J. T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve

By | March 10, 2020

The J. T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve is near Tahlequah, Oklahoma. This place is privately owned and managed by the Oklahoma Nature Conservancy. The preserve has 17,000 acres of forest and grassland. The preserve was founded in 2000 due to a land gift from the John Nickel family.

I have seen Elk and Whitetail Deer at this preserve. I read that this place also has Black Bear.

J. T. Nickel Family Nature Wildlife Preserve Oklahoma
J. T. Nickel Family Nature Wildlife Preserve – Oklahoma
J T Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve Oklahoma
J T Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve – Oklahoma
J T Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve Oklahoma
J T Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve – Oklahoma

I made a trip to this place last Saturday (3-7-2020). The only wildlife I saw were Whitetail Deer and they were near the Office. I counted over 20 of them.

I saw that they were also doing a prescribed burn on parts of this Preserve.

How I Got The Shot – J. T. Nickel Family Nature Wildlife Preserve

The last two photos were made with my iPhone. The first photo I made with a Fujifilm X-T3 camera and a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens that was attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro. I was standing outside my pickup with the camera and lens braced against the door frame.

Camera Settings

  • AV Mode
  • Back-button focus
  • Aperture f5.6
  • ISO 800
  • Shutter speed – 1/180 sec.
  • – 1.0 Exposure Compensation
  • Auto White Balance
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Multi Metering
  • Focal Length – 100 mm

More Photos from the J. T. Nickel Family Nature Wildlife Preserve :

  1. This Whitetail Buck Has Shed Both Antlers
  2. Doe At J. T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve
  3. Whitetail Doe Feeding On Ridge

Author: Steve Creek

An Arkansas-based Wildlife Photographer specializing in the wildlife found in Arkansas and Oklahoma.