From the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
-- Oklahoma sportsmen have discovered the usefulness of the new Wildlife Management Area Atlas from the Conservation and are using the 100-page book to explore Oklahoma's public hunting land.
The page-by-page guide to Oklahoma's public lands features topographical maps of almost every wildlife management area in the state.
"The new wildlife atlas is tough, durable, and will show hunters and fisherman where to go and how to get there," said Erik Bartholomew, wildlife biologist. "This is a great reference for any hunter or fisherman using our state-managed areas."
Each alphabetically listed color map depicts an Oklahoma WMA, using symbols to show roads, parking areas, designated campsites, food plots, rivers, ponds, wetland development units, non-ambulatory zones, boat ramps, area entrances, shooting ranges, county boundaries and more. Additionally, acreage and contact information for each area is listed on the same page as the map.
If a hunter is interested in visiting a WMA, the atlas provides all the tools needed to understand the area, its topography and its boundaries, and a detailed set of driving directions to each WMA is listed in the back of the atlas. Additionally, index pages show where each featured WMA is located in the state, and a glossary of terms helps sportsmen distinguish differences between land usage terms.
The Wildlife Management Area Atlas can be purchased for $25, which includes a free one-year subscription to Outdoor Oklahoma magazine, official magazine of the Wildlife Department. Copies can be ordered by phone at (405)521-3856, and order forms can be downloaded from www.wildlifedepartment.com and mailed in with a check.
For mail orders, send a check or money order for $25 along with an Outdoor Store order form from www.wildlifedepartment.com. Mail to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, P.O. Box 53465 Oklahoma City, OK 73152. Customers should specify address to which atlas should be mailed and, if different, the address to which the subscription to Outdoor Oklahoma magazine should be credited