OKLAHOMA

Deer Forecast 2002

Outdoor Life Online Editor

"Whitetail densities remain highest in the northern third of the state," says wildlife research supervisor Mike Shaw. "That's where antlerless quotas will be most liberal." For a crack at a public-land trophy, Shaw points to the southeast, where the Ouachita National Forest, two WMAs and timber-company holdings create more than a million acres of public ground.

Contact: ODWC (405-521-2739; www.wildlifedepartment.com).

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