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Turkey Hunting in Oklahoma



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Wild Turkey Population

Rio Grandes, Easterns, hybrids and Merriam's

Turkey Subspecies

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Number of Licenses Sold Annually


$32, hunting; $10, turkey

Cost of Resident License and Permit

$85 to $186

$75, nonresident five-day hunting; $176 annual hunting; $10, turkey

Cost of Non-Resident License and Permit

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This traditional bucket-list state has experienced turkey population declines in recent years. In response, the state adjusted the spring season format and cut back to a one-gobbler limit. Still, recent reports have provided hopes for a stronger turkey population statewide. There are pockets of Eastern wild turkeys in a few areas of Oklahoma, and some Merriam’s even inhabit the state, mostly in the Panhandle region. But for the most part, Oklahoma is known as a destination for long-spurred Rio Grande gobblers.

Editor’s Note: Articles about public hunting are always popular with readers, but we’re public-land hunters, too, and we recognize that technology has made it more difficult than ever to keep a great hunting spot secret. With that in mind, we have made some edits to this piece to trim out specific mentions of some public tracts. The information is still out there and easy to find for anyone who wants to do the research, but we’ve decided that with a platform of our size, it’s best not to share all the secrets. — Team Realtree

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