Division of Commerce Agriculture

 

Cattle Ranches

The Choctaw Nation owns and operates six cattle ranches within 36,080 acres in and around Southeastern Oklahoma.  The goals of the ranches are to develop a quality Angus beef herd, improve the land value and operate them in an efficient and effective manner.  The Choctaw Ranches have approximately 2100 head of cattle between all locations.  Listed below are the locations of the cattle ranches:

 

Daisy (Headquarters)                                 Hugo

Idabel                                                         Sawyer

Tom                                                            Tushka Homma

For more information, please contact Steve Swigert, Director of Ranches at swigert@choctawnation.com

 

 

Agriculture Outreach

We are Tribal representatives that serve as partners with local communities, governments and institutions to assist Tribal members with their agriculture ventures through:

    Workshops

    Field Days

    On-Farm Research

    Demonstrations

    Technical Assistance

We promote agriculture opportunities and success for Tribal members by: 

  • Increasing opportunities for agriculture enterprises
  • Connecting community members to science based education programs
  • Acting as the liaison between tribal members and local, state and federal programs
  • Fostering youth, family and community agricultural development

For more information contact

Jody House, Agriculture Outreach Manager at

580-924-8280 ext. 2986

jodyhouse@choctawnation.com

Nikki Schuth, Tribal Extension Agent

580-924-8280 ext. 2987

nschuth@choctawnation.com

 

Pecan Farms

 The Choctaw Nation owns and operates over 1,500 acres of Pecan farmland throughout Southeastern Oklahoma.  With over 4,300 trees, our crop is expected to yield approximately 150,000 lbs. of pecans per year.  The pecan crop is sold on the open market and all proceeds benefit the Choctaw Nation and its tribal services.

For more information contact Doyle McDaniel, Tree Production Manager -  dmcdaniel@choctawnation.com

 

 

 

 

Choctaw Hunting Lodge

Owned and operated by the Choctaw Nation, Choctaw Hunting Lodge is the perfect venue for your next event. 

Located in Blanco, Oklahoma, the lodge is a 12,000 square foot facility.  It sits on 22,000 acres making it perfect for hiking, ATVs and outdoor activities.  In addition to outdoor adventure, the lodge features: 

5 Bedrooms ~ 2 Bunkrooms ~ 7.5 Bathrooms ~ 17 Bed ~ Large Sitting/Living Areas ~ Dining Area for up to 60 ~ Covered Porch with View ~ Home Theatre ~ Free WiFi ~  Abundant Wildlife ~ 8 Acre Lake ~ ATV/Hiking Trails and Fire Pits/BBQ's

For more information contact:

Faye Self at fself@choctawnation.com or 580-924-8280 ext. 2192

Elaine Thomson at ethomson@choctawnation.com or 580-924-8280 ext. 2125.

 

 

TI Valley Ranch 

Veteran’s Hunt:

1. Open to Choctaw Veterans within the 10 ½ counties 

2. 5 Veterans to be selected on Veteran’s Day (Nov 11)

3. Will be a Buck Management hunt 

4. Hunt will take place last three days of Rifle Season 

5. All Hunters selected will be able to bring one person with them. (if they need assistance)

a.Includes Meals and one (1) overnight stay at the Choctaw  Hunting Lodge.

ii.Youth Hunt:

1. Applications 

a. Begin July 1, 2017 

b. End July 31, 2017

c. Drawing August 1, 2017

d. Every Youth that completes the Hunter Safety Course at Tuskahoma will be entered to win

i. 5 winners will come from the raffle

e. 30 Youth selected 

f. Only applicable to those who live in the 10 ½ counties 

g. Not eligible if you have been a previous participant 

2.Hunts will be divided between 5 days 

a. 6 hunters per day 

i. October 13

ii. October 14

iii. October 15

b. 

i. November 18

ii. November 19

3. All Hunters selected will be able to bring one person with them.

a. Includes meals and one (1) overnight stay at the Choctaw Hunting Lodge.

b. Youth Hunters will be participating in a Doe hunt.