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Oklahoma Drawings for 2019 Season-Long Duck Blind Sites Sept 21
Submitted by: TBC Press
Posted on: 09/10/19
- Waurika Lake: Drawings will be at 9 a.m. at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office, 5900 Waurika Dam Road, Hastings.
- Fort Supply: Blind site permits will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Wildlife Department’s northwest region office, 3014 Lakeview Drive, Woodward.
YOUTH WATERFOWL DAYS: Two days are designated as special youth-only hunting opportunities outside of the regular waterfowl season dates. The first waterfowl hunting youth day this year will be Oct. 5 in all of Oklahoma. The second youth day will be Feb. 1, 2020. Hunters must be 15 or younger and accompanied by a non-hunting adult 18 or older. All of the usual waterfowl hunting regulations apply; for details, see the current Oklahoma Hunting and Fishing Regulations Guide.
REGULAR WATERFOWL SEASONS: On Oct. 12, hunting season for ducks, mergansers and coots will open in the three Panhandle counties, and it will remain open through Jan. 8. In Duck Zone 1 (much of northwestern Oklahoma), the season will be open Oct. 26-Dec. 1, then reopen Dec. 14-Jan. 19. In Duck Zone 2 (northeastern and southern Oklahoma), the season will be open Nov. 2-Dec. 1, then reopen Dec. 14-Jan. 26.
Sandhill cranes may be hunted west of Interstate 35 from Oct. 26-Jan. 26. A federal sandhill crane harvest permit is required in addition to other waterfowl licenses.
All goose seasons will be open statewide Nov. 2-Dec. 1, then reopen Dec. 14. The season for white-fronted geese will close Feb. 9, and the seasons for dark geese and light geese will close Feb. 16.
All required licenses and permits for waterfowl hunting, including the federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (duck stamp) and federal Harvest Information Program (HIP) permit, are available at Go Outdoors Oklahoma, the Wildlife Department’s online licensing system.
All hunters and anglers, including lifetime license holders, are encouraged to log in to their existing profile at license.GoOutdoorsOklahoma.com and verify their information now so they can begin realizing the customer service benefits of the new system.
Mark your calendar for Sept. 21 if you are hoping to draw out for a season-long waterfowl blind site at Oklahoma specified lakes statewide. To enter the drawings, applicants must be at least age 16 and possess a valid hunting license, HIP permit, signed federal duck stamp, and valid Oklahoma waterfowl license unless exempt.
- Fort Gibson, Eufaula, Webbers Falls and W.D. Mayo: Drawings will be held at the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s field office near Porter, about two miles north of the Muskogee Turnpike on U.S. 69. Registration for Fort Gibson will begin at 7 a.m.; Eufaula, 9:30 a.m.; Webbers Falls, noon; and W.D. Mayo, 2:30 p.m. Drawings will begin an hour after registration opens.