Oklahoma Hunting License Cost | Oklahoma Waterfowl Hunting Regulations
To purchase your Oklahoma Waterfowl Hunting License online please visit the Oklahoma Parks & Wildlife Department website.
Legal Means of Taking
Shotgun (conventional or muzzleloading) archery equipment or legal raptors and as otherwise provided under General
Oklahoma Waterfowl Restrictions
No person shall take migratory game birds:
• With a trap, snare, net, rifle, pistol, swivel gun, shotgun slug, shotgun larger than a 10-gauge, punt gun, battery gun, machine gun, fishhook, poison, drug, explosive, or stupefying substance.
• With a shotgun capable of holding more than three shells, in the magazine and chamber combined, unless otherwise provided.
• From or by means, aid, or use of a sink box (a low floating device, having a depression affording the hunter means of concealment beneath the surface of the water.)
• From or with the aid or use of a vehicle or other motor-driven land conveyance, or any aircraft, except that paraplegics and single- or double amputees of the legs may take from any stationary motor vehicle or stationary motor-driven
land conveyance. Paraplegic means an individual afflicted with paralysis of the lower half of the body with involvement of both legs usually due to disease of or injury to the spinal cord.
• From or by means of any motorboat or sailboat unless the motor has been completely shut off and/or the sail furled, and its progress therefrom has ceased.
• By the use or aid of live decoys. All live, tame or captive ducks and geese shall be removed for a period of 10 consecutive days prior to hunting, and confined within an enclosure which substantially reduces the audibility of their calls and totally conceals such tame birds from the sight of migratory waterfowl.
• Using records or tapes of migratory bird calls, or sounds or electronically amplified imitations of bird calls, unless otherwise provided.
• By driving, rallying, or chasing birds with any motorized conveyance or any sailboat to put them in range of the hunters.
• By the aid of baiting on or over any baited areas where a person knows or reasonably should know that the area is or has been baited. A baited area is considered to be baited for 10 days after the complete removal of any bait. Baiting includes
placing, exposing, depositing, distributing or scattering of salt, grain, or other feed that could serve as a lure or attractant for migratory game birds to, on, or over areas where hunters are attempting to take them. Agriculture areas must be prepared in accordance with official recommendations to be legally hunted. It is a separate offense to place or direct placement of bait on or adjacent to an area that causes, induces, or allows another to hunt by the aid of bait on or
over a baited area. Hunters are responsible for ensuring that an area has not been baited and should verify its legality prior to hunting.
Field Possession Limit
No person shall possess more than one daily bag limit, tagged or not tagged, while in the field or while returning from the field to one’s vehicle, hunting camp, home, etc.
All downed migratory game birds shall be retrieved, if possible, and retained in the custody of the hunter in the field.
No person shall give, put or leave any migratory game birds at any place or in the custody of another person unless the birds are tagged by the hunter with the hunter’s name, signature and address, total number of birds involved by species
and the dates such birds were killed. Tagging is required if the birds are being transported by another person for the hunter,
or if the birds have been left for cleaning, storage (including temporary storage), shipment, or taxidermy services.
Possession of Live Birds
Wounded birds shall be immediately killed and included in the daily limit.
Nontoxic Shot Regulations
All waterfowl (ducks, mergansers and geese) and coot hunting is restricted to use of federally-approved nontoxic shot in all areas of the state. Unless otherwise provided, all shotgun hunting on state wetland development units and state waterfowl refuges is restricted to federally-approved nontoxic shot only. Possession of lead shot while hunting waterfowl or coots
and for all shotgun hunting on state wetland development units and state waterfowl refuges is prohibited. For more information on federally approved nontoxic shot types, see fws.gov/migrator.