Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma

Took a trip last weekend North-West of DFW to Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. It’s 60,000 acres of unspoiled prairie land, with over 600 resident buffalo. Apparently due to the amount of rocks beneath the soil surface it was impossible to plough and turn into agricultural land, so it was left in it’s natural state making it perfect for the bison.

Buffalos were hunted to extinction here in the 1870s. In 1907 they were reintroduced into the area.

Would highly recommend a trip to this place. It took around 3 hours to get there from DFW, but we did leave at 5am.

We also encountered a few of these Prairie Dogs.

Just makes me want to watch Dances With Wolves.

Published by matt93111

Howdy, my name’s Matt. I'm originally from England but now live here in the Great State of Texas. Since moving here I thought it would be fun to try something new and enter the world of photo blogging.

10 thoughts on “Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma

  1. Matt, I don’t know why it took me so long to discover this wildlife refuge. It was only last September that I found this on a map as I was looking for stop over places on my way to Badlands NP in South Dakota. I had never imagined such a place existed so close to DFW. I posted a number of blogs of my exploration of this area.

    You got some good photo of the Bison. I especially like the second one in this post.

    Good work and keep exploring.


    1. Yeah i know what you mean, we had good traffic in the morning and took 3 hours from DFW, it was like being on another planet. Just checked out your recent blog posts, your photos look great! Cheers, i got quite lucky with a buffalo coming close for a few moments. I hope you have a great trip on the way to your destination


  2. Looks amazing Matt. Photos are great – you did those majestic creatures proud! And the little ones too, don’t want to leave out the prairie dogs!


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