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Copan WMA

Copan WMA


Game Warden (County):
(918) 331-5798(Washington)/(918) 331-5798(Osage)

Area Acres
7,532 ac.
Area Non-Ambulatory Acres
401.63 ac.

Copan WMA covers 7,532 acres of Washington County in Northeast Oklahoma and is located north of Bartlesville.

Copan WMA is a mixture of cross-timbers, tall grass prairie and river bottom habitat.  Bottomland habitats occur along Little Caney River and Cotton Creek drainages.  Upland sites are a mixture of tall grass prairie, crop land and post oak/blackjack oak ridges.  The average annual precipitation for the area is about 40 inches.

From Copan: 3 miles north on U.S. Hwy 75.

  • Quail: Present in fair numbers. 
  • Deer: White-tailed deer present in fair numbers. 
  • Turkey: Rio Grande turkeys are present in low numbers.  
  • Rabbit: Cottontails are present in fair numbers. 
  • Furbearers: Coyote, bobcat, raccoon, beaver and fox are found in fair numbers. 
  • Dove: Dove are present in good numbers in most years. 
  • Waterfowl: Fair goose hunting opportunities.  Ducks are present in good numbers in most years on the wetland units and Copan Lake. 
  • Squirrel: Fair hunting opportunities for both fox and gray squirrels. 
  • Greater Prairie Chicken: Present in low numbers, closed season.
  • Bald Eagle: Eagles winter on Copan Lake. 
  • Shorebirds: Seasonal visitors on wetland units. 

Approximately 1,000 acres are planted annually to wheat, soybeans, milo, corn, millet and sudan.  Water levels are manipulated in 6 wetland units to provide about 460 acres of moist soil habitat, annually. Controlled cattle grazing and prescribed fire are utilized to manipulate habitat on about 1,300 acres, annually.

Limited to Corps of Engineers sites only.

Fishing opportunities exist at Copan lake, and numerous small ponds on the WMA.

All shotgun hunting is restricted to federally approved nontoxic shot on the WDU portions.

Closed Seasons
Holiday Antlerless Deer Gun
Same As Statewide Seasons
Deer Archery, Youth Deer Gun, Deer Muzzleloader, Dove, Rail, Gallinule, Crow, Turkey Fall Archery, Turkey Fall Gun, Trapping
Seasons w/ Special Restrictions
  • Deer Gun

Open the first nine days only. Bag limit is one antlered and one antlerless deer.

  • Quail, Snipe, Woodcock, Rabbit, Squirrel, Pursuit with Hounds for Furbearers

Closed during the first nine days of deer gun season.

  • Predator/Furbearer Calling

Closed during deer gun season.

  • Waterfowl

Hunting hours for waterfowl close at 1 p.m. daily on the WDU portions.

  • Turkey Spring, Youth Turkey Spring

One-tom limit; seasons combined.

Additional Restrictions:

Hunter and angler camping is allowed in designated areas.


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

Bartlesville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
201 SW Keeler
PO Box 2366, Bartlesville OK 74005

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