Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area

 

By: Matt Gamble, Biologist at Blue River. Phone: (580) 443-5728 E-mail:  MattGamble@hughes.net

Driving Directions:
South entrance – From Tishomingo: 4 miles east on State Hwy 78, 6½ miles north on Bullard Chapel Rd (N3590).
North entrance – From Tishomingo: 9 miles north on U.S. Hwy 377, 1 mile east on State Hwy 7.

Area Description:Blue River is 3,367 acres of Postoak and Blackjack timber and scattered openings. Located 8 miles northeast of Tishomingo.
 

Game Species of Interest: 

            Quail: Bobwhite are present in fair numbers. 

            Deer: Whitetail are present in fair numbers.

            Turkey: Rio Grande wild turkeys are present in low numbers. 

            Rabbit: Cottontail are found across the area 

            Furbearers: Coyote, bobcat and raccoon are available. 

            Dove: Dove are present in fair numbers.           

Nongame Species of Interest

            Bald eagle: Eagles winter at Tishomingo NWR and can be sighted at Blue River on occasion. 

Description of Fish and Wildlife Management Practices:
Management efforts, such as controlled burns, focus on producing native wildlife foods such as ragweed and sunflower, although some small grains are planted. 

Camping and Facilities:Designated areas only

Fishing Opportunities: Fishing opportunities abound at Blue River.  From November through March 1st, Blue River is a designated trout area, and is stocked with rainbows approximately every two weeks.

Maps:

Blue River Map - best general purpose map, pdf format (8.5x11)

Regulations: Seasons on public lands section of hunting regulations

Additional Information

Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area Brochure

Blue River PFHA - Outdoor Oklahoma Magazine Article (January/February 2007)