Stroud Lake, OK BS CAMPOUT '09

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  1. Newner

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    Purpose: To facilitate a Oklahoma and beyond meet and greet with camping.

    Date: February 7, 2009 (one night camp out)

    Activities: (if you guys want) Betty Lous(milfay) for lunch 11:00, Lincoln County backroad expedition to the Deep Fork Bottom land. Then on to make camp at Stroud Lake.


    Objective: Eat, Ride, Camp, and Drink.:beer

    For those who do not want to camp, I can put you up indoors and for those who do not have time to camp, at least you can come out and ride!

    Chime in if you are interested! :ear

    Inmates who have chosen to participate:

    Newner
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    DirtyDog (fixed)
    Dirt 2007 (maybe)
    Dickosaurus
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    dvdt (2 up)
    Mr. Guy (he is back)
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  2. lewismedlock

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    Sounds good to me.
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  3. hikrynut

    hikrynut Adventure Pig

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    Count me in!
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  4. Mr. Guy

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    Sounds great to me. What time? Meet at Betty Lous?

    Guy
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  5. Newner

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    11:00 a.m. FYI Good Burger I will map Betty Lous for everyone a little later.
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  6. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    dude...

    thats close enough for me to probably get there without dying on the trek.

    BUT, ive got a 2 day campout ( car camping) already planned for that weekend on the Buffalo..
    weather looks good, yall have fun!
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  7. fotobo

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    I am a possibility. Have some other things in the works so I'll just have to see how it pans out.
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  8. Newner

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  9. Mr. Guy

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    Map looks good to me. Are there anything but straight roads in Ok. :D At least in central Ok.

    Guy
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    I am going to try and make it. Have to con,:evil errr get permission.
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  11. Newner

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    I found us some good territory for riding and possibly camping if you guys are feeling adventurous?? It is the Deep Fork WMA and I am going to add it to the routing. Chime in if you guys would rather camp out on the deep fork river bottom rather than Stroud Lake. I am going to bundle up and check it out on my KTM on Friday afternoon and report back with some pictures.

    Here is the WMA rules:

    Wildlife Management Area Regulations
    The primary objective on all lands owned or managed by the Department is the sound management and use of fish and wildlife resources resident thereon. Public use of Department-managed lands is permitted according to the following priorities:
    1. Hunting, fishing, trapping, running dogs for sport and associated activities.
    2. Other wildlife-oriented activities (nature observation or photography, and conservation education).
    3. Non-wildlife related activities, when such activities do not conflict with the wildlife management objective (picnicking, hiking, backpacking, short-term camping, horseback riding).
    4. Large group activities (military training, organized trail rides).

    TERMS DEFINED​
    Wildlife Management Area (WMA)
    All lands owned, licensed, leased, or under the management of the Wildlife Division (except for the McCurtain County Wilderness Area) are designated WMAs to accurately reflect the overall objectives for these lands and the results of management activities conducted thereon. Depending on the specific management objectives, all or part of any particular WMA may also be designated as a public hunting area, game management area, migratory bird refuge, waterfowl refuge portion or wetland development unit.​
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  12. Jerry Bo

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    Where is Deep Fork WMA? I want to check it out in mapsource.
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  13. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    Try this. LINK It's southeast of Stroud.
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  14. Newner

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    That is a good link, I spoke with a buddy who had taken his cage down there last week and he said the roads were pretty gnarley. I am going to try to check it out tomorrow and I will try to take some pictures.
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  15. JPSpen

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    Keeping up with the Joneses, OK ?
    I'll try to at least make lunch. If the weather cooperates. (no heated gear:cry ). Not sure about the ds part cause I'll probably be riding my RT.

    Maybe I'll ride the CLC, She's purty...Damn sure can't take her off road..:eek1

    I've had the GS craving for a while now...

    Maybe I'll swap my RT for a GS and have the best of both worlds...

    But I really like my RT...

    See ya maybe..

    John
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  16. lewismedlock

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    My Oklahoma Wildlife Department Guide says that camping is allowed at Deep Fork only by hunters, at specified times.
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  17. Newner

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    I am not sure if the area is watched closely but I think snipe are in season and we don't need a license to hunt them:gun2 . We can always head up to the lake and camp at least they have toilets there.
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  18. Newner

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    Area Description:
    The Deep Fork Wildlife Management covers 11,900 acres in southern Creek and northern Okfuskee Counties. The area is a series of tracts of various sizes located along the Deep Fork of the Canadian River. While a large percentage of the area is forested bottom lands, it also has numerous old fields, native prairies, and post oak-blackjack timber. Annual rainfall averages 35 inches.




    Game Species of Interest:

    Quail: Bobwhite quail are present in good numbers but are highly sought after.
    Deer: White-tailed deer are present in good numbers but are highly sought after.
    Turkey: Rio Grande wild turkeys are present in good numbers but highly sought after.
    Rabbit: Both cottontails and swamp rabbits are present in good numbers.
    Furbearers: Coyote, bobcat and raccoon are abundant.
    Dove: Dove are present in fair numbers. This area is not in a major flyway.
    Waterfowl: Waterfowl are abundant when water conditions are favorable.
    Squirrel: Both fox and gray squirrel are common.
    Nongame Species of Interest:
    Bald Eagles: Commonly seen when waterfowl are abundant.
    River Otter: Present, but rarely seen.
    Description of Fish and Wildlife Management Practices:
    Although small wetland areas are manipulated for waterfowl habitat, most of this area is not intensively managed. Wildlife plots are planted annually.
    Camping and Facilities:
    Primitive camping is permitted adjacent to county roads and access points, but there are no designated campgrounds.
    Fishing Opportunities:
    The Deep Fork of the Canadian River has abundant channel and flathead catfish.
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  19. Mr. Guy

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    I'll probably only be in for the ride. It's hard to camp in freezing weather only 10 miles from the house.

    Guy
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    You forgot about the Sasquatch.:deal

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