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Hunting in Oklahoma: Things to Know Before Applying For a Hunting Permit for Your Kids

By    |   Friday, 29 May 2015 05:06 PM

Hunting is a popular sport for families in Oklahoma. Those looking to include their sons or daughters in the sport should be aware of the regulations involved when applying for a hunting permit or license for their kids. Age requirements and hunter education courses are among the factors to consider.

There are plenty of online resources to assist those interested in taking their kids hunting in Oklahoma.

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Kids younger than 16 may hunt small and big game alone if they have completed a hunter education class, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Kids who haven't taken a class may only hunt small game and must be accompanied by an adult age 21 or older.

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation designates seasons for youth hunting of game animals such as turkey, deer and elk.

More specific guidelines are laid out by the Oklahoma Hunting, the state's guide to the sport. Those interested should acquaint themselves with all of the regulations for the state of Oklahoma before embarking on a hunting expedition with youths.

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Price is also an important factor to consider before purchasing a license or permit. Prices vary for permits in Oklahoma, so hunters should verify current costs. Typically, though, prices for a youth hunting license range from $5 to $19.

The Oklahoma Youth Hunting and Shooting Program is another resource for parents who want to involve their children in the sport. The program has more than 30 volunteers who mentor and instruct children ages 12 to 17. The organization started six years ago, and the number of children belonging to the organization has grown each year.

This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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