Woman dressed warmly in camouflage and standing in marsh reeds aims a shotgun into the air

At Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge, agricultural fields are planted to support wintering and migrating waterfowl. These fields also attract white-tailed deer and other resident wildlife. To keep the deer population in balance, the refuge offers four lottery hunts each year. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) administers the lottery hunts. The hunts include a youth hunt, a non-ambulatory hunt, an archery hunt and a general hunt. Each hunt is two days with the exception of the archery hunt, which is three days. The ODWC also administers a spring turkey hunt on the refuge. Feral hogs (exotics) may be hunted incidental to the deer and turkey hunts using the same weapon identified as legal for each particular hunt. Migratory birds and waterfowl may be hunted in wetlands south of the Washita River and the twin ponds at the end of Airport Road. Waterfowl hunting is not a lottery hunt and is open daily until 1 p.m.