Just how good is Mississippi Delta duck hunting? Let’s just say they named the biggest waterfowl flyway in America after us. In fact, more than twice as many waterfowl are taken on the Mississippi Flyway as any other U. S. flyway. And where we are, the flyway narrows, so that the ducks are literally funneled over our flooded cypress bottoms, rivers, oxbow lakes, and bean and rice fields. So Greenville and Washington County offer hunters a great chance to get to the ducks before they get to their wintertime destination farther south.
A fisherman’s paradise awaits at Lake Washington, attracting anglers from across the country. One of the largest natural lakes in Mississippi, it’s well-known for excellent crappie, catfish and bluegill fishing as well as seasonal duck hunting.
The largest and oldest of Mississippi’s state parks, Leroy Percy is characterized by its bubbling hot springs, cypress trees and ancient live oaks dripping with Spanish moss. Leroy Percy is the only state park with a wildlife preserve and is famous for a large alligator population, where visitors can safely observe them from a raised boardwalk. The park abounds with deer, squirrel, turkey, duck and dove, as well as unspoiled hunting sites. Park facilities include a snack bar, cabins, meeting rooms, fishing, RV and camping sites, and a nature trail. Open Daily.
Muscadine Farms is one of Mississippi’s newest public wildlife management areas, with 765 acres to hunt waterfowl. Hunters can request an application by sending a self-addressed envelope to: District Biologist, Muscadine Farms WMA, PO BOX 378, Redwood, MS 39156. Applications for a hunt must be received by the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Hunting is allowed only on Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and each day is limited to the amount of hunters. Drawing for hunting spots occurs in the mornings. Sportsmen drawn are allowed two guests.