Muzzleloading Season Could Face Possible Delay

Sunday, October 15th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Recent drought conditions have wildlife officials thinking of postponing one of the state's most popular hunting seasons.

The nine-day muzzleloader season is scheduled to open on October 28th.

But, the department of wildlife is worried that the combination of our dry weather and 125,000 hunters opening weekend could spark wildfires.

"What we would do is, we would reschedule it. It would be a nine-day season as it is scheduled now. For those who have already purchased their tags for the regular season, we would honor those tags in the rescheduled season," says Mike McAllister, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife.

Wildlife officials say they will not cancel the season, only postpone it.

They'll make their final decision by October 23rd.