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Barren Fork WMA

An aerial view of Barren Fork WMA
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Area Acres
498 ac.

Barren Fork WMA consists of approximately 497 acres along the Barren Fork Creek in eastern Adair County and is located approximately 5 miles south of Westville, OK. Over a mile of this Ozark stream lies within the boundary of the WMA. The property consists predominantly of creek bottom habitat and hay meadows and has small sections of oak-hickory forest on the rolling, rocky, and relatively steep hills surrounding the creek. The average annual precipitation is about 41 inches. Area use regulations can be found in the Oklahoma Hunting Guide.

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From Westville: 5.0 miles south on Hwy 59, Turn left on E754 Rd for 0.4 miles, Continue straight onto S4725Rd/E0761Rd for 2.0 miles.

  • Deer: White-tailed deer present in fair numbers.
  • Turkey: Eastern turkey present in low numbers.
  • Furbearers: Coyote, bobcat, gray fox, raccoon, skunk, and opossum are found on the area.
  • Squirrel: present in fair numbers.
  • Rabbit: Cottontail rabbits are available
  • Quail: present in low numbers
  • Bald Eagle: Eagles occasionally winter along Barren Fork Creek

Camping is not permitted on the WMA. Accommodations can be found in Stilwell and Westville.

Stilwell Chamber of Commerce (918) 696-7845

Westville Chamber of Commerce (918)-723-3243

The Barren Fork Creek provides excellent year around smallmouth fishing, some spotted and largemouth bass, and a variety of sunfish species. For more information about fishing the Barren Fork Creek, consult the Oklahoma Fishing Guide.

Closed Seasons
Turkey Fall Gun
Same As Statewide Seasons
Youth Deer Gun, Holiday Antlerless Deer Gun, Turkey Fall Archery, Turkey Spring, Squirrel, Rabbit, Crow, Dove, Rail, Gallinule, Snipe, Woodcock, Deer Archery, Deer Muzzleloader, Deer Gun, Trapping, Predator/Furbearer Calling, Waterfowl
Seasons w/ Special Restrictions
  • Quail

Same as statewide season dates, except closed during the first nine days of deer gun season.

  • Pursuit with Hounds for Furbearers

Same as statewide season dates, except closed from opening day of deer archery season through the first 9 days of deer gun season.

Additional Restrictions:

No camping allowed.

Daily/Size Limits:

Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day.

Methods:

up to two rods and reels per person.

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