This Saturday November 19 was the beginning of deer seaon (for guns that is). I personally have never gone before but this year my Dad and I went to and old friend of ours place and went hunting. If you have never been hunting anything before it usually involves sitting around hiding and waiting or attempting to track and follow the particular beast you are after. I guess that is why it is called hunting and not shooting or fishing and not catching if you were out looking for fish. After a day of hunting we saw about 8 deer but they were all very young and tiny. No size requirement exists for a deer to be shot but it didn't seem worth it at the time to harvest such a young animal. When you do get a deer you have to go to the nearest check in station where they record all of the statistics of the deer. They report all of those things to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife so that they can know things about the deer population and in this way they can know something about the health of the heard. Recently they have come up with a way for you to not have visit a check in station in person. You can go to the wildlife department's website (http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/) and enter your social security number and some other information about yourself and then fill in some information about the animal you took. You can even do this on your android or apple phone and then head home.
Anyway we didn't end up getting a deer on Saturday but we had a great time hunting with a great old friend and being out in the woods together.