Schultz Wildlife Management Area

By: Danny Watson, Biologist at Beaver River, Optima and Rita Blanca WMA’s. Phone: (580) 259-6281. 

Area Description:
Schultz WMA covers 306 acres in southeastern Texas County in the Oklahoma panhandle. Located just south of Hwy. 412 (south of the town of Hardesty), the area is a mixture of upland and floodplain habitats.

Side oats and buffalo grass predominate on upland sites. Bottomlands consist of salt cedar and cottonwood. The average annual precipitation for the area is about 17 inches. 

WMA Driving Directions: From Hardesty: 5 miles south on farm-to-market road (County Rd 16), 1 mile east on E0320 (Road FF).

Game Species of Interest: 

            Pheasant: Present in very low numbers. 

            Quail: Blue quail are present in very low numbers. 

            Deer: White-tailed deer are present in very low numbers. 

            Rabbit: Both cottontails and jackrabbits are present with cottontails being more common. 

            Furbearers: Coyote present. 

            Dove: Dove may be present in low numbers. 

Nongame Species of Interest: 

            Bald eagle: Eagles winter around Optima WMA. 

Description of Fish and Wildlife Management Practices:
Management efforts focus on producing native wildlife foods such as ragweed and sunflower. 

Camping and Facilities:
No designated camping areas are offered on the area.

The town of Hardesty offers fuel and food.  Both lodging and restaurants are available in Guymon.  The Guymon Chamber of Commerce can be reached at (580) 338-2809.    

Fishing Opportunities:
A winter time trout fishery at Sunset Lake in Guymon is available, about 20 miles west of the area.  Contact City of Guymon for cost and season dates at (580) 338-3396.

Maps:

Schultz 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:
 

Cimarron County
Chamber of Commerce
PO BOX 1027, Boise City, 73933
580-544-5344
 

Guymon Tourism
www.guymonok.com

Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department
Post Office Box 52002
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-2002
(800) 652-6552 or (405) 521-2409
www.travelok.com