Thousands of hunters entered the drawing, and the wait is nearly over. Starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, applicants for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's Controlled Hunts Program can find out at whether they were selected to go hunting.


Applicants can go to the website and click on the "Controlled Hunts Results" link. They 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).


Applicants without internet access may check the drawing results at computer terminals available at Wildlife Department headquarters in Oklahoma City and at some regional offices during those offices' regular business hours. In addition, many local libraries offer Internet access to library cardholders.


All successful applicants will be notified of their selection by mail, along with information about any required fees. Hunters must pay any required fees by the due date listed for their hunt to avoid forfeiting their hunt opportunity.


"Checking the Controlled Hunts drawing results online is free and easy," said Melinda Sturgess-Streich, assistant director of administration and finance for the Wildlife Department. "In addition, those hunters who have been selected can also use the online system to pay any fees that might be required."


The chance to hunt on some of Oklahoma's most unique and desirable hunting properties has made the Department's Controlled Hunts Program one of the most popular programs of its kind in the country.


For more information about the Wildlife Department's Controlled Hunts Program, go online to