Major Elk Hunt Planned in Oklahoma

elk-eating-hunting-oklahomaOklahoma will have a statewide elk hunting this fall, with the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission voting Monday for a more liberal harvest in the Panhandle than the rest of the state.

Wildlife Department estimated elk populations in each region of the state, Using surveys from wildlife biologists and game wardens.

The dividing line for the elk hunting zones will be basically Interstate 35 and Interstate 40, excluding the Panhandle, which will be its own elk hunting zone.

The archery, muzzleloader and elk season will be the same dates as the deer seasons for those methods of harvest.

Our estimate in the Panhandle was about 300 animals. said Alan Peoples, oklahoma hunting regions

head of the wildlife division for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlfie Conservation.

There are liberal elk seasons in New Mexico and Colorado and when they get to pushing them, they come over on us.

The commission voted a limit of 60 elk could be hunted in the Panhandle, more than any other region in the state.

We are going to go after the elk in the Panhandle more aggressively because of the damage they are causing to corn crops 

Most of the Panhandle elk are in Cimarron County, but there are elk scattered across the Beaver River system in the Panhandle.

In the rest of the state, where most of the elk have either escaped or been released over the years from commercial hunting operations and private elk farms, the commission chose to be more conservative to protect the population.

So gear up for some Elk hunting this season if you live near Oklahoma, and get your chance at hunting one of the most mejestic creatures in the woods. 

Here is a video to get you excited! 

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