The refuge is open to the public
for fishing, hunting, wildlife watching and photography, and interpretation and
The refuge offers year-round
fishing on the Deep River, which provides feeding and spawning habitat for many
sport fish native to east central Oklahoma.
The refuge offers public hunting
opportunities for waterfowl, squirrel, turkey, beaver, raccoon, rabbit, deer
and feral hog.
The bottomland hardwood forests of the refuge are alive with activity year-round.
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Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge is a great place to see migrating songbirds. After leaving their southern wintering grounds, the migratory birds begin arriving in March where the brightly colored males court the females before building a nest. Look for these beautiful, small birds, including eastern bluebirds, prothonotary warblers, painted and indigo buntings and more.