Gary Sherrer Wildlife Management Area

By: Jack Waymire, Senior Biologist at Pushmataha, Yourman and Gary Sherrer WMA’s. Phone: (918) 569-4329 office.

Area Description:
The Gary Sherrer WMA covers 1,280 acres of southeast Pittsburg county. Located approximately fifteen miles south of Hartshorne, the area is comprised of a mixture of oak/pine forest with steep slopes, shallow soils and rocky terrain. 

Some of the native tree species you will encounter are shortleaf pine, post oak, red oak, black oak, water oak, sycamore, hackberry, hickory, elm, blackgum, sweetgum, rusty blackhaw, flowering dogwood, and hawthorne.  You will also encounter high bush huckleberry, low bush huckleberry, different varieties of sumac, coralberry, poison ivy, green brier, blackberry and others.  The average annual precipitation for the area is about 52 inches.

WMA Driving Directions: From Hartshorne: From U.S. Hwy 270 and 7th St, 15 miles south (old Savage Hwy), WMA sign will be on east side of county road, turn east onto Easement Road, 1½ miles to area.

Game Species of Interest: 

Deer: White-tailed deer are present in fair number but are highly sought after.  

Turkey: Eastern wild turkeys are present in fair numbers but are highly sought after. 

Rabbit: Cottontails are present but not usually in large numbers. 

Furbearers: Coyote, bobcat, opossum, skunk, beaver and raccoon are available. 

Dove: Very limited opportunity. 

Waterfowl: A few wood ducks might be found on Bolen Creek. 

Woodcock: Occur in relatively low numbers.

Squirrel: Fox and gray squirrels are present in good numbers.

Black Bears: Good population of Bears.

Nongame Species of Interest:

Brown Creeper : Present, but only in very low numbers. 

Owls: Several species of owls may be observed on the area. The Screech owl is a favorite. 

Eastern Wood Pewee: Is also a favorite of bird watching enthusiasts. 

Woodpeckers: Several species of woodpeckers may be observed on the area
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Camping and Facilities:
There is a designated camping area at the entrance of the area.  

Fishing Opportunities:
Fishing opportunities exist along Bolen Creek which runs through the area.

Maps:

Gary Sherrer WMA Map - best general purpose map, pdf format (8.5x11)

align="left"> Regulations: Seasons on public lands section of hunting regulations

For additional information and area attractions:
Kiamichi Country Tourism  
1-800-722-8180

Clayton
PO Box 279, Dept KC03
Clayton 74536
(918) 569-4135

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

Pushmataha County Chamber of Commerce
212 North High Antlers OK 74523
(580) 298-2488

Talihina Chamber of Commerce and Ouachita National Forest Interpretive Association
900 Second St, Suite 12, Dept 03,
Talihina, OK 74571
(918) 567-3434
www.talihinacc.com
vera@talihinacc.com