How do I get a hunting or fishing license?
There are a wide variety of fishing and hunting licenses that range in price from $5 for youth licenses to several hundred dollars for lifetime licenses. With three different ways to purchase a license, planning an Oklahoma fishing or hunting trip is made easy.
First, there are over 700 license dealers across the state. You can purchase fishing or hunting licenses at places like sporting goods stores, bait/tackle shops,
convenience stores and even large discount centers, like Wal-Mart. Second, you can order a fishing or hunting license online through the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s website, www.wildlifedepartment.com
There is a $3 convenience fee that is charged for each transaction. Only VISA and MasterCard are the accepted and your license can be printed from your computer when the purchase is complete.
Non-residents can order licenses directly from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation by calling (405) 521-3852. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Central Time and only VISA and MasterCard payments are accepted. Please allow sufficient mailing time to receive licenses.
Wildlife Department’s website or you can find these free magazines at most locations where fishing and hunting licenses are sold.
HUNTER EDUCATION CLASSES:
Is there an age limit?
Students under the age of 10 may attend a hunter education class, but will not be allowed to take the test or get a card.
What is Hunter Education?
Hunter education covers a variety of topics including firearms safety, wildlife identification, wildlife conservation and management, survival, archery, muzzleloading and hunter responsibility. It is available online, 4-hour home study, or an 8-hour traditional course.
Why Hunter Education?
Over the past 40 years, hunting related accidents and fatalities have declined by more than 70 percent in Oklahoma. Mandatory hunter education courses have not only reduced accidents within Oklahoma, but also in every state and Canadian province with similar programs.
There is no specific age requirement to enroll in hunter education but the minimum recommended age is 10. Oklahoma’s hunter education program is recognized in all states as well as in Canada and Mexico.
Special arrangements and testing procedures can be made for persons with disabilities. Contact the Wildlife Department at (405) 521-4636 two weeks prior to course if person has disabilities which require special arrangements.
Registration for each class will require first & last name, phone #, and e-mail.
ALL HUNTER EDUCATION CLASSES ARE FREE.
Hunters ages 9 and younger are not eligible to take the test for Hunter Education certification; instead, these hunters will be able to buy an apprentice-designated hunting license. Online License Sales
Anyone age 30 or younger may buy an apprentice-designated hunting license. A hunter age 31 years or older is not required to have Hunter Education in Oklahoma.