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Bowie, Cass, Morris, Titus
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White Oak Creek Wildlife Management Area
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White Oak Creek Wildlife Management Area Information:
Habitat at this 25,777 acre Wildlife Management Area consists of mostly bottomland hardwood forest at the confluence of the Sulphur River and White Oak Creek. Outdoor recreation includes hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing. Campers must camp in designated campsites. Riding trails are grass covered paths that wind through all areas of the WMA. All horses must have proof of a negative Coggins test, and all riders must have an annual public hunting permit or a limited Public Use Permit. Equestrian trails are open 1 September to October 31, and November 18, to August 31. Fishing is permitted in White Oak Creek and in the Sulphur River. Public hunting is permitted for white-tailed deer, feral hog, spring eastern turkey, quail, mourning dove, waterfowl, early teal, duck, woodcock, rail, gallinule, snipe, squirrel, rabbits, hares and furbearers. Hunting is by compartment. ATVs or ORVs are recommended. Special youth hunts are also available. There are no restrooms or potable water. (903) 884-3800. From Mount Pleasant take IH 30 east 18 miles to U.S. 259. Turn south on U.S. 259 and go four miles to SH 77. Turn left (east) on SH 77 and travel about one mile to the White Oak Creek WMA HQ.
 
Sulphur River:
The 183 mile long Sulphur River rises at the junction of the North Sulphur and South Sulphur Rivers in Fannin County. The Middle Sulphur River’s rises four miles northeast of Wolfe City in northeastern Hunt County. It flows for 26 miles to its mouth on the South Sulphur River at Jim Chapman Lake (formerly Cooper Lake). The North Sulphur River flows east and southeast before reaching its mouth on the South Sulphur River two miles north of Cunningham in Lamar County, and 26 miles downstream from the Jim Chapman Lake dam. This main Sulphur River stream flows eastward where it is dammed six miles southeast of Redwater, Texas to form Wright Patman Lake. It exits Wright Patman Lake and continues east and enters Arkansas, four miles east of Domino. In Arkansas it flows east for fifteen miles to its mouth on the Red River, two miles northeast of Doddridge in southern Miller County.  Fish Stocking History      
 
Texas Wildflowers:
Due to budget constraints, TX-DOT no longer maintains a website offering spring wildflower sightings. Information is available at the Texas Highways Magazine.    
 
Birding - TEXAS PRAIRIES AND PINEYWOODS EAST BIRDING TRAIL:
Mt. Vernon Loop:  Tira, Sulphur Springs, Cooper, Talco, Mount Vernon, Winfield, Winnsboro
Texas Birds Checklist
Bird Checklist for Pineywoods of Eastern Texas
Northeast Texas Bird Checklist
 
Hunting the White Oak Creek WMA, 25,777 Acres:
The WMA has archery and gun hunting. Public hunting is permitted for white-tailed deer, feral hog, spring eastern turkey, quail, mourning dove, waterfowl, early teal, duck, woodcock, rail, gallinule, snipe, squirrel, rabbits, hares and furbearers. Trapping is prohibited. Waterfowl decoys must not be left out overnight. Hunting is by compartment. ATVs or ORVs are recommended. Special youth hunts are also available. Onsite registration is required.  Unit #727 Hunting Information & Map:
 
Hunt Texas Online Connection:
More than 95% of Texas land is privately owned, making it hard for hunters to find affordable hunting opportunities. The Texas Parks and Wildlife has a huge public hunting program, and has developed a new service to help hunters find hunting places. This new service is provided free by the TPWD. It allows landowners to list available hunting leases or spots that have opened up, and allows hunters to find private hunting leases according to their preferences. 
                      
Hunting, Texas Parks and Wildlife, General Hunting Information
Hunting, Public Hunting on State Lands, TPWD
Hunter Education
Hunting Season by Animal
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Donations
 
White Oak Creek Wildlife Management Area Directions:
From Mount Pleasant take IH 30 east 18 miles to U.S. 259. Turn south on U.S. 259 and go four miles to SH 77. Turn left (east) on SH 77 and travel about one mile to the White Oak Creek WMA HQ.