Muscadine Farms Wildlife Management Area
Muscadine Farms WMA, in the North Delta region of Mississippi, is located in Washington County near Greenville. It 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.   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. 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.

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 rabbits.

Muscadine WMA is one of three WMAs selected for a multi-year study on waterfowl hunting management.

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.

Contact Muscadine Farms Wildlife Management Area

Jerry Woods
Avon Darlove Road
Greenville, Mississippi  38701
Phone: (601) 453-5409


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