Oklahoma turkey hunting

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting' started by archer, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. archer

    archer Well-Known Member

    Who went to Oklahoma turkey hunting last year. I remember somebody went to the western portion last year. I am planning on going that way this year and was wonderinghow you guys did it last year. Public land or private? Outfitted? Any info would be appreciated.
     
  2. xrayguy

    xrayguy Member<br>2011 Turkey Contest Winner

    archer,

    i went out there last year with some buddies of mine. it was public land that is broken up with private land. we all got birds but it was tough catching them on public land. but we stuck with it and patience paid off.

    xr
     

  3. Hobbshunter

    Hobbshunter Well-Known Member

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    I went a couple of times in eastern OK. It was fair.
    Western OK definitely has the birds though.
     
  4. Bruin

    Bruin Well-Known Member

    There are a few small management areas around the panhandle part (where it starts) of the state. Ive hunted them with good success in the past.
    Cant remember the names.
     
  5. ECHIV

    ECHIV Well-Known Member

    try this website for more information, there is also a link to a map program that will let you build your own map of the WMA/PHA you want to hunt.
    http://www.wildlifedepartment.com
    Good luck. I know back in the bad old 70's and 80's there weren't a lot of Turkeys in OK but there were a lot in NW Oklahoma.
     
  6. Bruin

    Bruin Well-Known Member

    Packsaddle WMA was one of them. Find the Area Manager and ask him where the food plots are, and start listening from there.
    There are true Rio's on that area.
     
  7. Arkie_3_fan

    Arkie_3_fan Well-Known Member

    A buddy of mine has in-laws out in Western OK that have some land and quite a few turkeys. So far I haven't secured an invite out there but I'm still trying. :thumb:
     
  8. Hobbshunter

    Hobbshunter Well-Known Member

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    I think Black Kettle is supposed to be great.
     
  9. JR1

    JR1 Well-Known Member

    Black Kettle def. has birds, but it does get a ton of pressure. The areas around the lake are pretty good, but you might have to hoof it a ways to get away from the folks. Black Kettle isn't like our WMAs, it is made up of a dozen or more smaller tracks that aren't linked together.

    If you end up there, take some non-toxic shot as there is at least one large area that you can hunt but can only do so with federally approved non-tox. Last time I was there I didn't know that and for three days I watched a gobbler strut in the same field at the same time everyday. That hurt not being able to chase him!
     
  10. big buck down

    big buck down Member<br>2012 Photo Contest Winner

    I have been looking at the Chickasaw NRA has anyone ever hunted it? I also am interested in Texoma - Wa****a Arm....I have never hunted OK thought I'd start there then work my way back home for a week and then head north to MO....
     
  11. J. Adams

    J. Adams Well-Known Member

    Got some buds that hunt out in the panhandle, pressure has went crazy there the last few years and it's gotten pretty tough from what they tell me.