The Deep Fork Wildlife Management covers 11,682.28 acres in southern Creek and northern Okfuskee Counties. The area is a series of tracts of various sizes located along the Deep Fork of the Canadian River. While a large percentage of the area is forested bottom lands, it also has numerous old fields, native prairies, and post oak-blackjack timber. Annual rainfall averages 35 inches.
From Bristow: 10 miles south on State Hwy 48. Numerous tracts and access points along the Deep Fork River.
From U.S. Interstate 40: Exit 217, 15 miles north on State Hwy 48.
Game Species of Interest:
- Quail: Bobwhite quail are present in fair numbers but are highly sought after.
- Deer: White-tailed deer are present in good numbers but are highly sought after.
- Turkey: Rio Grande wild turkeys are present in good numbers but highly sought after.
- Rabbit: Both cottontails and swamp rabbits are present in good numbers.
- Furbearers: Coyote, bobcat and raccoon are abundant.
- Dove: Dove are present in fair numbers. This area is not in a major flyway.
- Waterfowl: Waterfowl are abundant when water conditions are favorable.
- Squirrel: Both fox and gray squirrel are common.
Nongame Species of Interest:
Description of Fish and Wildlife Management Practices:
Although small wetland areas are manipulated for waterfowl habitat, most of this area is not intensively managed. Wildlife plots are planted annually.
Camping and Facilities:
Primitive camping is permitted adjacent to county roads and access points, but there are no designated campgrounds.
The Deep Fork of the Canadian River has abundant channel and flathead catfish.