Oklahoma Turkey Hunting

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Fall 2005 - Turkey
Spring 2006 - Turkey

Turkey Regulations
Record of Game (idea)
2002-2003 Sunrise-Sunset Table
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I have the new 2006-2007 dates for Fall turkey season, but I don't have the new regulations. The dates are accurate according to the DOWC web site. However, the regulations should be correct for the Spring 2006 turkey season. There will be a Special Youth Turkey Season March 31 - April 1, 2007 (This is a new season recently approved by the Wildlife Conservation Commission. Complete details will be published in the 2006-2007 Hunting Regulation.) When I get the new regulations I will then post them on this site.
 


Fall 2006 - Turkey

Archery
Gun

Open Areas and Bag Limits for Fall Wild Turkey 2005 {MAP}

DATES OPEN ARCHERY

OPEN October 1, 2006 CLOSE January 15, 2007


DATES OPEN GUN

Closed in Southeast Counties

OPEN November 4, 2006 CLOSE November 17,2006

NOTE:  SEASONS ON PUBLIC LANDS MAY VARY FROM STATEWIDE SEASONS.

Open Areas and Bag limit
   
Fall Season Limit: One (1) turkey, regardless of method of taking.
    Archery: The limit is one (1) turkey of either-sex, statewide.
    Gun: The following counties have a limit of one (1) tom turkey: Alfalfa, Caddo, Canadian, Carter, Cimarron, Cotton, Creek, Custer, Garfield, Grady, Grant, Greer, Harmon, Hughes, Jefferson, Kay, Kiowa, Love, Murray, Noble, Okfuskee, Pawnee, Seminole, Stephens, Texas, and Washita.

    The following counties have a limit of one (1) turkey of either sex: Beaver, Beckham, Blaine, Comanche, Dewey, Ellis, Harper, Jackson, Kingfisher, Logan, Major, Osage, Payne, Roger Mills, Tillman, Woods, and Woodward.

    The following counties are open to shotgun hunting only and have a limit of one (1) tom turkey: Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Haskell, McIntosh, Muskogee, Nowata, Sequoyah, Wagoner and Washington

Turkey Fall Gun season is closed in all counties not listed (see map).

Legal Means of Taking
   
Archery: Equipment described as legal for deer archery season, except that there is no minimum broadhead length required.
    Rifle: Centerfire rifles,
.22 magnum rimfire, 5mm magnum rimfire and .17 HMR are  legal. All other rimfire rifles are illegal.
    Muzzleloader: Muzzleloader rifles and handguns of .36 caliber or larger are legal.

    Shotgun: Conventional or muzzleloading, using shot no larger than BB (.180 in. dia.) are legal.
    Handgun: Centerfire, .22 magnum rimfire and 5mm magnum rimfire and .17 HMR are legal. All other rimfire handguns are illegal.
    Concurrent Seasons: Conventional handguns and rifles are not permitted for turkey hunting during the two-day period when fall turkey season and deer muzzleloader season overlap.

Blaze Orange Requirements
    When the youth antlerless deer gun, elk gun (in open counties), deer muzzleloader, deer gun and/or the special antlerless deer gun seasons (in open zones) overlap with fall archery or fall gun turkey seasons, all fall turkey hunters must conspicuously wear either a head covering or an outer garment above the waistline, consisting of hunter orange.

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Spring 2006 - Turkey

Daily, Season and Possession Limit
Except Southeast 8 Counties
Southeast 8 Counties
Open Areas and Bag Limits for Spring Wild Turkey 2006 {MAP}


Daily, Season and Possession Limit
   
The season limit is three (3) tom turkeys. No more than one (1) tom may be taken in one (1) day. No more than one (1) tom may be taken in any county with a one (1) tom bag limit and no more than two (2) toms may be taken in any county with a two (2) tom bag limit. No more than two (2) toms may be taken from the combined eight (8) southeast counties.

Legal Means of Taking:
   
Archery: Equipment described as legal for deer archery season, except that there is no minimum broadhead length required.
    Shotgun: Conventional or muzzleloading, using shot no larger than BB (.180 in. dia.) are legal.
    Illegal Firearms:  Rifles and handguns may not be used during the spring season.


DATES OPEN (statewide)

OPEN April 6, 2006 CLOSE MAY 6, 2006
 

Open Areas and Bag limit:
    The following counties have a season limit of one (1) tom turkey: Beaver, Bryan, Cimarron, Cleveland, Custer, Delaware, Garfield, Kiowa, Marshall, Mayes, Noble, Oklahoma, Ottawa, Rogers, Texas and Tulsa.

    The following counties have a season limit of two (2) tom turkeys: Adair, Alfalfa, Beckham, Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Carter, Cherokee, Comanche, Cotton, Craig, Creek, Dewey, Ellis, Garvin, Grady, Grant, Greer, Harmon, Harper, Haskell, Hughes, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnston, Kay, Kingfisher, Lincoln, Logan, Love, Major, McClain, McIntosh,  Murray, Muskogee, Nowata, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Pawnee, Payne,  Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Roger Mills, Seminole, Sequoyah, Stephens, Tillman, Wagoner, Washington, Washita Woods, and Woodward.

    No more than two (2) toms may be taken from the combined eight (8) southeast counties of: Atoka, Choctaw, Coal, Latimer, Leflore, McCurtain, Pittsburg and Pushmataha. All eight southeast counties have a season limit of two (2) toms, except Choctaw has a one (1) tom limit.

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Turkey Regulations

License Requirements
    Resident: Annual hunting or combination license, lifetime hunting or lifetime combination license, youth hunting or youth combination license senior citizen hunting or senior citizen combination license, a fishing and hunting legacy permit or proof of exemption. In addition, all turkey hunters must possess a turkey license for each bird to be hunted, unless otherwise exempt.
    Nonresident:
Nonresident annual hunting license and a fishing and hunting legacy permit, or proof of exemption. In addition, all turkey hunters must possess a turkey permit for each bird to be hunted, unless otherwise exempt. Nonresident lifetime license holders are required to purchase a nonresident annual hunting license and turkey license(s).
    The nonresident five-day hunting license in not valid for hunting turkey.

Additional License Requirements
    Jan. 1-15: All fall archery turkey hunters must possess a fall turkey license for the current year, unless exempt. Annual hunting and turkey licenses are valid from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 only.

Public Lands
    Seasons on public lands may vary from statewide seasons. Consult WMA regulations beginning on page 30 of your 2005-2006 Oklahoma Hunting Guide.

Tom Turkey Definition
    Any bearded turkey, regardless of sex.

Identification:
    Evidence of sex (one (1) leg with foot) must remain on the bird until it has reached its final destination.
    Beards on hens must remain intact and not removed from the turkey until the bird has reached final destination.

Hunting Hours:
    One-half hour before official sunrise to official sunset.

Roost Shooting:
    Roost shooting is prohibited.

Decoys and Recorded Calls:
    Artificial decoys is permitted. Live decoys and recorded calls are prohibited.

Tagging
    Upon harvesting a turkey, all annual license/permit holders are required to complete the "record of game" section on the back of the license form. All persons, including lifetime license holders, taking a turkey shall immediately upon harvesting a bird securely attach their name and hunting license number to the carcass.

Checking
    All turkeys taken east of I-35 must be checked at the nearest open hunter check station or with an authorized Department employee. Turkeys taken west of I-35 will not be checked.

Baiting:
    Turkeys may not be hunted or taken within 100 yards of any bait. Baiting shall mean the placing, exposing, depositing, distributing, or scattering of shelled, shucked or unshucked corn, wheat, or other grain or other feed so as to constitute for such birds a lure, attraction, or enticement, on or over any area where hunters are attempting to take them. The taking of turkey over standing crops, grain crops, properly shucked on the field where grown or grain found scattered solely as the result of normal agricultural operations is permitted.

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