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Grassy Slough WMA

Grassy Slough WMA, photo by Kelly Adams


Game Warden (County):
(580) 513-4963(McCurtain)
(580) 513-4651(McCurtain)
(580) 513-6866(McCurtain)

Area Acres
1,651 ac.

Grassy Slough WMA covers 1,651.35 acres and is located in McCurtain County, Oklahoma. The WMA is 7 miles south of Idabel on highway 259. Habitat consists of a 120 acre Moist Soil Unit divided into three compartments. The area is mostly old farm fields with some areas replanted to hardwoods. The variety of trees include six species of oak as well as ash, hickory, pine, river birch, willow, as well as sand plum, holly, sumac, and a great variety of grasses and legumes. Soil types vary from deep sand to sandy loam. The average annual precipitation for the area is 53 inches. 

11 miles south of Idabel on U.S. Hwy 259 to the green trash dumpsters on east side of highway.

  • Quail: Bobwhite quail are present but in very low numbers. 
  • Bear: Archery season only.
  • Turkey: Eastern wild turkeys are present in low numbers. 
  • Deer: Whitetail deer are present but in low numbers. 
  • Rabbit: Both cottontails and swamp rabbits are present with cottontails being more common. 
  • Furbearers: Coyote, bobcat, beaver, mink, and raccoon are available. 
  • Dove: Very limited opportunity. 
  • Waterfowl: Goose numbers are usually low but ducks may be present in fair numbers at times.  
  • River Otter

Birds: Great Egret, White Ibis, White-eyed Vireo, Yellow-throated Warbler, Great Crested Flycatcher, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Yellow-breasted Chat

Mammals: Eastern Red Bat, Golden Mouse

Reptiles: Southern Black Racer, Rough Greensnake, Mississippi Map Turtle, Five-lined Skink, Broad-banded Watersnake, Green Anole

Amphibians: Green Treefrog, Fowler's Toad, Lesser Siren

Management practices such as burning, plowing, and bush hogging are used to provide quality native plant food resources and to maintain habitat diversity. Grassy Slough WMA has plenty of water sources for all game and non-game species. 

Camping is not available. Food and lodging is also available in Idabel, Oklahoma.  No rifle range facilities exist at this project. 

There is no fishing at Grassy Slough.

All shotgun hunting is restricted to federally approved nontoxic shot.

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

Closed during the first nine days of deer gun season.

  • Waterfowl

Hunting hours for waterfowl close at 1 p.m. daily on the WDU portion.

  • Turkey Spring, Youth Turkey Spring

One-tom limit; seasons combined.

Additional Restrictions:

Closed to all air-driven watercraft.

No camping allowed.

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Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce
1134 W Martin Luther King Jr, Broken Bow 74728
(580) 584-3393 or (800) 528-7337

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

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