May 15 is the deadline for hunters to complete and submit their applications for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s controlled hunts drawings.
The controlled hunts program offers once-in-a-lifetime elk and antelope hunts, highly sought-after buck deer hunts, and a range of other quality deer and turkey hunting opportunities through randomized drawings that only cost sportsmen $5 to enter.
Opportunities offered through the program include hunts on Wildlife Department or other government-owned or managed lands where unrestricted hunting would pose safety concerns or where overharvest might occur.
Applications are only accepted online through the Wildlife Department’s website at wildlifedepartment.com.
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.