkey populations, todays biologists are faced with new challenges, such as maintaining high carrying capacities by fine tuning habitat and harvest regulations. The nwtf hunt guide is your complete source for turkey season dates, application deadlines and other related hunting information across north america. Our hunting areas span across north central oklahoma and the central kansas region in some of the best turkey hunting habitat in the country. Oklahoma department of transportation 2016 work zone. To the west, the black kettle wildlife management area has good rio grande turkey populations. Thousands of hunters will take to forests and fields because spring turkey hunting in all but eight southeastern counties of oklahoma opens monday may 6th. Oklahoma, a sleeper state for rio turkey hunting nwtf. Pchc offers the opportunity to have a turkey hunting experience of a lifetime. Mar 09, 2012 the rule change, approved for 2012 along with several others by the oklahoma wildlife conservation commission at its february meeting, will shorten turkey season in the southeast turkey zone and on wildlife management areas in that zone.
Oklahoma duck hunting to expand, turkey season opens saturday. Our success rate is second to none, we pride ourselves with quality hunts with several properties that. According to the wildlife department, turkeys are most widespread in the western part of the state with many counties reporting more than 2,000 turkeys. The 2016 17 oklahoma city thunder season was the 9th season of the franchise in oklahoma city and the 51st in the national basketball association.
Western ok is well known for rio grande turkey hunting and thats where we focus our efforts. The guidebook is designed to be a quickreference document for upland game and turkey hunting regulations. In the eightcounty southeast region, youth spring turkey season will be april 1516, and the general turkey season will be april 17 to may 6. Duck hunting will be available across the entire state this saturday, nov. This years hunt guide provides two separate sets of data, presented in maps as well as individual state details. I had a bad memory card in my camera and ended up filming all weekend on my iphone. Oklahomas 2017 spring turkey hunting season will start a halfhour before sunrise april 6 in all areas except the southeast region. In addition, shotgun gauges 10 through 28, including. We have thousands of acres to hunt on and hundreds of birds on our private ranch land. Nwtf oklahoma and its partners have identified the most critical areas of habitat in the state. The youth turkey permit allows the hunter to harvest one turkey. I noticed the group of 5 toms that hang around the house disappeared a week or so back.
Spring turkey season opens tuesday, and the population of birds in western oklahoma is thriving. Come hunt with fowl skies outfitters for quality duck, goose, turkey and dove hunting in southwest oklahoma. Stuart ranch outfitters offers 33,000 acres of well managed free range whitetail, turkey, feral hog and waterfowl hunting in oklahoma. A hunter cannot exceed any county limit while pursuing season. We went pronghorn hunting in the panhandle, picked up trash along the arkansas river, learned to hunt mushrooms and went behind the scenes at the bassmaster classic 2016. A buddy and i went out there last season during the last few days just to try some new country and that place was infested with birds. The 2016 17 oklahoma state cowboys basketball team represented oklahoma state university in the 2016 17 ncaa division i mens basketball season. Mar 18, 2019 below is the 20192020 southwest oklahoma hunting season.
Spring turkey season opens friday oklahoma city news. Mississippians have a rich tradition of chasing wary spring toms, and over the last three decades, the state has consistently boasted one of the largest turkey populations in the country. One male turkey or turkey with visible beard youths who take a turkey during the youth season may not harvest a second bird until april 27. They are actively managing that land for the future of the wild turkey.
Oklahoma turkey hunting guides and outfitters fowl skies. The youth turkey permit may be used during any turkey season. Our farms for rio grande turkey hunts are second to none. Best public land turkey hunting in oklahoma outdoor life. Everything you need to plan your oklahoma hunting trips for 2020. It was my first time to turkey hunt public land and when we arrived midday there were gobblers gobblin everywhere, so immediately we thought this was to good to be true but it was true. The spring wild turkey hunting season is open statewide. Oklahomas spring turkey hunting season opens monday in most of the state. We offer fully guided turkey hunts for rio grande turkey during the spring shotgun season in oklahoma which runs from april 6 through may 6. The general spring turkey hunting season will run through may 6.
You are welcome as a solo hunter or we can accommodate your group hunt up to 10 hunters. The season will begin the monday following the third saturday in april and will run through may 6. The 2014 spring wild turkey populations across the country and the 2014 spring hunting harvest rates, as reported by each state with a turkey season. Oklahoma turkey hunt western oaklahoma trophy outfitters. Wild turkey program few things are as thrilling as the gobble of a wild turkey, and few places can rival mississippi for thundering longbearded gobblers. Members will not be allowed to use atvss or any other offroad vehicles while turkey hunting on any of the properties. Numbers are updated 34 times an hour during the season. Conference play began on october 1, 2016, with a 5246 win against tcu in fort worth, texas and ended with a 3820 win against oklahoma state on december 3, 2016, in norman, oklahoma. We pride ourselves with quality not quantity hunts to bring you a true hunting experience. Our success in the turkey woods carries a reputation that is only comparable to the strut of a spring gobbler. It was one of the original states that started the lt. Oklahoma muzzleloader hunting season knight rifles.
The season opener is april 20 in southeastern oklahoma. Oklahomas muzzleloader season is a great opportunity for black powder rifle enthusiasts to hunt big game such as deer and turkey. All antelope hunters must possess written permission from the landowner or, where appropriate, the lessee tenant. The wild turkey is also an official state symbol of massachusetts, alabama, and south carolina. However the second turkey must be bagged in one of the following zones. Oklahoma turkey population, oklahoma simple english. Turkey hunting, both spring and fall, has a growing following in wyoming. Wild turkey hunts for rio grande turkey we offer fully guided turkey hunts for rio grande turkey during the spring shotgun season in oklahoma which runs from april 6 through may 6. Oklahoma department of wildlife news release come monday, april 6, thousands of hunters will take to forests and fields hoping to persuade. Oklahoma wild turkey hunting check out our list of oklahoma wild turkey hunting spots below. We specialize in hunting with kids and bowhunting gobblers. And fall turkey gun season will open saturday in 63 of the states 77 counties.
With generous bag limits and the chance to harvest a turkey with a firearm, the fall turkey season opens doors for sportsmen to get serious about gobbler hunting or to take a more. The residentonly youth sportsmans license includes the annual youth hunting license, two 2 youth deer permits and two 2 youth turkey permits. Why not visualize when and where you can hunt turkey in oklahoma. Wild turkey hunts in oklahoma for rio grande turkeys. Turkey oklahoma department of wildlife conservation. In 2016, the oklahoma department of transportation began the work zone wednesday messaging during its work zone awareness campaign.
We have two days and two nights including lodging and meals, limited availability for very high success rates. Turkey hunting in oklahoma starts with our spring season april 6 through may 6. April 15 may 31, 2020 spring turkey permits and game tags may be purchased online, at any vendor location or by phone from march 2 through may 31, 2020 in addition to your turkey permit and tag, you must have a kansas hunting. Purchase your license online from the oklahoma wildlife department. The daily bag limit is one male turkey or a turkey with a visible beard so hens with beards may be lawfully taken. A separate license is required to hunt turkeys during the. Hunters 6 to 15 years old may harvest one jake as part of their twobird limit during the season including the youth hunt. Information on turkey harvest in new mexico can be found in the harvest report below.
April 6 marks the first day of spring turkey season in oklahoma, and thousands of hunters will make their way in to the woods for another year of hunting. Harvest numbers by county use the telecheck lookup table to view realtime harvest numbers by county and season. Daily bag limit 15 whitewinged, mourning and whitetipped doves in the aggregate, to include. Fowl skies outfitters oklahoma waterfowl turkey dove. It is illegal to use a smartphone as an electronic call during turkey season.
Mar 31, 2019 oklahomas spring turkey season opens april 6 and runs through may 6. When college is keeping you busy and youve only got one weekend to hunt, you head home, grab the. Shotgun season was in full swing and chadick had to stick to stands put out by the state. Hunting oklahoma department of wildlife conservation. Apr 05, 2020 wild turkeys near bromide, located on the johnstoncoal county line. The breeding season seems to be progressing normally, said rod smith of the oklahoma department of wildlife conservation. Oklahomas 2016 spring turkey hunting seasons kicks off saturday and sunday for youths 17 and younger in all areas except the southeast. Also opening statewide saturday will be hunting seasons for dark geese, whitefronted geese and light geese.
April 5, 2017oklahomas 2016 spring turkey hunting season will start a halfhour before sunrise april 6 in all areas except the southeast region. General hunting seasons oklahoma department of wildlife. With the excitement of deer season and the onset of seasons for several other species, such as quail which opens november 14, oklahoma hunters may overlook the unique opportunity to hunt turkeys this fall. Contact us today to reserve your spot for next season and make some memories in the field. Pursuit of hogs at night during any other time of the year has the following restrictions. I learned that fewer than 16,000 spring turkey tags were issued in 2016 between both.
All hunters including lifetime license holders who harvest a. The 2016 season of outdoor oklahoma included some real trophies and treasures. The statewide bag limit is two legal turkeys, no jakes. Our turkey population is extremely high with an average weight of 23 to 25lbs and 9 inch or longer beards. Hunting public land is a bit more challenging because stand location is determined through a daily lottery during shotgun season and firstcomefirstserve basis during the archery season. From winged tornadoes to gobblin thunder fowl skies will put you in the storm of a lifetime. Oklahoma hunting seasons, 20182019 hunting season hq. In southeast oklahoma, the season opens april 22 and ends may 6 due to lower populations. The bag limit is two wild turkeys with beards per season. Turkey management in oklahoma managing wild turkeys in oklahoma is a different proposition than it was only decades ago. April 1 2, 2017 statewide except in the southeast region. You can use the references in the guidebook to search for the detailed statute or rule.
No more than one legal turkey may be taken per day. A game hunting license and either an overthecounter turkey tag or draw permit is required to legally take wild turkey in the state. Oklahoma finished conference play with a 90 record winning their eleventh big 12 championship and second consecutive championship in a row. Resident senior or disabled combination hunting and fishing licenses. Fowl skies outfitters turkey hunts f owl skies outfitters offers premier wild rio grande turkey hunts in the spring and fall season in southwest oklahoma prime rio turkey hot spots. On the april 9, russell westbrook broke the record of oscar robertson of most tripledoubles in a season with 42. With the covid19 situation and associated social distancing, turkey hunting might be an option to safely get away for a while and just enjoy nature. Getting out there early in the season ensures youll get a chance to hunt the game before they are spooked by all the hunters and guns from the other. Many areas are hunted with a general license full price, that can be purchased overthecounter, but some areas have a limited quota license type 1 and type 3. Wyoming game and fish department wyoming hunt planner. If you have any pictures of these oklahoma wild turkey hunting spots or you want to show off your turkey pics, you can upload them in our members area here. Sep 23, 2016 some 2016 spring turkey hunting action here in oklahoma. The messaging was aimed to get drivers attention and make them think about safety behind the wheel.
The hunting season run from april 1stmay 31st across the two state area. The oklahoma turkey population is made up of three subspecies including the eastern, rio grande, and merriams. A person can use shotgun gauges 10 through 20, using shot sizes 4 through 6 or mixed loads that include shot sizes 4 through 7. In the playoffs, they faced off against the houston rockets in the first round, in. Shelly, drew, and dean all took 3 year old turkeys with mossberg, remington, and benelli 12 gauges. Published on may 12, 2016 three successful long beard hunts in oklahoma. We have an extremely dense turkey population in our area and hunting turkeys are some of the things we love to guide the most because of how vocal our birds are. Spring turkey hunting is general season, and anyone can purchase a tag any time before going hunting. The oklahoma spring turkey season is april 6th to may 6th, all of the turkey farms are in 1 bird counties so once you kill one bird in that county, members will not be able to harvest a second bird in the same county.519 520 866 1143 30 267 1378 1336 820 577 96 338 736 715 773 708 1114 1166 694 1114 573 653 655 922 100 210 624 958 381 1251 775 825 1423 518 1373 1170 464 374 223 715 1117 1169 640 726 1491 1358 494 689