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Sans Bois WMA

Sans Bois WMA, photo by Don Brown

Contacts

Game Warden (County):
(918) 429-3122(Haskell)
(918) 429-3123(Haskell)

Area Acres
7,602 ac.

Sans Bois WMA covers 7,602.40 acres in southeast Haskell County, Oklahoma. The area is located south of McCurtain, about 2.5 miles south of Highway 31.

The area provides a variety of upland habitats, including forested ridges of oak/pine/hickory, with reclaimed rock mining areas adding diversity to the area and the northernmost portions having some native grass and wetland areas. The terrain is diverse, ranging from nearly flat to rocky and steep.    

 

Watch What to Expect at Sans Bois WMA on YouTube.

 

From Highway 31 at McCurtain: take S County Rd 3720 (W 1st Ave) south. Continue approximately 1.8 miles to E1300 Rd. Go east on E1300 Rd approximately .5 miles to northwest corner of north boundary of WMA.

  • Quail: Bobwhite quail are present in low numbers. 
  • Deer: White-tailed deer are present.  
  • Turkey: Eastern turkeys are present.  
  • Rabbit: Cottontails are present. 
  • Squirrel: Gray and fox squirrels are present.  
  • Furbearers: Coyote, gray fox, bobcat and raccoon are available. 

Prescribed fire will be the dominant management tool utilized on the area, with both dormant and growing season burns conducted as prescribed fire infrastructure is developed.  Woody vegetation control, increased daylighting and forb/native grass production will be the goal.

Primitive camping is available at the entrance to the WMA, as well as at the designated walk-in campground located at 35.110893, -94.964837.

Fishing opportunities exist on the area but are limited.

Area closed to all activities for controlled deer hunts: 

Oct 25-27, 2024

Nov 8-10, 2024

Closed Seasons
Turkey Fall Gun, Deer Muzzleloader, Deer Gun, Bear Muzzleloader, Holiday Antlerless Deer Gun
Same As Statewide Seasons
Dove, Bear Archery, Youth Deer Gun, Turkey Fall Archery, Deer Archery
Seasons w/ Special Restrictions
  • Quail, Trapping

Closed during the first nine days of deer gun season.

  • Squirrel, Rabbit, Crow, Rail, Gallinule, Snipe, Woodcock, Pursuit with Hounds for Furbearers, Predator/Furbearer Calling, Waterfowl

Closed from the opening day of deer archery season through the first nine days of deer gun season.

  • Turkey Spring, Youth Turkey Spring

One-tom limit; seasons combined.

Additional Restrictions:

Closed to all nonhunting activities, except hunter camping, from Oct. 1-Jan. 31 and during spring turkey season.

Hunter and angler camping is allowed in designated areas.

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