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Oklahoma is a big state with big potential in terms of hunting and fishing. What it lacks, however, is access. Just 2 percent of Oklahoma is publicly owned.

Optima Wildlife Management Area and National Wildlife Refuge

• 11,000 acres

• Good deer and turkey hunting

• Hunting permitted on WMA, in designated areas of the Refuge

Cimarron Bluff Wildlife Management Area

• 3,430 acres

• Quail and pheasant hunting

• Turkey hunting

Sandy Sanders Wildlife Management Area

• 19,100 acres

• Popular quail hunting location

• Whitetail hunting available

Ouachita National Forest

• 1.8 million acres (roughly 1/4 located in Oklahoma)

• Good deer and turkey hunting

• Ample fishing opportunities on lakes and streams

Find more public land access opportunities with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Hunt Planner.

Photo: Cedar Lake, Ouachita National Forest

Photo credit: flickr