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Anybody here taken advantage of Oklahoma's Elk season?

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no .but a kid that grew up with my kids . that aint a kid no more been the army for 20 yrs was at a base got a cow tag in a state forest killed a big cow with a bow and got a 6by 6 on film at 15 yards 3 years a go

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Good luck!


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I've seen elk in oklahoma before..
Maybe in the wichita mountains if memory serves me right....

What's their elk season like? Pretty limited I guess.

Cool pictures for those who shared.

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Wichita Mtns is once in a lifetime draw. Other areas of the state have over the counter seasons, most have a quota system to shut the season down once the desired amount of elk have been killed. The area we live and hunt in has no quota and a long season with a bag limit of two, no more than one bull. Ft Sill has their own regulations regarding who can hunt and where, I’m not military and not familiar with their regulations.

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Is it limited to residents only?

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I don’t think so. But it is limited to private land aside from the Wichita’s draw hunt with astronomically poor odds.

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Originally Posted by Bocajnala
I've seen elk in oklahoma before..
Maybe in the wichita mountains if memory serves me right....

What's their elk season like? Pretty limited I guess.

Cool pictures for those who shared.

-Jake

I deer hunted there and on any given day saw 20x the number of elk vs. deer. blush

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Back in 1970, my last assignment in the Army was at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. One evening I was at the base rifle range and the two guys at the bench next to me were sighting in what sounded like a cannon. When I talked to them it turned out one of them had drawn an elk tag in the Wichita Mountains near Ft Sill. They had been told that elk were hard to kill and that they should use at least a .375 H&H, which they had borrowed and were shooting it for the first time.

At that time I had only killed one elk (in my home state of Colorado) with a borrowed .30-40 Krag. I knew that my friends back home had killed elk for years with their .270's and .30-06's so I thought that .375 H&H wasn't needed for elk, so I just wished them good luck. Now, 50+ years later and having put 30+ more elk in my freezer, I still don't think that a .375 H&H is needed for elk.


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Re: Oklahoma Elk hunt? [Re: butchlambert1] #15667566 01/17/21
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Quite awhile back, there was an elk herd that frequented SE Colorado and at times drifted over to Kansas and other times down into Oklahoma. Colorado F&W tried to get Kansas to okay tags issued by Colorado to be legal in Kansas and Kansas tags legal in Colorado for those elk. Kansas said no go

It was reported that when the elk drifted into OK, it was open season on them as they had a tendency to decimate crop lands. I was told this by a CO F& W warden and they were not happy about it. Now any elk tag, except a few units are a "C" tag east of I-25 and you can buy as many as you want.

So I guess OK has elk season now? Correct?

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Originally Posted by saddlesore
Quite awhile back, there was an elk herd that frequented SE Colorado and at times drifted over to Kansas and other times down into Oklahoma. Colorado F&W tried to get Kansas to okay tags issued by Colorado to be legal in Kansas and Kansas tags legal in Colorado for those elk. Kansas said no go

It was reported that when the elk drifted into OK, it was open season on them as they had a tendency to decimate crop lands. I was told this by a CO F& W warden and they were not happy about it. Now any elk tag, except a few units are a "C" tag east of I-25 and you can buy as many as you want.

So I guess OK has elk season now? Correct?


Yes, Oklahoma has an Elk season. It is not restricted to residents.

In late 1880s the elk were exterminated in the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge. They started to build the herd back in the early 1900s.


In 1908, one bull elk of unknown origin was donated to the Preserve by the City of Wichita, Kansas. Then, in 1911, five Rocky Mountain elk, one bull and four cows, were transplanted from the National Elk Refuge herd in Jackson, Wyoming. In 1912, fifteen additional Rocky Mountain elk, three bulls and twelve cows, were received from the National Elk Refuge herd. Due to the success of these introductions, no further animals were brought into the herd and the elk now inhabiting the refuge and surrounding lands are descendants of these original animals.

http://www.eregulations.com/oklahoma/hunting/elk-hunting-seasons.



I have seen Okla Elk from the SE part of the state to the SW part of the state. I do have a pic of my nephew's elk that he shot on his property south of the Wichita Mountains, near Indiahoma.I'm not able to post photos now, but can email them.

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The Cookson Hills, in the Eastern part of the state, is where a herd was seeded in hopes it would grow. It has. It's great to have them back here.


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Originally Posted by OSU_Sig
The Cookson Hills, in the Eastern part of the state, is where a herd was seeded in hopes it would grow. It has. It's great to have them back here.



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