From the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
-- With spring turkey season a few months away, Oklahoma hunters will find the new Wildlife Management Area Atlas an important tool for scouting locations for turkey hunting.
Back by popular demand, the guide to Oklahoma's public hunting land features topographical maps of almost every wildlife management area in the state.
The atlas depicts special features on each WMA, providing details such as roads, parking areas, designated campsites, food plots, ponds, wetland development units, non-ambulatory zones and more. Sportsmen can find acreage and contact information for each area as well as driving directions.
Most Oklahoma hunters remember the old version of the public lands atlas, and some may even still have their original copy, but land ownership changes, updated details, new properties and special features are included in the newest version.
"This is one of our most popular products ever, and we have already sold about 2,000 copies," according to Nels Rodefeld, information and education chief. "The old atlases were popular, but these books are even bigger and better."
The new atlas can be purchased for $25, which includes a free one-year subscription to Outdoor Oklahoma magazine, the official magazine of the Department of Wildlife Conservation. The atlases are available at the Wildlife Department headquarters at 1801 N. Lincoln Blvd. and the Department's Jenks office at 300 S. Aquarium Dr., both in Oklahoma City.
Copies can also be ordered by phone at (405)521-3856, and order forms can be downloaded from www.wildlifedepartment.com and mailed in with a check.
To order by mail, send a check or money order for $25 along with an Outdoor Store order form from wildlifedepartment.com to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, P.O. Box 53465 Oklahoma City, OK and specify where the atlas should be mailed and, if different, the address to which the subscription to Outdoor Oklahoma magazine should be credited.