If you have your sights set on a special whitetail, elk or antelope hunt in Oklahoma, the Department of Wildlife Conservation is taking applications for its controlled hunts program.
It costs $5 to enter for a chance at special hunting opportunities for those big game species and turkey hunts on land owned or managed by the state or other regulated lands. Hunters will be selected by a random draw process.
Deadline to apply is May 15 through this link.
“You just can’t beat $5 for a chance at an Oklahoma big game or gobbler hunt in the unique areas offered through this program,” said Melinda Sturgess-Streich, assistant director of administration and finance for the Wildlife Department. “Whether you want to hunt a bull elk in the Wichita Mountains, an antelope in the Panhandle or a trophy buck at locations across the state like the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, the controlled hunts program is one of the best things going in Oklahoma hunting.”
All applicants, including lifetime license holders, must pay the $5 application fee to enter the controlled hunts drawings. The fee is paid only once per person per year regardless of the number of categories entered.
Applications are offered online through a secure process that only accepts applications once they have been filed correctly, and a print-out confirmation page is available for sportsmen to document their submitted application.
Log on to http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/controlledhunts.htm for complete application instructions, including tips on enhancing chances of being selected as well as a full listing of available hunts.