WMA Waterfowl Areas Crop Status & Blind ConditionCumberland Plateau Region III
Food Crop Status
Current crop conditions for 2023.
Three impoundments at Armstrong Ferry part of Hiwassee Refuge. All impoundments have corn that will be flooded totaling 26 Ac. The corn was planted early and is doing well with ears already developed.
The lower unit is planted in Japanese millet. The upper unit is planted in Japanese millet and milo.
Planted in Milo and Japanese millet.
Sugar Creek is a new impoundment developed this year it is small in size app. 5 acres of flooded corn and sorghum surrounded by 20 acres of crops.
Crops were planted late as soon as the impoundment was completed.
Planted about 8 acres of corn adjacent to a waterfowl Impoundment on the Cordell Hull Waterfowl Refuge. It serves as a dry feeding for ducks.
Unable to plant corn that will survive in floodable areas, there will be Japanese millet or moist-soil plants in the areas that will be flooded in early winter. The refuge is only open for hunting during the early wood duck/teal/goose season in September (Closes Nov 15).
Cordell Hull WMA is predominantly sharecropped and most of that is planted in soybeans. Most duck hunters hunt the main river channel on grass flats or creek drainages
Has not been planted yet.
2023 site condition updates will be posted as they become available.