Oklahoma opens its doors to big- and small-game hunters of all ages year round; even minors get a chance to hone their hunting skills as long as they follow the laws and restrictions set out by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.In general, adults must accompany all minors to assist them on their hunting trips.The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation states that residents under the age of 16 and nonresidents under the age of 14 do not need licenses.
The ODWC offers youth hunting licenses for Oklahoma residents who are 16 and 17 years old.
Resident Youth Combo Hunt/Fish licenses allow such minors to pay one price for permits allowing both hunting and fishing expeditions, but they may also purchase just an annual hunting license.
Residents younger than 17 need additional permits to hunt during deer archery season, youth deer gun season and anterless deer gun season.
All nonresident minors, no matter their age, must purchase furbearer licenses for hunting bobcats, raccoons, river otters and gray and red foxes.
The state also has separate licenses for hunting antelope, elk, deer and bears, which nonresidents must purchase each season.
Residents and nonresidents, including minors, must purchase annual land access permits to hunt in the Honobia Creek Wildlife Management Area and the Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area.
Minors who are at least 14 need small-game hunting licenses, according to the ODWC.
They may also purchase five-day small game hunting licenses, which allow them to hunt for five consecutive days, expire at midnight on the fifth day and are not valid for turkey or deer hunting.
Five-day licenses don't cover turkey and deer hunting.
Oklahoma has separate licenses for nonresidents hunting specific wildlife.
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