Each year youth hunters have a unique opportunity to participate in one or numerous bonus deer hunts that take place on private land. There are two application periods that offer hunts on private lands. The first opens in April with the standard Controlled Hunts application period for any youth deer hunter. The other is in early August and is only for beginning hunters, namely those that have harvested no more than one deer in their hunting career.
To be eligible to apply for these private lands youth hunts, youth must have completed their hunter education requirements prior to applying and must be 12-17 years old at the time of their scheduled hunt.
Every participant must have an adult (licensed or unlicensed) who is at least 21 years of age accompanying them on the hunt. Do not list any hunt that you are not interested in or know in advance you cannot attend.
Applications are open until Aug. 13) Hunts open to beginner-only hunters: Applications Due Aug. 13 for private lands youth deer hunts designed for beginning hunters. This year 38 youth deer hunters, ages 12-17, who have harvested no more than one deer, have a unique opportunity to participate in one of 6 deer hunts that will take place on private land in:
Dec. 8-9, 2023 Dec. 15-16, 2023
Oct. 21, 2023 (mandatory orientation on Oct. 20, 2023) – ANTLERED ONLY Dec. 9, 2023 (mandatory orientation on Dec. 8, 2023)
Dec. 15-16, 2023
Oct. 20-22, 2023 (Applications Closed) Hunts open to any youth deer hunter: Seven private lands antlerless youth controlled hunts are being offered during the Controlled Hunts application period from April 3 through May 22.
Oct. 6-7, 2023 Oct. 13-14, 2023 Dec. 8-9, 2023 Dec. 15-16, 2023
Oct. 20-21, 2023
Dec. 15-16, 2023
Oct. 13-14, 2023 The antlered-only option will require the purchase of a Youth Deer Gun Antlered or Nonresident Youth Deer Gun Either Sex permit, unless exempt, and the antlered deer will count toward the combined season limit.
How to Apply
To apply for a hunt, youth applicants must create and/or log in to their own Go Outdoors Oklahoma license account at Go Outdoors Oklahoma and apply with the following information: – Accompanying adult’s first and last name* – Accompanying adult’s telephone number – Accompanying adult’s email address – List of hunts by order of preference** – Once logged in follow the controlled hunts tile to access the application.
If You Win
Email notifications to those successfully drawn will be sent after the application period closes. This could take a couple of weeks. Successfully drawn applicants will need to log in to their Go Outdoors Oklahoma license account to purchase their required licenses and/or permits and access their award letter which outlines specific information about their hunt.
If you have any questions before applying please contact Kyle Johnson at (405) 5902584.