The brief summary posted below is a list of Oklahoma crossbow hunting regulations as per our knowledge. Our team did their best research to gather this information; however, this is still not a grantee that it remains valid. Crossbow hunting laws change frequently and, quite frankly, rather randomly. Please only use that which is posted below as a guide for these regulations. It is very important to contact your local governing body and/or the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. We are happy to assist you, if you are not sure how to do this.
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Crossbow Regulations in North Oklahoma
Crossbows with draw lock devices may be lawfully used as a hunting method by all hunters in Oklahoma during archery season. This means the device enables hunters to hold the bow mechanically at partial or full draw is legal during any open season in which conventional archery are legally allowed.
Legal Oklahoma residents who are 16 to 17 years of age are eligible to obtain any of the youth hunting permits.
Archery hunters must display hunter orange above the waistline or a head covering of the daylight hunter orange when harvesting bear, antelope, deer, or elk during gun or muzzleloader season. It is legal to display camouflage hunter orange as well.
- It is lawful to use mechanical broadheads in Oklahoma.
- It is not legal to harvest any type of game with broadheads which have been chemically treated and/or equipped with explosive devices.
- Bolts and/or arrows must have a hunting type point which is not less than 7/8 of an inch wide. This is to include mechanical broadheads when in the open position.
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