Cross Timbers Wildlife Management Area

 

By: Brandon Baker, Biologist for Cross Timbers and Love Valley WMA’s. Phone: (405) 823-9038

Driving Directions: From Wilson – 9 miles south on State Hwy 76.
From Marietta – 15 miles west on State Hwy 32.

Area Description: Cross Timbers WMA is 8135 acres in Love county located 15 miles west of Marietta of Highway 32. The habitat is a mix of oaks, hickory, and mid-tall native prairie grasses. There are some improved pastures.

Game Species of Interest:

  • Quail: Bobwhite quail are present
  • Deer: Whitetail deer are present
  • Turkey: Rio Grande turkeys are present
  • Rabbit and Squirrel: Cottontail rabbits and fox squirrel are present
  • Furbearers: Raccoon, Bobcat, Coyote, and others are present
  • Dove: Mourning dove availability will increase with future management
  • Waterfowl: Waterfowl habitat is presently limited to stock ponds

Non-Game Species of Interest: Many species of songbirds inhabit the area.

Description of Fish and Wildlife Management Practices: Habitat will be managed with fire, strip disking, brush hogging, and cattle grazing

Fishing Opportunities: While there are many stock ponds on the area none are reliable water sources.

Camping and User Facilities: One camping ground will be built. Very little road access is planned. Parking areas will be spaced evenly around the perimeter of the area

 

 

Map:

Cross Timbers WMA Map - best general purpose map, pdf format (8.5x11)

Regulations: Seasons on public lands section of hunting regulations