I'm looking to start hog hunting in Oklahoma. I'd love to hear any advice you fellows might have. Is there good public land available or is private the way to go? If private, do you have any recommendations?
Whats your line of work? If it's DoD or MIL then Ft. Sill is loaded with hogs.
One thing to keep in mind is even though no license or tags are required to hunt hogs in OK you will have to have a license during any big game ML or general season along with a tag for that game for which is in season to hunt on public lands.
Hello & thanks for the greetings. I'm not a vet (I was in the Army) but I am married to one. What are the eligibility rules for Ft Sill? I'm located in Tulsa but open to traveling. As to the where I plan to hunt I don't have that part worked out LOL. I suppose you could say I'm exploring my options. I haven't hunted much in Oklahoma and not at all in a decade. Most of the hunting I did was in W. Kansas for mule deer, pheasant, and the occasional coyote.
If I'm correct being a MIL dependant you can hunt the base. You have to take the one time hunter safety/ orientation class that last most of a day. You can hunt hogs, deer and elk on the base but they have special regs for the deer and elk on how often you can apply and such. I'll dig up the info I have and post it for you. If anything you can give them a call and ask.
I live in Lawton ,OK where Ft. Sil is located. All you have to do is is take thier Ft. Sill saftey class. It tells you the do's and don'ts for hunting on Ft. Sill. I have been stationed for 11 yrs and there are some really great hunting and fishing opportunities here. Waterfowl, deer, turkey, elk, and hogs. If you have any questions call you can call the Ft. Sill Sportsman Center at 580-442-3553 or me at 580-483-1933.
Wecome aboard and Hope to hear from you soon.
WOW..Baby and Bull..to me this is what a good hunting forum is all about. New guy shows up needing some help and advice and both of you guys are more than willing to help..Kudos to both of you and Long Live Oklahoma Hunter..
You might check with the area biologist and the Game warden for the Keystone WMA this is just outside of Tulsa.
I went there with the site owner a couple of years ago for a hog hunt. We saw lots of sign, but did not get or see any hogs.
Its mostly in Osage county if I'm not wrong. You have the ODW website where the phone numbers can be obtained.
Hogs have been found in every county in the state. Also the state just set a swine directory where ranchers can contact hunters and trappers for help. Here is a link to the article about it. I sent my app in last week.
Depending on where you hunt and on what lands you can only use shotgun with slug. However if I'm correct you can pull the plug and load full up for them. However one more thing on top of that. If its in an area where another season is going on you can only use whats legal for that season. A few weeks back When I went after some hogs it was after the start of dove so the largest I could carry was BB shot to shoot hogs with.
If your asking in general what rifles we shoot I use a Browning Marage Pro Hunter set at 65#. lol
I would like the opportunity to hog hunt at some time. I don't have any on my land, not that I want them here, but I can't figure out why they aren't here. Bruce Burton, ODWC wildlife biologist and good friend of mine, said that Deep Fork WMA is loaded with them, but that place is hard to hunt and since they roam, you never know where they're going to be.
By the way, according to him, you have to use whatever method is legal during that season. But, if it's the off-season (such as spring or summer), you can use whatever weapon you choose. I have a .30-06, .223, .50 cal T/C Encore, and 20-ga slug.