Cross Timbers Wildlife Management Area
By: Tom Wyatt, Biologist for Cross Timbers and Love Valley WMA’s. Phone: (405) 823-9038
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
Cross Timbers WMA Map - best general purpose map, pdf format (8.5x11)