Ozark Plateau WMA consists of approximately 2,076 acres and is located approximately 2 miles east of Bell, OK in Adair County. Dense stands of oak-hickory timber on rolling, rocky, and relatively steep hills predominates the area. The average annual precipitation is about 41 inches. The WMA has been signed and is open for fall hunting seasons. Area use regulations can be found in the Oklahoma Hunting Guide.
From Stilwell: 2.7 miles east on State Hwy 100, 3.7 miles south on Bell Rd to the Bell Community Center, turn east and south 2.1 miles on 4737 Rd, 1.9 miles east on E0899 Rd.
Game Species of Interest:
- Deer: White-tailed deer present in fair numbers.
- Turkey: Eastern turkey present in low numbers.
- Furbearers: Coyote, bobcat, gray fox, raccoon, skunk, and opossum are found on the area.
- Squirrel: Both fox and gray squirrels are present in fair numbers.
- Rabbit: Cottontail rabbits are available
Nongame Species of Interest:
Description of Fish and Wildlife Management Practices:
The area was acquired to protect important habitat for the continued existence and recovery of the federally listed endangered Ozark big-eared bat and the gray bat. Therefore, the land is maintained in a natural state with little development. There are no food plots or timber management on the WMA.
Camping and Facilities:
Camping is not permitted on the WMA. Accommodations can be found in Stilwell. The Stilwell Chamber of Commerce can be reached at (918) 696-7845.
No fishing available on the WMA.