yeah the tag on the wichita mtns refuge is now a once in a lifetime whether you draw a cow tag or bull! They only give out 25 bull tags I think and there are a ton of apps come in for that hunt every year. The odds of drawing out are huge!!! As far as having everyone come down and try to hunt the area good luck! Ive tried for 2 years to pick up extra ground and have had no results! Finally this year I picked up the neighboring 900 acres and that cost me lots for just 2 weeks of hunting!!! But its close to home and my tag is free since im a res.
Oklahoma Elk hunting is no mystery. Team Elk did a show out there. But yes private access in the core counties is HIGHLY sought after almost as much as some of the big private ranches in Southern NM and AZ. Outfitters pay big bucks for that Access in core counties surrounding the WMA's. So unless you have a relative that owes you very big its going to be tough.
The public draw on the WMA are rough on Non residents that dont normally hunt oklahoma year in year out for other species due to you have to have a Oklahoma hunting Liecense to enter. Non refundble licenses. But once drawn its pretty much 100% success
I do a lot of work in north west Oklahoma and every so often
You can come across some cow elk. A buddy of mine got a
Trail came pic of a cow elk spinning his feeder with her tounge.
He has never seen her in person but sometimes you can come across