Last Friday, May 26, the Oklahoma 2023 legislative session adjourned sine die. This means the regular legislative session is completed for the year. Out of the handful of bills we reported on making it through crossover only two were signed into law by Governor Kevin Stitt.
HB 2868 creates a five-day hunting license for nonresidents hunting winged upland game, excluding wild turkey, in a commercial hunting area.
SB 648 specifies that persons intending to kill feral swine on public property during the night shall be required to obtain a permit from the Department of Wildlife Conservation. The measure also strikes language requiring landowners to have a current agricultural exemption permit as it relates to the night hunting permit.
Even though the 2023 legislative session is over, the Sportsmen’s Alliance will continue to monitor activities in the Sooner State as you never know when issues that sportsmen need to be aware of may arise.
About the Sportsmen’s Alliance: The Sportsmen’s Alliance protects and defends America’s wildlife conservation programs and the pursuits – hunting, fishing and trapping – that generate the money to pay for them. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation is responsible for public education, legal defense and research. Its mission is accomplished through several distinct programs coordinated to provide the most complete defense capability possible. Stay connected to Sportsmen’s Alliance: Online, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.