Duck Creek and Dark Cypress Swamp will be open for teal hunting. Please follow statewide regulations and hunters must fill out teal hunting cards prior to their hunt.
Teal hunting cards will be available for hunters to fill out prior to their hunt at these four sign-in box locations:
1. Area HQ
2. Large parking area on the north side of Unit A
3. McGee parking area (Mingo Bowhunters parking) west side of Unit B
4. 1st parking area at Dark Cypress Swamp
1. Pool 1 north of the refuge boundary signs
2. Unit A
3. Unit B
4. Dark Cypress Swamp
There are no assigned positions, nor are there limits to number of hunters. Basically, the area will be open on a first-come first-serve basis. Hunters will be allowed to self-regulate themselves as far as how far apart they hunt from one another. Each hunter must fill out a card and designate which one of the 4 units above they hunted in.
Water levels are still high in Pool 1. We captured water at Dark Cypress after the last flood event in August. We have added water in Unit B to hunting positions 54 and 55. In Unit A, we are planning to flood the distribution channel this week and will continue to keep most of the scours in the pools flooded throughout teal season. As the month progresses and as we are able to prepare units for this fall, we may add more water to positions later in the teal season.
Hope everyone has a safe and successful teal season! Please remember to identify your target before you shoot. The area has lots of young wood ducks and several shovelers will be showing up so please be careful. Have fun!