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Cypress Pond State Natural Area

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Site Characteristics

  • Huntable acres: 1,047
  • Habitat: majority of the site was previously owned by a timber company, resulting is some remaining areas of large sycamore and poplar timber. Some younger tree plantings were cleared and transformed into native grass and forb fields which are maintained with prescribed fire. The areas that were not cleared for timber production remain in mature upland and bottomland forest, including a remnant cypress-tupelo swamp. Terrain is moderate in places
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Site Specific Regulations

  • All statewide hunting regulations apply at site unless noted hereafter.
  • Hunters required to sign-in/out each trip at kiosks at site parking lots
  • Use Hunt Planner to find hunting seasons open at this site
  • Hunters may leave stands unattended from September 15 – January 31. Stands must be legibly marked with owner’s name, address and telephone number
  • No ATV’s or bicycles are allowed
  • Species-specific rules:

Deer

  • Statewide regulations

Turkey

  • Statewide regulations

Waterfowl

  • Statewide regulations

Squirrels/Rabbits

  • Squirrels
    • Statewide regulations
  • Rabbits
    • Statewide regulations

Upland Birds

  • Statewide regulations
  • Crow hunting is not permitted

Furbearers

  • Hunting
    • Statewide regulations
    • Rimfire rifles .22 caliber and smaller may be used from sunset to sunrise
    • Furbearer hunting closed during Firearm Deer Season
      • Hunters with a valid, unfilled firearm deer permit for the hunt area may take coyotes during legal hours of the firearm deer season. Otherwise, the use of shotgun slugs to take furbearing mammals is prohibited on state sites
    • Coyote and striped skunk season coincides with the statewide fox season
  • Trapping
    • Site specific permit required. Contact site for more information

Amenities

  • None