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Friday, April 23, 2010

Oklahoma Wildlife Department Announces Season Dates

The following is from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation website:

SPRING 2010 TURKEY
Spring 2010 Season: April 6- May 6, 2010
SQUIRREL: May 15, 2010 - Jan. 31, 2011; statewide

FALL 2010 September 4 & 5: Free hunting days for Oklahoma residents, a hunting license, legacy permit and HIP permit are not required.

ANTELOPE ARCHERY: Sept. 13-26 (Only in open areas)
BEAR ARCHERY: Oct. 1-22, 2010 (Only in open counties)
BEAR MUZZLELOADER: Oct. 23-31, 2010 (only in open counties)
CROW: Oct. 10 - Nov. 16, 2010 and Dec. 9, 2010 - Mar. 4, 2011; statewide DOVE: Sept. 1 - Nov. 9 (70-day season) Statewide (excluding southwest zone) Southwest zone: Will not be announced until August/September.

DEER SEASONS: The archery deer season runs from Oct 1 through Jan 15.

The muzzleloading season opens on the fourth Saturday in October and runs for nine days.

The deer gun season opens the Saturday before Thanksgiving and runs for 16 days.

ARCHERY: Oct. 1 - 2010-Jan. 15, 2011
MUZZLELOADING: Oct. 23 - 31, 2010 (Antlerless days vary by zone) GUN: Nov. 20 - Dec. 5, 2010 (Antlerless days vary by zone)
YOUTH DEER GUN: Oct. 15-17, 2010; statewide

HOLIDAY ANTLERLESS DEER GUN SEASON: Dec. 17 - 26 (Open only in certain zones). Antlerless deer hunting dates for 2010-2011 muzzleloader and modern gun season:

Zone 1 will be open Nov. 20 and Dec. 5, 2010, of the deer gun season and the limit will be one antlerless deer.

Zones 2, 7 and 8 will be open Oct. 23 to Oct. 31 (all of muzzleloader) and Nov. 20 to Dec. 5, 2010 (all of gun). The limit will be two antlerless deer during muzzleloader and two antlerless deer during gun season.

Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, and 9 will be open to antlerless hunting Oct. 23 – Oct. 31 (all of muzzleloader) and Nov. 20 – Dec. 5, 2010 (all of gun). The limit will be one antlerless deer during muzzleloader season and one antlerless deer during gun season.

Zone 10 will be open Oct. 23-25 and Oct. 29-31, 2010 (muzzleloader) and Nov. 20, 27 and Dec. 5, 2009 (gun). The limit will be one antlerless deer during muzzleloader season and one antlerless deer during gun season. 2010 Antlerless Deer Zone Map

PHEASANT: Dec. 1, 2010 - Jan. 31, 2011 Open only in designated areas (Hunting Guide)
QUAIL: Nov. 13, 2010 - Feb. 15, 2011; statewide (second Sat in November thru Feb 15.)
RABBIT:
Cottontail & Swamp Oct. 1, 2010 - Mar. 15, 2011; statewide
Jackrabbit Oct. 1, 2009 - Mar. 15, 2010 (west of I-35 only); no open season on jackrabbits east of I-35. SQUIRREL: May 15, 2010 - Jan. 31, 2011; statewide
SEPTEMBER TEAL: TBA
SPECIAL RESIDENT CANADA GOOSE: TBA
TURKEY: Check regulations pertaining to individual counties. Fall 2010 Season: Gun: Nov. 1 - Nov. 19; open only in select counties. Archery: Oct 1, 2010 - Jan. 15, 2011; statewide
WATERFOWL: TBA
SPRING 2011 TURKEY Special 2011 Youth Turkey Season: April 2-3, 2011 Spring 2011 Season: April 6- May 6, 2011; Statewide
SQUIRREL: May 15, 2011 - Jan. 31, 2012; statewide