Elk NetworkWeigh In on Expanded Hunting at Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

General | June 12, 2019

The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, located in southwest Oklahoma, wants to know what you think about a new proposal to expand hunting.

The 2019 Hunt Plan would open all refuge waters (e.g., lakes, pond, creeks) in the Public Use Area, except Quanah Parker Lake, to waterfowl hunting during the state designated season (November through January). This includes Lake Elmer Thomas at the base of Mount Scott, Crater Lake near the Visitor Center, and French Lake and Lost Lake near the Dog Run Hollow Trail System among other refuge waters. Youth turkey and spring turkey hunts would be opened through controlled hunts in various areas, including the public use area.

The plan will also allow for the incidental take of feral hogs and coyotes for hunters permitted to hunt the controlled elk, deer, and turkey hunts in their designated hunt unit.

Email comments to [email protected] by 11:59 p.m., July 7, 2019.

(Photo source: Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge)