Ozark Plateau WMA

Ozark Plateau WMA


Game Warden (County):

Area Acres
2,080 ac.

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.

  • 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
  • Ozark big-eared Bat
  • Gray Bat
  • Amphibians
  • Warblers 

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 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.

Same As Statewide Seasons
Deer Archery, Youth Deer Gun, Deer Muzzleloader, Deer Gun, Holiday Antlerless Deer Gun, Dove, Rail, Gallinule, Crow, Quail, Snipe, Woodcock, Waterfowl, Rabbit, Squirrel, Turkey Fall Archery, Predator/Furbearer Calling, Trapping
Seasons w/ Special Restrictions
  • Pursuit with Hounds for Furbearers

Closed from the opening day of deer archery season through the first nine days of deer gun season and closed during spring turkey season.

  • Turkey Spring, Youth Turkey Spring

One-tom limit; seasons combined.

Additional Restrictions:

No camping allowed.

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