If you love to go in the wild and hunt with your compound bow, you should consider being part of this year’s archery season. You still have time left before the year ends. In the meantime, here are some of the updates that we think you should know about deer hunting season this October.
According to Moultrie News, the archery season in Bulls Island will start on November 5th and end on the 10th of the same month.
Hunters must possess the required state hunting license. Each hunter will check in and register before setting up camp and/or starting to hunt. Hunters under the age of 16 must have successfully completed a State approved hunters education course and be under the immediate supervision of an adult. On Sunday, Nov. 4 and Sunday, Dec. 2 at 6:00 pm, the Federal Wildlife Officer (FWO) and Refuge Manager will conduct a meeting with archers to discuss the refuge hunt regulations.
According to the report, the season will resume on December 3rd and end officially on December 8th of this year.
Oklahoma’s fall hunting season begins in earnest Monday when archery seasons open for white-tailed deer and wild turkey statewide, black bear in the Southeast region, elk on private lands and pronghorn in the Panhandle. Thousands of archers will hit the fields in the coming weeks and months in pursuit of Oklahoma’s big-game species. Small-game hunters will note that rabbit season also runs Oct. 1 through March 15. Squirrel season is open May 15-Jan. 31 annually.
Deer hunters in this region will have a lot of time to hunt down deer. Turkey hunting is also ongoing in this region.
According to Bob Marchio from YDR, the public has been encouraged to be very careful during this hunting season.
Archers started their 2018 season on Saturday. The season will last until Nov. 12, ending on a Monday, which includes the Veteran’s Day holiday.
As for the public, now is the time to use caution when driving through woods and farmlands. For one thing the rut, the time mating urges run high, and the deer, especially bucks can be unpredictable. Also as the hunters go afield they could be pushing deer out of their environs – hopefully not on the highways.
The public should use caution when driving until the hunting season ends. Hunters are urged to take responsible shots during the season.
If you aren’t ready for the hunting season in your state yet, this would be the best time to get ready for the season. Get your bow ready, train as hard as you can, and then go out there and have some good time.