Honobia Creek Wildlife Management Area

By: Dakota Christian, Biologist at Honobia Creek and Three Rivers WMA’s. Phone: (918) 527-5308.  

Area Description:
Honobia Creek WMA covers 80,000 acres in Pushmataha and LeFlore counties in southeast Oklahoma. Located north of Hwy. 3/7 and west of Hwy. 271 (northeast of Antlers), Honobia Creek WMA is a mixture of pine and hardwood forests.

Loblolly pine plantations of various age classes predominate the majority of the WMA. Interspersed within the pine plantations are hardwood benches and streamside management zones dominated by oaks and hickories.

Honobia Creek and Three Rivers WMAs. A $40 annual land access permit is required of all residents who hunt or fish on Honobia Creek WMA. Nonresidents are required to purchase a $85 annual permit, no exemptions.

Oklahoma residents who are under 18 years of age on the first day of the current calendar year or are 64 years of age or older are exempt from permit requirements. 

WMA Driving Directions: from Antlers, OK travel EAST on Highway 3 approximately 12 miles to Rattan, OK. From Rattan, travel NORTH on Cloudy Road 14.1 miles to Honobia Creek WMA boundary sign.

Game Species of Interest:

Quail: Bobwhite quail are present in fair numbers along forest/clear-cut edges or thinned pine plantations. 

Black Bear: Present in low numbers.

Deer: White-tailed deer are present in good numbers but are highly sought after. 

 

2012 Game Camera Photos of Deer from Three Rivers WMA

 

Turkey: Eastern wild turkeys are present in good numbers but are highly sought after. 

Rabbit: Both cottontails and swamp rabbits are present, with cottontails being more common. 

Squirrel: Fox and gray squirrels are both present in good numbers. 

Furbearers: Coyote, bobcat, opossum, gray fox, beaver, and raccoon are available.

Dove: Dove are present in low numbers. 

Waterfowl: Waterfowl hunting is limited to the creeks and rivers with wood ducks and mallards being most abundant

Nongame Species of Interest

               

Description of Fish and Wildlife Management Practices:
One walk-in only turkey hunting areas offer hunters an opportunity to hunt free from vehicular disturbance. Management efforts focus on preserving hardwood stands and maintaining travel corridors during clear-cutting. Select roads are closed and managed as linear forest openings.  Small agricultural food plots are planted annually. Hardwood stands and thinned pine plantations are controlled burned. 

Camping and Facilities:
No designated camping areas exist, but primitive camping is allowed everywhere on the WMA. Lodging and restaurants are available in Clayton. 

Fishing Opportunities:
Fishing opportunities exist for sunfish species, smallmouth and spotted bass in the Little River. Small ponds on the area offer opportunities for bass, sunfish and channel catfish. Fishing on Honobia.

Maps:

Honobia Creek 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:
Kiamichi Country Tourism  
1-800-722-8180

Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce
1134 W Martin Luther King Jr,
Broken Bow 74728
(580) 584-3393 or (800) 528-7337
chamber@pine-net.com

Clayton
PO Box 279, Dept KC03
Clayton 74536
(918) 569-4135

Hugo Area Chamber of Commerce
200 South Broadway
Hugo OK 74743
(580) 326-7511
hugochamber@lstarnet.com
http://www.hugochamber.com

Idabel Chamber of Commerce,
13 North Central, Idabel 74745
(580) 286-3305
 

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

Talihina Chamber of Commerce and Ouachita National Forest Interpretive Association
900 Second St, Suite 12, Dept 03,
Talihina, OK 74571
(918) 567-3434
www.talihinacc.com
vera@talihinacc.com