Friends of Hackberry Flat
Hackberry Flat Wetlands
Saturday, May 14th, 2011 HACKBERRY FLAT DAY 9 am 3 pm
This is the website for the Friends of Hackberry; for the Offical Wildlife Department site, please visit www.wildlifedepartment.com/hackberry_flat.htm
Part of the Great Plains Trail of Oklahoma!
For more information on this Senic Driving Trail, click here!
Return of the Wetlands - Hackberry Flat
To movie goers, this famous phrase inspired a dreamer to create a refuge for the restless ghosts of baseball's golden age. For those who remember the massive flocks of waterfowl that once winged across the skies of southwest Oklahoma's Tillman County, it has inspired visionaries to restore one of the state's most glorious natural treasures.
treasure is Hackberry Flat Wildlife Management Area, a 7,120-acre wildlife
oasis located southeast of Frederick. With the generous help of many
partners, the Oklahoma
Visiting Hackberry Flat
With restoration complete, the Department now manages the area to provide opportunities for all types of outdoor enthusiasts. Individual wetland units will be seasonally flooded, providing both migrating and resident wildlife with prime habitat. Most of the area will be open to public hunting, while some portions will be designated as refuge areas available for birdwatching and educational uses. Already nationally recognized for its outstanding hunting and birdwatching, Hackberry has something to offer both user groups.
For more information about visiting, Please also view the OK Wildlife Department's website at:
How does the new license requirement affect visitors to Hackberry Flat WMA?
At Hackberry Flat WMA, walking the nature trail below the Hackberry Flat Center and enjoying the rest of Hackberry Flat Wildlife Management Area DOES require a valid hunting or fishing license or the conservation passport for each person unless exempt under the normal license exemptions. However, visitors that stop at the Hackberry Flat Center to use the facilities or get information from the message boards are exempt from this license requirement. Additionally, participants that attend programs and events such as the Saturday programs, Hackberry Flat Day and school field trips that take place at the Center are exempt from this requirement. This conservation passport is valid for all other Department -owned lands not just for Hackberry Flat WMA, such as Gist Wildlife Management Area.
To purchase a license, go to www.wildlifedepartment.com/hflicens.htm
For More Information
Friends of Hackberry Flat
Contact: Karen Caldwell
office 580/335-2168 or home 580/335-5287
or visit: http://www.frederickokchamber.org/
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