Quail hunting in Oklahoma is regulated by specific rules and regulations. Here are the details for quail hunting:
- Residents & Nonresidents: Hunters are required to have an appropriate hunting license or provide proof of exemption to hunt quail. However, it's important to note that a 5-day nonresident hunting license is not valid for quail hunting.
Dates & Open Areas
- Season Dates: Quail hunting season is open from November 11, 2023, to February 15, 2024, and it is statewide.
- Daily Limit: Hunters are allowed to take up to 10 quail daily, and they can possess up to 20 quail after the first day of hunting.
Legal Means of Taking
- Means of Taking: Quail may be hunted using shotguns (conventional or muzzleloading), longbows, legal raptors, and any other methods provided under the General Hunting Regulations.
- Prohibited: It is strictly prohibited to shoot quail or a covey of quail while they are resting on the ground. This practice is commonly referred to as "pot shooting" and is not allowed.
- Seasons on Public Lands: The hunting seasons for quail on public lands may vary from statewide seasons.
- Shooting Hours: Quail hunting is allowed from official sunrise to official sunset.
- Hunter Orange Requirements: For specific requirements regarding hunter orange attire, hunters should refer to the General Hunting Regulations.