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Washita County WMA

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Game Warden (County):

(580) 515-4484(Washita)

Area Acres
240 ac.
Area Non-Ambulatory Acres
237.92 ac.

Washita County WMA covers 240 acres in Washita Co.  It is located approximately 3 miles northwest of Cordell, Oklahoma (From Jct. of HWY 152 and Hwy 183 in Cordell go one mile north and then go 2.5 miles west). It is a small area with a mixture of typical tall grass species and sand plum in upland areas, with cottonwood and elm in the bottomland. A small flood control lake impounds water in large rainfall events. Annual rainfall is about 26 inches.  

From Cordell: 1 mile west on State Hwy 152 (from the intersection with U.S. Hwy 183), 1 mile north on N2230, 1 mile west on E1180.

  • Quail: Bobwhite are present in low numbers. 
  • Deer: White-tailed deer are present in very low numbers. 
  • Dove: Dove may be present in low numbers. 
  • Rabbit: Cottontails and Jackrabbits are present in low numbers. 
  • Turkey: Rio Grande Turkeys are present in low numbers.

Approximately 25 acres are annually planted to winter wheat and milo to provide feed fields for doves and other wildlife. Small areas are disced in winter to promote native food plants such as ragweed and sunflowers. Tree plantings on area increase woody cover.   

No camping, areas exist on the WMA. Crowder Lake State Park is located approximately 15 miles east of the area on Hwy. 54. Crowder Lake State Park (405) 343-2443.

Fishing opportunities exists at Tom Steed Reservoir particularly for hybrid striped bass, walleye and crappie. Crowder Lake (158 acres) also offers fishing for bass, catfish and sunfish. About 30 miles south of the area.

Closed Seasons
Deer Gun, Deer Muzzleloader, Youth Deer Gun, Holiday Antlerless Deer Gun, Turkey Fall Gun
Same As Statewide Seasons
Deer Archery, Dove, Rail, Gallinule, Crow, Snipe, Woodcock, Waterfowl, Sandhill Cranes, Rabbit, Squirrel, Turkey Fall Archery, Pursuit with Hounds for Furbearers, Predator/Furbearer Calling
Seasons w/ Special Restrictions
  • Quail

Closed during the first nine days of deer gun season. Closed to non-resident hunting February 1-15.

  • Trapping

Open to water sets, live box traps and enclosed trigger traps only through Jan 31. Open same as statewide Feb 1 through end of February.

  • Turkey Spring, Youth Turkey Spring

One-tom limit; seasons combined.Hunting Hours close at 7:00 p.m. daily.

Additional Restrictions:

No camping allowed.

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