OK: Free Hunting Days pave way for taking someone hunting

Oklahoma Free Hunting Days take place Sept. 3-4, during which
Oklahoma residents do not need a hunting license or HIP permit to
go afield.

According to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s
migratory game bird biologist, Free Hunting Days is a great way to
introduce someone to hunting.

“Dove season is a great time to introduce or reintroduce people to
the world of hunting,” said Josh Richardson, migratory game bird
biologist for the Wildlife Department. “Gear requirements are low,
doves are found everywhere and usually in high numbers, and the
hunting can occur in more of a social type outing – perfect for
those new hunters who need supervision or instruction. And with the
Free Hunting Days, potential new hunters don’t even have to buy a
license to try this out.”

In addition to dove hunting, squirrel season is open and there are
other year-round hunting opportunities are available as well for
species such as coyotes. To see a full listing of hunting
opportunities, consult the current “Oklahoma Hunting Guide,”
available free on wildlifedepartment.com or anywhere hunting
licenses are sold.

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