How To Obtain An Oklahoma Hunting License
The sport of hunting is one that teaches people valuable life skills by requiring great amounts of patience, skill, and determination. To participate in this sport in Oklahoma, you will need to acquire a license before heading out to the lake or woods. This is not a complicated process, and you should be out hunting before you know it if you follow these instructions.
What are Your Hunting Needs?
Based on how often you plan on hunting, there are different options available to you. If you are someone who is going to be living in Oklahoma for a while and hunting frequently, then a lifetime license may be best. If you do not hunt very often, you may just need to go for an annual license. Think about your needs, and then determine which is best for you:
- Fishing/Hunting Combined (Offered in Lifetime, 5-year and Annual)
- Non-Resident Annual
- Non-Resident 5-Day
Think About Your Budget
You also need to consider your finances when determining what option is best for you. You can verify any changes in these costs by contacting (405) 521-3852:
- Lifetime Hunting- $625
- Lifetime Fishing/Hunting Combo- $775
- 5-Year Hunting- $88
- 5-Year Fishing/Hunting- $148
- Annual Hunting- $25 (Youth, 16-17: $9)
- Non-Resident Annual- $142
- Non-Resident 5-Day- $75 (Not valid for deer/turkey)
There are also special discounted rates available for seniors. No matter when they are purchased, the license will expire on December 31st of each year. You will also want to contact the State Department of Wildlife Conservation License Section for prices on a specialty license for hunting certain animals.
What You Will Need
To apply for a license, you will need to provide your name, address, email (if purchasing online) and identification. Valid types of identification include:
- Valid driver’s license issued in the United States
- Valid state issued ID car
- A passport
- A social security number (required if under age 16)
Residents under 16 years of age and non-residents under 14 years of age do not need a license to hunt in the state of Oklahoma.