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Deep Fork

Hunting Contact: (918) 759-1816

Game Warden: (918) 625-6801, (918) 625-6363, (580) 320-2949

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The Deep Fork Wildlife Management covers 11,682.28 acres in southern Creek and northern Okfuskee Counties. The area is a series of tracts of various sizes located along the Deep Fork of the Canadian River. While a large percentage of the area is forested bottom lands, it also has numerous old fields, native prairies, and post oak-blackjack timber. Annual rainfall averages 35 inches.

Driving Directions: 

From Bristow: 10 miles south on State Hwy 48. Numerous tracts and access points along the Deep Fork River.

From U.S. Interstate 40: Exit 217, 15 miles north on State Hwy 48.

Game Species of Interest: 

  • Quail: Bobwhite quail are present in fair numbers but are highly sought after. 
  • Deer: White-tailed deer are present in good numbers but are highly sought after. 
  • Turkey: Rio Grande wild turkeys are present in good numbers but highly sought after. 
  • Rabbit: Both cottontails and swamp rabbits are present in good numbers. 
  • Furbearers: Coyote, bobcat and raccoon are abundant. 
  • Dove: Dove are present in fair numbers. This area is not in a major flyway. 
  • Waterfowl: Waterfowl are abundant when water conditions are favorable. 
  • Squirrel: Both fox and gray squirrel are common. 

Nongame Species of Interest:

Description of Fish and Wildlife Management Practices:

Although small wetland areas are manipulated for waterfowl habitat, most of this area is not intensively managed.  Wildlife plots are planted annually. 

Camping and Facilities:

Primitive camping is permitted adjacent to county roads and access points, but there are no designated campgrounds.

Fishing Opportunities:

The Deep Fork of the Canadian River has abundant channel and flathead catfish.


Deep Fork WMA Map

Non-Ambulatory Acres: 
251.52 acres

For a list of other hunting areas with non-ambulatory access go here.