License Information

Beavers Bend and its surrounding forests, lakes, rivers and wetlands are an ideal destination for hunters. But before you pack up your gear and head this way, take a moment to familiarize yourself with the area’s hunting regulations and licensing requirements.

Oklahoma hunting license fees and requirements:

For nonresidents, a hunting license is any one of the following:

Annual Hunting License (not valid for deer)
5-Day Hunting License (not valid for deer, pheasant or turkey)
Lifetime Hunting License* (not valid for deer or turkey)
Lifetime Combination Hunting/Fishing License* (not valid for deer or turkey)

*The Lifetime Nonresident Small Game Hunting and Lifetime Nonresident Combination Small Game Hunting/Fishing licenses are no longer available. However, these licenses will be honored for persons already possessing one.

For current information on hunter education requirements in Oklahoma, see the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s website.

Some areas in McCurtain County are subject to special fishing regulations and restrictions. For more information on the regulations in specific areas, click the corresponding link below.

Broken Bow Lake
Honobia Creek Wildlife Management Area
McCurtain County Wilderness Area
Ouachita Wildlife Management Area
Pine Creek Lake
Red Slough Wildlife Management Area

McCurtain county game warden offices:

Broken Bow — 580-513-4651
Idabel — 580-513-4963
Smithville — 580-513-6866