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Controlled hunts application now online; May 15 deadline

From the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

-- Offering elk and antelope hunts, buck hunts and a range of quality deer, turkey, quail and coon hunts, the Department of Wildlife Conservation’s controlled hunts program is now accepting hunter applications.

The online application process takes just a few minutes and must be completed through the Wildlife Department website. The cost is $5. Applicants have until May 15 to apply.

For complete application instructions, including tips on enhancing chances of being selected and a full listing of available hunts for elk, deer, antelope, turkey, quail and raccoon, visit

The controlled hunts program offers a wide variety of highly desirable hunts through a random drawing. Opportunities offered through the program include hunts on Department or other government-owned or managed lands where unrestricted hunting would pose safety concerns or where overharvest might occur.

All applicants, including lifetime license holders, must pay the $5 application fee to enter the controlled hunt drawings. The fee is paid only once per person per year regardless of the number of categories entered.

Applications are offered online through a secure process that only accepts applications once they have been filed correctly, and a print-out confirmation page is available for sportsmen to document their submitted application.

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