“Last year, we certified over 3,000 students the two weekends before deer gun season,” said Lance Meek, hunter education coordinator for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. “That's a significant percentage of the number of students certified all year.”
Hunters ages 10 to 30 must be hunter education certified to hunt alone. Hunters younger than age 10 must be accompanied by a licensed adult hunter ages 18 or older who is hunter education certified or exempt.
Hunters exempt from hunter education include those ages 31 or older, people honorably discharged from or on duty in the United States Armed Forces and members of the National Guard.
Oklahomans who are not hunter education certified may be able to hunt with an apprentice-designated hunting license.
For more information, visit www.wildlifedepartment.com.