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Duncan Public Library
(580) 255-0636
2211 N. Highway 81
Duncan, OK
 
Duncan Public Library
(580) 255-0636
2211 N. Highway 81
Duncan, OK
 
Skiatook Lake
(918) 396-3170
5353 Lake RD
Skiatook, OK
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hunting; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

Chickasaw National Recreation Area
(580) 622-7236
1008 West Second Street
Sulphur, OK
Other Activties
Auto Touring; Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Picnicking; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

Fort Gibson Lake
(918) 682-4314
8568 State Highway 251 - A
Fort Gibson, OK
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

Marlow - Garland Smith Public Library
(580) 658-5354
407 W Seminole
Marlow, OK
 
Marlow - Garland Smith Public Library
(580) 658-5354
407 W Seminole
Marlow, OK
 
Waurika Lake
(580) 963-2111
Route 1 Box 68
Waurika, OK
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hunting; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge
(918) 756-0815
P.O. Box 816
Okmulgee, OK
Other Activties
Boating; Fishing; Hunting

Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge
(580) 626-4794
Route 1, Box 76
Jet, OK
Other Activties
Auto Touring; Boating; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Visitor Center; Wildlife Viewing

10 Steps for a Successful Hunt

I have been hunting big game, mostly deer, for over forty years and I am still surprised by the lack of preparation most hunters take before the season starts. Most of my buddies simply throw some gear in the back of a truck on opening day and head for the woods. By the way, most of my friends are not very successful hunters either, because they don't do their homework or fieldwork. See, some serious planning is needed to insure your hunting efforts pay off and you get that big buck you've been after. Well, I suggest we prepare for our big game hunt both at home and in the field, and perhaps months in advance.

For me, the time before the hunt at home is as important as the time in the field, and maybe even more so. Now, keep in mind, not all the time before the hunt is spent at home, because some fieldwork is required if you want to be successful. I have discovered, mostly through trial and error, ten steps that usually make my hunt productive and safe.

1. Determine where you will be hunting and who you will be hunting with. Both of these considerations are important and we will look at them individually. Where you hunt, has a lot to do with the gear you take along for the trip, because a short afternoon hunting trip close to home will require less gear than extended treks into remote backpacking sites.

  • Additionally, for those hunting for two or three day trips near the house you may be able to load up your car or truck with gear and not be worried about weight or what to take. On the other hand, if you have to walk to your hunting site, select your gear with a critical eye, because unused gear is just additional weight you don't need to pack on your back.
  • Now, who you hunt with is important because, as most of us know, not all hunters are created equal. I have found experienced hunters will usually require less gear than a hunter with limited awareness of the sport, so it is important for you to plan your whole hunting trip around the weakest member of your hunting party. By weak, I am speaking of outdoor experience and overall knowledge of hunting, not necessarily a physical condition, but that should be a consideration as well.
  • Make sure you always tell someone where you'll be hunting, who is going with you, how long you will be gone, when to expect you back, and what to do if you do not return on time. Carry a cellular phone if you have one, but for emergency use only. In addition, I suggest you never ever hunt alone because it is simply unsafe to do so.

2. Decide if special permission is required where you will be hunting. If the area is on private property or posted you should get permission before you hunt. Many good hunting trips have gone sour because folks were hunting on land clearly posted "no hunting". Besides being illegal, it is plain common courtesy to ask permission before you enter someone else's property. Keep in mind, some special state hunts may require you to submit a request form (for controlled hunti...

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