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Wetland Development Units

Wetland Development Units (WDUs) are wetland units where all shotgun hunting is restricted to federally-approved nontoxic shot and the possession of lead shot is prohibited. In addition, shooting hours for waterfowl close at 1 p.m. daily.

Wetland Development Units (WDUs) are areas specially managed to provide waterfowl hunting and important habitat and refuge resources to waterfowl and other migratory birds. Many WDU maps are available at Other public lands available for waterfowl hunting are listed on General Waterfowl Hunting Regulations.

  1. Copan WDU

    Biologist: John Rempe (918) 629-5108

  2. Deep Fork WMA –
    Swift Bottoms WDU

    Biologist: Bruce Burton (918) 759-1816

  3. Drummond Flats WMA

    Biologist: Thad Potts (580) 541-5319

  4. Eufaula WMA –
    Deep Fork WDU

    Sr. Biologist: J.D. Ridge (918) 617-1113

  5. Fort Cobb WMA
    Walnut Slough WDU

    Habitat Coordinator:
    Kent Swanda (580) 595-0347

  6. Grassy Slough WDU

    Biologist: Richard Beagles (580) 320-3176

  7. Hackberry Flat WMA/WDU

    Biologist: Kelvin Schoonover (405) 823-8425

  8. Hugo WMA – Hugo/Kiamichi River & Sawyer WDUs

    Biologist: Richard Beagles (580) 320-3176

  9. Hulah WMA –
    Whipporwill WDU

    Biologist: John Rempe (918) 629-5108

  10. Keystone WMA –
    Boston Pool, Buckeye Creek
    & Cottonwood Creek WDUs

    Biologist: Matt Mattioda (918) 629-4625

  11. Love Valley WMA –
    Stevens Springs WDU

    Biologist: Brandon Baker (405) 823-9038

  12. McClellan-Kerr WMA –
    Billy Creek & Chouteau WDUs

    Sr. Biologist: Mike Plunkett (918) 625-3910

  13. Mountain Park WDU

    Habitat Coordinator:
    Kent Swanda (580) 595-0347

  14. Okmulgee WMA – Okmulgee East & Okmulgee West WDUs

    Biologist: Bruce Burton (918) 759-1816

  15. Oologah WMA –
    Overcup Bottoms &
    Upper Verdigris WDUs

    Biologist: Russell Perry (918) 629-5286

  16. Packsaddle WMA –
    South Canadian WDU

    Biologist: Scott Parry (580) 515-2030

  17. Red Slough WDU

    Biologist: Richard Beagles (580) 320-3176

  18. Sooner Lake

    Contact (405) 396-2503

  19. Waurika WMA – Waurika WDU & Walker Creek WDU

    Habitat Coordinator:
    Kent Swanda (580) 595-0347

  20. White Grass Flats WDU

    Biologist: Richard Beagles (580) 320-3176

  21. Wister WMA – Joe Johnson WDU & Fourche Maline WDU

    Biologist: Chris Parker (918) 721-2990


Closed to all air-driven watercraft.

Hunting by permit only in designated areas Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Hunting in designated areas only. Maps of Lake Thunderbird and Foss Lake designated hunt areas and area waterfowl hunting regulations available at main park office. Maps of Sooner Lake are available at East boat ramp or online.

Hunting on these areas is limited to half-day hunting: one-half hour before official sunrise to 1 p.m. daily. On Wetland Development Units (WDUs), no permanent blinds are permitted. All shotgun hunting on state Wetland Development Units is restricted to federally approved nontoxic shot only and the possession of lead shot is prohibited.

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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