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Ellis County

Hunting Contact: (580) 515-2030

Game Warden: (580) 334-0480

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Ellis County WMA covers 4,800 acres and is located in Ellis County, 8 miles west and 3.5 miles south of Arnett. Located in the mixed grass prairie, it is a mixture of rolling sand hill uplands and wooded creek bottomland.     

Upland sites are vegetated with mixed grass species including big bluestem, indian grass, little bluestem, side-oats grama, and buffalo grass and brush species like shinnery oak, sagebrush, sand plum and black locust. Creek bottoms are dominated by cottonwood, elm, and hackberry trees. Lake Vincent, a 160 acre watershed lake, and two intermittent streams with beaver ponds are located within the boundary. The average annual precipitation for the area is about 24 inches.

Driving Directions: 

From Arnett: 8 miles west on U.S. Hwy 60, 3¾ miles south on N1730.

Game Species of Interest:  

  • Quail: Bobwhite quail are usually present in good numbers but highly sought after.  
  • Deer: White-tailed deer are usually present in fair numbers. 
  • Turkey: Rio Grande wild turkey are present in fair numbers. 
  • Rabbit: Mostly cottontails, but an occasional jackrabbit may be  found. 
  • Furbearers: Coyote, bobcat and raccoon are available. 
  • Dove: Dove may be present in good numbers during peak migration. 
  • Waterfowl: Few present, limited to Lake Vincent and ponds.  

Nongame Species of Interest:

  • Bald Eagle: Occasionally winter at the lake.           

Description of Wildlife Management Practices:

Management efforts focus on producing native cover plants and wildlife foods such as ragweed and sunflower, although some small agricultural food plots are planted annually.

Camping and Facilities:

Six designated primitive camping areas are located on the area.  Both lodging and restaurants are available in Arnett. No shooting range is available.

Fishing Opportunities:

Fishing opportunities exist at the lake and several small ponds on the area.


Ellis County WMA Map

Non-Ambulatory Acres: 
236.18 acres

For a list of other hunting areas with non-ambulatory access go here.

Lakes on area: 

Area Dove Fields

Area GPS Food Source Acres PDF
Plot # Parker Place Pond and Wheat Map Wheat 1.5 PDF
Plot # North Solar Pump and Wheat Map Wheat 1.5 PDF
Plot # NE Wheat Field Map Wheat 7 PDF