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.


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

Regulations: Seasons on public lands section of hunting regulations

For additional information and area attractions:

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

Bartlesville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
201 SW Keeler
PO Box 2366, Bartlesville OK 74005

Claremore Convention and Visitors Bureau
419 West Will Rogers, Claremore

Sand Springs Chamber of Commerce

Tulsa Convention and Visitors Bureau
Williams Center Tower II
Two West Second Street, Tulsa OK 74103