Drummond Flats Wildlife Management Area

By Thad Potts - Biologist at Canton, Drummond Flats, Dewey Co and Major Co WMA.  Phone: (580) 541-5319.

Driving Directions: From Drummond: ½ mile west of the junction of State Hwy 132 and Skeleton Rd.

Area Description:  Drummond Flats WMA covers 4,653 acres in western Garfield county in north central Oklahoma. Located immediately west of the town of Drummond, or approximately 8 miles southwest of Enid, Drummond Flats is a historic overflow basin at the confluence of Turkey Creek, Elm Creek, and Salt Creek, and is predominately wetland habitat with some surrounding upland habitat.

The average annual precipitation for the area is about 34 inches. 

Game Species of Interest:

Waterfowl: Ducks are usually present in fair to good numbers but will fluctuate with weather changes and water availability. Geese may occasionally be present but are not as abundant.

Sandhill Crane: May be available on occasion during the fall migrations.

Pheasant: Present in moderate to good numbers and will use all parts of the WMA not covered by standing water.

Bobwhite Quail: Present in low numbers in upland areas and un-flooded wetland sites.

Deer: Available in low numbers. Open to archery hunting only, same as statewide season.

Turkey: Rio Grande wild turkeys may be present in upland areas during the spring and summer, but are not common.

Rabbit: Cottontail rabbits are available in low to fair numbers. Jackrabbits are occasionally present but are but are not common.

Furbearers: Coyote, bobcat and raccoon are available.

Dove: Usually present in fair to good numbers.

Nongame Species of Interest:

Shorebirds: Drummond Flats is an excellent area to view a variety of shorebird species. Spring migration is the best time for viewing.

Wading birds: Many different species of wading birds can also be observed on Drummond Flats. Wading birds may be observed on the area throughout the year, but are most abundant during the spring migration.

Description of Wildlife Management Practices:

Drummond Flats WMA is currently still in the development phase with additional wetland areas planned for development over the next several years. There are currently 8 water control structures, 9968 ft. of dikes and 5 wetland units constructed to provide wetland habitat. Management efforts include moist soil management of the wetland units, and manipulation of the surrounding habitat to provide native food plants such as smartweeds, pigweeds, native millets, sedges, sunflower and ragweed. Agriculture crops are currently planted on a small part of the area and will be used primarily for dove management.

Camping and Facilities:

Camping is currently not available on Drummond Flats, but may be developed later as additional upland properties are acquired. Lodging is available in Enid, and restaurants are available in Enid Drummond & Lahoma.

Fishing Opportunities:

Seasonal fishing opportunities may be available in turkey creek located on the northeastern portion of the WMA. All wetland impoundments on Drummond Flats will be periodically drained to allow for native vegetation growth, and will offer very little to no fishing opportunity.

Maps:

Drummond Flats WMA Map  - best general purpose map, pdf format (8.5x11)

 

Regulations: Seasons on public lands section of hunting regulations

For additional information and area attractions:

Drummond Chamber of Commerce
580/493-2900

Lahoma Chamber of Commerce
580/796-2600

Enid Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 907 Enid, OK 73702
580/237-2494