Ellis County

Area Photograph: 
Area Description: 

Ellis County WMA covers 4,800  acres and is located in Ellis County, 8 miles west and 3.5 miles south of Arnett.  Located in the mixed grass prairie, it is a mixture of rolling sand hill uplands and wooded creek bottomland.     

Upland sites are vegetated  with mixed grass species including big bluestem, indian grass, little bluestem, side-oats grama, and buffalo grass and brush species like shinnery oak, sagebrush, sand plum and black locust.  Creek bottoms are dominated by cottonwood, elm, and hackberry trees.  Lake Lloyd Vincent, a 160 acre watershed lake, and two intermittent streams with beaver ponds are located within the boundary.  The average annual precipitation for the area is about 24 inches.

Driving Directions: From Arnett: 8 miles west on U.S. Hwy 60, 3¾ miles south on N1730.

Game Species of Interest:  

            Quail: Bobwhite quail are usually present in good numbers but highly sought after.  

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

            Turkey: Rio Grande wild turkey are present in fair numbers. 

            Rabbit: Mostly cottontails, but an occasional jackrabbit may be  found. 

            Furbearers: Coyote, bobcat and raccoon are available. 

            Dove: Dove may be present in good numbers during peak migration. 

            Waterfowl: Few present, limited to Lake Vincent and ponds.  

Nongame Species of Interest:

            Bald eagle: Occasionally winter at the lake.           

Description of Wildlife Management Practices:
Management efforts focus on producing native cover plants and wildlife foods such as ragweed and sunflower, although some small agricultural food plots are planted annually.

Camping and Facilities:
Six designated primitive camping areas are located on the area.  Both lodging and restaurants are available in Arnett. No shooting range is available.

Fishing Opportunities:
Fishing opportunities exist at the lake and several small ponds on the area.

Map:

Ellis County WMA Map - best general purpose map, pdf format (8.5x11)

Regulations: Seasons on public lands section of hunting regulations

Region: 
Northwest
Lakes on area: 

WMA Map Legend