Thorny Cypress WMA
Lat-Long: 36.057287, -89.572159, Parking/pull off on Yarbro Rd, just north of Hwy 104
Lat-Long: 36.097626, -89.559368, access road north through the WMA.
Lat-Long: 36.091748, -89.54053, oxbow lake and old fields
Hours: daylight hours
Seasonality: year round, but note hunting seasons
Site Description: The WMA consists of you hardwood reforestation, which is currently more grassland-like (2013). Several shallow water ponds are managed for waterfowl. This is a WMA and waterfowl hunting is allowed, please check on dates and times.
An oxbox lake is found on the east side of the WMA on the unit north of I-155. Mature hardwood forest and edges are present in many areas.
Wildlife to Watch: Large numbers of waterfowl may be present in winter, including Mallard, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, and American Wigeon.
Short-eared Owls may be present at dawn and dusk in the grassy areas and ditches.