Pheasant Regulations

Pheasant hunting in Oklahoma is subject to specific regulations to ensure responsible and sustainable hunting practices. Here are the key regulations for pheasant hunting:

License Requirements

  • Residents & Nonresidents: Hunters are required to have a valid hunting license or provide proof of exemption to participate in pheasant hunting.

Dates & Open Areas

  • Season Dates: Pheasant hunting season is open from December 1, 2023, to January 31, 2024.

  • Open Areas: Pheasant hunting is permitted in the following counties: Alfalfa, Beaver, Cimarron, Garfield, Grant, Harper, Kay, Major, Noble, Osage, Texas, Woods, and Woodward counties. Additionally, portions of Blaine, Dewey, Ellis, Kingfisher, and Logan counties north of State Highway 51 are open for pheasant hunting.

Daily Limit

  • Daily Limit: Hunters are allowed to harvest two male pheasants (cocks) per day, with a possession limit of four cocks after the first day of hunting.

  • Interstate Hunting: Hunters who hunt in two states with separate daily limits must ensure they do not exceed the larger daily limit allowed in one of the states.


  • Sex Evidence: Evidence of the bird's sex, such as the head or one foot, must remain attached to the pheasant until it reaches its final destination.

Legal Means of Taking

  • Means of Taking: Pheasants may be hunted using shotguns (conventional or muzzleloading), archery equipment, legal raptors, hand-propelled missiles, slingshots, and any other methods provided under the General Hunting Regulations.

Public Lands

  • Public Lands: The hunting seasons for pheasants on public lands may differ from statewide seasons. Hunters should refer to the special regulations for public hunting lands provided in the Special Area Regulations.

Shooting Hours

  • Shooting Hours: Pheasant hunting is allowed from official sunrise to official sunset.

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