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.