Bear Conservation and Hunting

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation department to hold bear conservation and hunting workshops

Published August 18, 2023

DURANT, Okla – The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) Wildlife Conservation department will be conducting bear conservation and hunting workshops at Choctaw Community Centers across the reservation. Workshops are free and open to the public. No registration is required. Door prizes will be handed out at each event.

With black bear hunting season approaching, bear biologist Jeff Ford will be presenting on hunting techniques, field care, and conservation efforts. The CNO Wildlife Conservation team will be available to explain harvest check-in (bear and other game), season bag limits, and answer questions.

Workshops will be held on the following dates at Choctaw Community Centers:

  • August 24 – Poteau – 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • September 9 – Broken Bow –10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • September 14 – Antlers – 5 pm to 8:30 p.m.
  • September 21 – Talihina –5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Black bears may be harvested by archery from October 1 through 16 and by muzzleloader from October 22 to October 30.

For questions or more information visit the Wildlife Conservation department webpage.

About The Choctaw Nation

The Choctaw Nation is the third-largest Indian Nation in the United States with more than 212,000 tribal members and 12,000-plus associates. This ancient people has an oral tradition dating back over 13,000 years. The first tribe over the Trail of Tears, its historic reservation boundaries are in the southeast corner of Oklahoma, covering 10,923 square miles. The Choctaw Nation’s vision, “Living out the Chahta Spirit of faith, family and culture,” is evident as it continues to focus on providing opportunities for growth and prosperity.


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