The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) manages more than 1.6 million acres of public land. In a continuing effort to let people know about all the wonderful outdoor opportunities that exist through the Wildlife Department, a Department-managed area will be featured each month.
In northeastern Oklahoma, Cookson Wildlife Management Area (WMA) consists of 15,000 acres of meadows, oak-hickory forests and rolling hills. The WMA is commonly known as a controlled hunt destination, but the oak and hickory forests provide a diverse habitat for a variety of wildlife, which makes Cookson WMA a great place to explore.
The WMA is closed to all nonhunting activities, except hunter camping, from October 1 to January 31 and during spring turkey season. All visitors are required to have a valid hunting or fishing license, or a Conservation Passport.