Okla. Admin. Code § 800:25-7-51 - Deer - archery

The following hunting dates, open areas, bag limits and legal means of taking apply to hunting deer with archery:

(1) Dates. The dates for the deer archery season shall be October 1 through January 15.
(2) Open areas. The season is open statewide.
(3) Bag Limit. Six (6) deer including no more than two (2) antlered deer. A separate tag is required for each deer to be hunted or harvested. All deer taken are included in the combined season statewide bag limit.
(4) Legal means of taking. The legal means of taking deer with archery shall be as follows:
(A) Legal bows. A legal bow is any compoundbow of thirty (30) pounds or more draw weight , any recurve, longbow, or self-bow of forty (40) pounds or more draw weight or any crossbow having a draw weight of 100 pounds or more. Crossbows must be equipped with safety devices. Leverage gaining devices are permitted. No crossbow may be transported in a motorized vehicle unless uncocked or disassembled. No bow that is at full or partial draw may be transported in a motorized vehicle.
(B) Legal arrows and bolts for deer shall be fitted with broadhead hunting type points not less than 7/8 inches wide, including mechanical broadheads meeting these dimensions when fully open. Crossbow bolts must be a minimum of 14 inches in length.
(C) Devices that permit a bow to be held mechanically at full or partial draw are permitted.
(D) Laser sights are prohibited.
(E) Hand-held releases are permitted.
(F) No person shall carry or use any firearm in conjunction with any bow and arrow during the archery deer season while hunting deer with bow and arrow, except under the provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act, or whenever the archery season is concurrent with any deer gun or deer primitive season and the hunter has the appropriate licenses and legal firearms and clothing requirements to participate in the said gun or primitive season.


Okla. Admin. Code § 800:25-7-51
Amended at 9 Ok Reg 364, eff 11-15-91 (emergency); Amended at 9 Ok Reg 3075, eff 7-13-92; Amended at 11 Ok Reg 4289, eff 7-25-94; Amended at 13 Ok Reg 3433, eff 8-12-96; Amended at 14 Ok Reg 3238, eff 7-25-97; Amended at 16 Ok Reg 1643, eff 5-31-99; Amended at 17 Ok Reg 1789, eff 6-1-00; Amended at 18 Ok Reg 1801, eff 6-1-01; Added at 20 Ok Reg 2223, eff 7-1-03; Amended at 22 Ok Reg 1625, eff 7-1-05; Amended at 25 Ok Reg 2119, eff 7-1-08; Amended at 26 Ok Reg 2638, eff 7-11-09; Amended at 28 Ok Reg 695, eff 6-1-11
Amended by Oklahoma Register, Volume 31, Issue 24, September 2, 2014, eff. 9/15/2014

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