John Dahl Wildlife Management Area

By: Joey McAllister, biologist at Kaw and John Dahl WMAs.  Phone: (405) 823-7936.

Area Description:
John Dahl WMA covers 480 acres in western Osage County in north central Oklahoma. Located 1 mile east of Foraker, Oklahoma, John Dahl is a mixture of tallgrass prairie and cropland. A small creek bordered by timber transects the area from north to south.

WMA Driving Directions: From Foraker: 1 mile east on CR4650, ½ mi south on CR4545.

Game Species of Interest:

                Quail: Bobwhite quail are present in good numbers during most years.

                Deer: White-tailed deer are present in fair numbers. 

                Rabbit: Cottontails are usually present in good numbers.

                Furbearers: Coyote, bobcat and raccoon are present.

                Dove: Good dove hunting is usually available over native sunflowers and weeds.

                Waterfowl: Ducks commonly use the ponds and creeks and potholes on the areas. Waterfowl hunting usually improves when heavy rainfall occurs.

                 Squirrel: Fox  squirrels are both present in good numbers.             

Nongame Species of Interest

                Greater Prairie Chicken: Although the season is closed for these birds, the greater prairie chicken can be easily viewed utilizing grain field during late fall and winter.

                Bald Eagle: The bald eagle is a common visitor to the area during winter months.

                Upland Sandpiper: Sandpipers are common between March and August.           

Description of Fish and Wildlife Management Practices:
Approximately 80 acres of wheat, milo and soybeans are planted annually. Native tall grass species are enhanced through prescribed burns.

Camping and Facilities:
Two primitive camping sites are on the WMA.

Fishing Opportunities:
The small creek and ponds on the area provide limited fishing opportunities.

Maps:

John Dahl WMA Map - best general purpose map, pdf format (8.5x11)

face="Arial"> Regulations: Seasons on public lands section of hunting regulations

For additional information and area attractions:

www.GreenCountryOK.com
1-800-922-2118

Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department
Post Office Box 52002
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-2002
(800) 652-6552 or (405) 521-2409
www.travelok.com

Bartlesville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
201 SW Keeler
PO Box 2366, Bartlesville OK 74005
918-336-8708
1-877-273-2004
 

Claremore Convention and Visitors Bureau
419 West Will Rogers, Claremore
918-341-2818
www.claremore.org

Sand Springs Chamber of Commerce
918-245-3221
www.sandspringschamber.com

Tulsa Convention and Visitors Bureau
Williams Center Tower II
Two West Second Street, Tulsa OK 74103
918-585-1201
1-800-558-3311
www.visittulsa.com