Applicants for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's Controlled Hunts program can access results by logging on to wildlifedepartment.com.
When checking the results, applicants will be prompted to enter their last name, birthday, and the number they used on the original application (either their Social Security or driver's license number). The system will only access the Controlled Hunts results database when the correct number matches with the hunter's other information.
Sportsmen also can check their results at computer terminals available at the Department's headquarters and at certain regional offices during those offices' regular business hours. Contact information for Wildlife Department field offices are available at wildlifedepartment.com. In addition, many local libraries offer Internet access to library cardholders. Applicants should check with their local library for Internet services and user-policies. Successful applicants will also be notified by mail.
The opportunity to hunt on some of Oklahoma's most unique and desirable hunting properties have made the Department's controlled hunts program one of the most popular programs in the country.
This year more than 27,000 applications were submitted for about 5,800 permits available through the Controlled Hunts program. Hunters not selected for a hunt in a certain category for which they applied receive a preference point for that category. Each preference point earned by not drawing a hunt in a certain category acts like an extra application the next time the hunter applies for that same category.
For more information about the Wildlife Department's Controlled Hunts program, log on to wildlifedepartment.com.