The 2008-2009 Oklahoma Quail hunting season is the time of year that the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation has set, allowing hunters to try their hand at pursuing and taking their limit of Bobwhite and/or Scaled Quail. Not only does this governmental entity set the dates for this hunting season, it also sets all the remaining rules and regulations that allows for the management of the state’s population of Bobwhite and Scaled Quail. These rules and regulations are include the area of the state that hunters can pursue quail, the amount of quail that can be taken and the amount of quail that hunters can possess, the licenses that residents of Oklahoma and non-residents of Oklahoma are required to obtain and the weapons that each hunter can use to take their limit of quail.
The dates that the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation has set for the 2008-2009 Oklahoma Quail hunting season are November 8, 2008 through February 15, 2009. During these days, quail hunters can hunt from sunrise until sunset throughout the state. These hunters can take a daily bag limit of 10 quail and can have a possession limit of 20 quail. These limits can be any combination of Bobwhite Quail or Scaled Quail.
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation has determined that each hunter participating in the 2008-2009 Oklahoma Quail hunting season must possess a valid, current Oklahoma hunting license when they are hunting quail. Residents of Oklahoma are required to purchase a Resident Combination Hunting/Fishing License or a Resident Hunting License along with a Legacy Permit. Non-residents of Oklahoma can choose from a Non-resident 5-day Hunting License or a Non-resident Annual Hunting License, both with a Legacy Permit as well.
The weapons that hunters can choose from during this hunting season are shotguns, muzzle loading shotguns, archery and falconry. Quail hunters can also use hunting dogs to help them take their limit of birds. If these hunters use archery or falconry, they will need to purchase the appropriate hunting permits for these methods. Also, quail hunters must know that the law also states that they can not shoot at quail that is resting on the ground, either individually or in a covey. One more law that quail hunters should be aware of is the amount of hunter orange that they must wear while hunting quail in Oklahoma. According to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, the only time a quail hunter must wear hunter orange is when the quail hunting season overlaps with elk gun season, antelope season, holiday antlerless deer gun season, deer gun season or muzzle loader deer season.