planting on public lands
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Posted on Monday Feb 3, 2014 at 10:04 PM  
This is probably way out of your knowladge here kurt, but I can't get a straight answer from game wardens in the area.I have several good waterfowl spots on a couple of wdu's and wma's. Not many people know of these areas as they are a pain in the arse to get to.I was contemplating planting japanese and foxtail millet on a couple of spots in hopes of further attracting ducks to my honey holes.Is this legal to do on public lands? I am aware you are not allowed to bait or set mineral blocks for other game, but wasn't for sure about planting.
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Posted on Tuesday Feb 4, 2014 at 10:26 AM  
I cannot find anything that clearly states whether or not planting on public lands is legal or not.  However, I would caution you that doing it might end badly for you.  Most wildlife agencies are VERY concerned about the spread of nuisance species (both plant and animal) and would surely look down upon planting anything on public use areas. 

If you can't get a meaningful answer from a game warden, I would try contacting the WMA biologist and have a conversation with him.  The hunting regs list contact info for each WMA.  If you are told that you cannot plant, maybe you could convince the biologist to plant millet in the areas you hunt.  You might even be able to offer help and he just might plant what you like where you like it. 
Posted on Thursday Feb 6, 2014 at 10:55 AM  
The corps used to allow crops to be planted on corps land around Oologah Lake. Seems there were lease agreements to go with it, and the farmers were to leave a certain percentage standing for wildlife. I'm thinking it still goes on, but I don't get out much, so I haven't actually seen it in a few years.