Selman Ranch

Hunting Lodge and Preserve  Buffalo, Oklahoma

Phone:  (580) 256-2006      Email:



About our Ranch

The original Selman Ranch was established by J.O. and Lena Ernest Selman. J.O. and Lena both came to Northwest Oklahoma in the late 1800's. Lena's family came from Missouri in a covered wagon settling near freedom. J.O. came from a somewhat famous family in Texas. His Uncle John Selman killed the famous gunfighter John Wesley Hardin. J.O. ran away from home at the age of fourteen, joining a cattle drive that brought him to Oklahoma. He was known as "Jimmy Few Clothes", because all he had were the clothes on his back. J.O. proceeded to build a small ranching empire of over 65,000 acres.


Bob Selman, J.O. and Lena's son, along with his wife Wilma, established the ranch here on buffalo creek and the West side of the infamous Cimmaron River. Near the Cimmaron is the old Ghost Town of Salt Springs where local legend has it that the last Bank Robbery on Horseback occurred.


Due to the size of the ranch and the rugged terrain along the Cimmaron River and Buffalo Creek, we have a variety of hunting available.


We have converted the Bunkhouse's into comfortable lodging for our guests. We invite you to come and enjoy our Ranch and the fine hunting facilities we offer.


Happy Hunting! D.S. Selman


For additional history on the Selman Ranch...  The "Buffalo Creek Chronicles" is available,  wonderfully written by Gary Lantz, beautifully photographed by Don House and an empowering reflection of ranch life by Sue Selman.  Together they created an astounding picture of the natural and human history of the Selman Ranch a fourth generation operation in Northwest Oklahoma.  Click here for more information or to get your copy.


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