Last chance to apply for controlled hunts

by Ed Godfrey Published: May 15, 2013

Today (May 15) is the last day to apply for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s popular controlled hunts program.
The controlled hunts program offers once-in-a-lifetime elk and antelope hunts, highly sought-after buck hunts, and other quality hunting opportunities through randomized drawings that only cost sportsmen $5 to enter.
Opportunities offered through the program include hunts on Wildlife Department or other government-owned or managed lands where unrestricted hunting would pose safety concerns or where overharvest might occur.
The online application process takes just a few minutes and must be completed through the Wildlife Department’s website at www.wildlifedepartment.com.
All applicants, including lifetime license holders, must pay the $5 application fee to enter the controlled hunts drawings.
The fee is paid only once per person per year regardless of the number of categories entered.
Log on to https://www.wildlifedepartment.com/controlledhunt/ctrlhunt.asp to complete an application for the Controlled Hunts program.

by Ed Godfrey
Reporter Sr.
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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