Hunting

Fall Kaw Lake is a hot spot for deer and duck hunting. The Kaw Lake Hunting Map shows the Public Use Areas, both Corps and State, open for hunting. Hunting areas are restricted to deer and waterfowl hunting only during deer gun season. Thanks to the millet seeding program, an array of waterfowl is attracted to Kaw Lake. Other game species of interest in the Kaw Wildlife Management Area include pheasant, quail, deer, turkey, rabbit, dove, duck, geese and squirrel.

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife reports deer hunting is the most popular hunting season in Oklahoma. Outdoor Oklahoma reports approximately 250 deer are harvested each year around Kaw with antlerless deer comprising about 40 per cent.            

For specific information about the seasons and hunting regulations, pick up copies of the Oklahoma hunting guides wherever licenses are sold. Licenses are available from sporting goods stores to bait shops from convenience stores to large discount centers. They also can be purchased by going online to www.wildlifedepartment.com where you can apply and print your license for an additional $3 convenience fee. Lifetime and Senior Licenses can only be purchased through ODWC Headquarters and are not available online.