Oklahoma Bear Season Set

OK News, Bear Hunting Magazine

The bear season is now official for Oklahoma and will open this coming October 1st.

Gov. Brad Henry last month signed HB 1464, legalizing Oklahomas first black bear hunting season. State wildlife commissioners had alreadly voted 5-2 to approve bear hunting contingent upon the bill becoming law.

Hunting will be archery and muzzleloader only. Hunting will be allowed in four counties: Le Flore, Pushmataha, Latimer and McCurtain.
The archery bear season will open October 1. Only 20 bears can be harvested.

If bowhunters cannot take 20 bears by the time the deer muzzleloader season opens, then muzzleloader hunters will also be allowed to hunt bears.

The bear hunting license will be $100 for residents and $500 for non-residents.

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