|Aug 2016 -Fish
Point Wildlife Area (Hunting Conditions) 2016 Copied from Facebook
Corn currently is tasseled and 7ft to 8ft tall corn. The northern
end of zone 3 had to be replanted twice, so corn heights are only
3ft to 4ft. By waterfowl season corn should reach 6ft to 7ft tall.
Small Grains - These zones also have buckwheat and millet planted
in strips on either side of the corn strips. This will provide beneficial
food for various duck species throughout the waterfowl season.
Corn strips in zones 10 to 13 are currently 7ft to 8ft tall and
should provide ample food for migrating waterfowl. Zone 9 was devastated
by Sandhill Crane, despite being planted twice. Currently corn is
sparse, but Sorghum/Sudan grass was planted to try and provide additional
cover. With adequate rain and heat this should reach heights of
5ft to 6ft. Small Grains The hunting zones have barley, buckwheat,
and millet planted around them which will provide ideal hunting
conditions for this season.
The corn in these zones were planted on June 10 due to wet field
conditions. Corn heights vary from 3ft to 5.5ft and should produce
food and cover for the upcoming waterfowl season. Corn heights,
by mid-September, should easily reach 6-7ft tall, with the proper
weather conditions.Small Grains These zones have buckwheat, barley,
millet and moist soil plants strips around each zone.
The corn in zones 24-32 varies in height from 3ft to 7ft. These
zones should reach heights of 7ft to 8ft and provide an ideal high
energy food source for waterfowl throughout the season. Zone 20-23
was devastated by Sandhill Cranes and Whitetail Deer, even after
planting some zones 3 times. Sorghum/Sudan grass was planted to
try and provide cover and this may reach heights of 5ft to 6ft with
proper growing conditions. Blinds will be placed in these zones
to provide additional cover. Small Grains Buckwheat, barley, millet,
and wild duck foods where planted/manipulated around all these hunting
zones and will provide a great food source for waterfowl throughout
the hunting season.
Corn in the 40’s was not hit by wildlife damage and seems
to be growing to plan, currently zones 45-48 at 4ft to 7ft tall.
Zone 49 has the shortest corn in the 40’s, corn height vary
from 3ft to 4ft. With optimal growing conditional the corn should
reach 6-7ft tall. These fields should provide excellent cover and
food for hunting by mid-September. Small Grains Buckwheat, millet
and barley strips were planted next to all the zones in the 40’s.
These small grains should produce ideal food for waterfowl.
The corn cover in the 50’s should be some of the best on the
area. Currently corn in zone 50-56 is 7.5ft tall and is tasseled.
These areas will produce idea cover and food for waterfowl hunting.
Small Grains Buckwheat and barley are planted around 5 of the 7
corn strips in the 50’s. The buckwheat and millet should produce
a good early season food source for the waterfowl.
The corn in 58 thru 63 is 7ft to 8ft tall and was nearly untouched
by the deer or sand hill cranes. These zones should provide ideal
cover for hunting throughout the waterfowl season. Small Grains
Buckwheat or millet strips were planted next to all the zones in
the 58-63. Seed being produced by all small grains will provide
ideal food for waterfowl.
The corn strips were dry enough by mid-May to be planted; therefore,
corn strips in these zones are 7ft to 8ft tall. Zone 66 had 2 areas
were the corn had to be replanted, corn in these areas are 4ft to
5ft tall. These zones will have plenty of cover and food throughout
the waterfowl season. Small Grains Buckwheat, barley, millet, and
wild duck foods were planted/manipulated next to the corn strips
in zones 64-69. The buckwheat should produce a good early season
food source for the waterfowl.
Hunting zones in this area have the best corn. The corn is all 8-9ft
tall and has been tasseled out for the past week. There will be
two 16 rows strips of corn that will extent the length of the field
so that hunter can have plenty of area to hunt, cover to hide in
and an ample amount of food.. Small Grains There are no small grains
planted in these hunting zones but the soybean that were planted
will be harvested and winter wheat will be planted right after the
soybeans are harvested.