Hunting is a permitted use under the enabling legislation for Chickasaw National Recreation Area (P.L. 94-235, §3). The legislation also provides for the designation of zones and periods when no hunting is permitted for reasons of public safety, administration, wildlife management, or public use and enjoyment.
A variety of game including quail, turkey, squirrel, rabbit, dove, ducks, geese, and deer may be found here. However, due to the small size of the area and heavy hunting pressure, success is limited. Trapping is prohibited. All deer and turkey taken within the Chickasaw National Recreation Area must be checked-in at the nearest certified Oklahoma Game Check Station.
Antlerless Deer Hunt
Current Hunting dates and specifications for Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Most state hunting regulations are applicable in Chickasaw National Recreation Area with the following exceptions or items of special emphasis:
The “Oklahoma Hunting Regulations” provides state hunting information and special regulations for Chickasaw National Recreation Area. It is available from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, State Game Rangers, Park Rangers, and license sales outlets.
Did You Know?
Throughout the 1930s, an Easter sunrise pageant was conducted in the Bromide area of Platt National Park [the present-day Platt Historic District in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area]. Initially attracting thousands of visitors, this practice ended during the Second World War. More...