Youth hunters get first shot at gobblers
Oklahoma’s spring youth turkey season is Saturday and Sunday across the state except in southeastern Oklahoma, where the spring season will be the weekend before the April 21 opener in the region.
The youth season is open to all hunters younger than 18 who must be accompanied by an adult in the field. The adult may not hunt or possess any archery equipment or firearms except what is allowed under the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act and Oklahoma Firearm Act.
Hunters ages 16 and 17 living in Oklahoma must have a state hunting and turkey licenses or proof of exemption. Ages 16 and younger in Oklahoma must carry a turkey license.
The season limit is one tom during the youth season but any unfilled license can be used in the regular spring turkey season which opens April 6 in most of the state.