Manager: Jerry Woods
Muscadine Farms WMA is located in Washington County near Greenville. From the Hwy. 12 and 61 intersection at Hollandale, go North 3.5 miles to the Avon Darlove road, turn left (west) and go 7.6 miles to Muscadine Road, the headquarters will be on the right. If you have any questions regarding Muscadine Farms WMA call (662) 335-2422.
Important Information if you are Hunting on
- Area is moist-soil habitat with some natural cover.
- ATV/UTVs are not allowed. All hunt units can be accessed by
- Some type of small layout boat, etc. to allow hunter to reduce
silhouette, is recommended.
- Camouflage - In moist soil, it needs a lot of tan/brown in it
(e.g. fast grass).
Muscadine Farms Wildlife Management Area (WMA) was a 700 acre
catfish farm in Washington County when it was purchased by the U.
S. Army Corps of Engineers for mitigation in 2002. The property is
located approximately 5 miles west of Highway 61 on Avon Darlove
Road. In 2009, an additional 700 acres of catfish ponds and
approximately 1,400 acres of replanted trees, the Washington and
Po-Lutken Tracts, were added to Muscadine Farms WMA.
The 90 retired catfish ponds are intensively managed for
waterfowl. These ponds are managed in three or four pond hunting
units. Each hunting unit is managed individually, with at least one
pond per unit having corn, milo, or millet planted in it. The
majority of ponds are managed for moist-soil vegetation with
beneficial native plants. Plant species that are selected for
include smartweed, sprangletop, wild millets, and various sedges.
All of these native species produce large numbers of seeds that are
relished by waterfowl in winter.
Waterfowl hunting is by draw hunt only with a combination of
pre-season draws and stand-by opportunities. Hunts are conducted on
Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Random drawings are
conducted at 5:00 am the morning of each hunt day. Pre-season draws
guarantee a hunter he will hunt on the day of his draw, but he must
still draw for a hunt unit the morning of his reservation.
The 1,400 acres of replanted trees on the Washington and
Po-Lutken Tracts will be open for small game hunting. The early
successional stage of the habitat in this area is ideal for