Oklahoma’s deer archery season opens statewide on Monday (Oct. 1). Last year bow hunters in Oklahoma checked in 24,908 deer, a record high for an archery season.
The archery deer season runs through Jan. 15. Also opening Monday is the fall archery season on wild turkeys, the bow season on black bears in southeastern Oklahoma, the two-week archery season on antelope in the Panhandle and rabbit season.
The overall season limit of 20 bears that had been imposed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation has been eliminated this season.
Bear archery season will be open for three weeks followed by the muzzleloader season that opens Oct. 22 and runs concurrent with the deer muzzleloader season.
Black bear hunting is allowed only in Pushmataha, Latimer, Le Flore and McCurtain counties.