Oklahoma Antlerless Deer Zones

Promoting Healthy Whitetail Deer Populations

Importance of Buck-to-Doe Ratio

  • Key to Healthier Deer Populations: Maintaining a healthy buck-to-doe ratio is crucial for ensuring healthier deer populations.
  • Benefits: A balanced ratio leads to better antler development and improved hunting experiences.
  • How You Can Help: Harvesting antlerless deer, particularly does, plays a vital role in achieving this balance.

Antlerless Deer Harvest Opportunities

Zone 1 Antlerless Days

  • Archery Season: Oct. 1, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024
  • Youth Deer Gun Season: Oct. 20-22
  • Muzzleloader Season: No antlerless days
  • Deer Gun Season: Nov. 18 - Dec. 3
  • Holiday Antlerless Deer Gun Season: Closed

Zones 2, 7 & 8 Antlerless Days

  • Limits: Zones 2, 7, and 8 have a four antlerless deer limit for deer muzzleloader season and deer gun season.
  • Archery Season: Oct. 1, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024
  • Youth Deer Gun Season: Oct. 20-22
  • Muzzleloader Season: Oct. 28 - Nov. 5
  • Deer Gun Season: Nov. 18 - Dec. 3
  • Holiday Antlerless Deer Gun Season: Dec. 18-31

Zones 3, 4, 5, 6 & 9 Antlerless Days

  • Limits: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, and 9 have a two antlerless deer limit for deer muzzleloader season and deer gun season.
  • Archery Season: Oct. 1, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024
  • Youth Deer Gun Season: Oct. 20-22
  • Muzzleloader Season: Oct. 28 - Nov. 5
  • Deer Gun Season: Nov. 18 - Dec. 3
  • Holiday Antlerless Deer Gun Season: Dec. 18-31

Zone 10 Antlerless Days

  • Archery Season: Oct. 1, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024
  • Youth Deer Gun Season: Oct. 20-22
  • Muzzleloader Season: Oct. 28 - Nov. 5
  • Deer Gun Season: Nov. 18 - Dec. 3
  • Holiday Antlerless Deer Gun Season: Dec. 18-31

Promoting Responsible Hunting

  • Role of Hunters: Hunters play a significant role in maintaining a balanced buck-to-doe ratio.
  • Harvesting Antlerless Deer: Harvesting antlerless deer, especially does, contributes to the overall health of Oklahoma's whitetail deer population.
  • Improved Hunting and Conservation: Achieving a balanced ratio leads to better hunting experiences and supports conservation efforts.

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