"In oklahoma.... if you're hunting without a license.... you can lose your truck that's parked there, your guns, and there is a STEEP fine. And depending on what you shoot and if it's in season or not.... the fine ramps up and it can include a period of time in the county jail."
And this all happens on PRIVATE land? With the permission of the landowner? This was a private owner's property, in Texas. I feel sure if I were driving around a couple of quaint little developments here in Amarillo and taking potshots at their grazing deer, I WOULD deserve arrest.
Wandering around a huge, private piece of land (where those danged little quail just thrive) without a $7 license is another story.
But then, of course, Oklahoma is Oklahoma. Here in Texas we pay $60 to register the SUV for a year. Oklahoma is about $700 (+-).
In oklahoma nobody hunts on public land. Do you guys hunt on public land in Texas???
My inlaws own a ranch in SE Oklahoma. If I shoot a deer down there on their private property, with their permission .... and I have no hunting license, and no deer tag.... and if I get caught.... I'm in big trouble. That is the law. Private property and permission has nothing to do with it.
I think my wife's was $89 last year...... here in Oklahoma.