Catoosa WMA To Stage Wildlife Inspection Check Points

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Hunters planning to hunt at the TWRA Catoosa Wildlife Management Area this season should be aware that wildlife officers will be staging several wildlife inspection checkpoints.

Hunters passing through these checkpoints and their vehicles will be inspected for harvested animals, contraband, and illegal firearms and ammunition. Hunters should stop at the area’s checking stations, if they have questions regarding regulations before starting to hunt.


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