Break, LLC, was formed in July 2000 by a group of 15 charter
members who shared a common vision of family-oriented outdoors
recreation in Mississippi's South Delta. Convenient to the
Greater Jackson Metropolitan area, Willow Break is only a quick
1.25 hours away and provides wildlife-dependent recreation
opportunities for the entire year. In addition to hunting for
deer, ducks, wild hogs, doves, and rabbits, there exists a
myriad of outdoor recreational opportunities.
Situated on the east bank of the Yazoo River, Willow Break
encompasses over 3,600 acres that are strategically situated among
more than 350,000 nearly-contiguous acres of mature
and restored bottomland hardwood
forests. Neighboring properties consist primarily of
like-minded private landowners and clubs, but the geographic
area encompasses Delta National Forest, Panther Tract and
Hillside National Wildlife Refuges, Sunflower, Mahanna, Twin
Oaks and Lake George Wildlife Management Areas.
When the property was acquired in 2000, it was merely a diamond
in the rough; a giant weedpatch across which one could see nothing
for miles but herbaceous weeds. In places, a few seedling hardwoods
were beginning to emerge. The membership has spent
considerable resources, not the least of which are time, bringing
the property into its utmost potential for wildlife and club
members alike. Wildlife highlights include a pair of American
bald eagles that have nested and reared fledglings within clear
view of the lodge for each of the past 11 years, and a Louisiana
Black Bear (at one time the largest male bear ever captured in
Mississippi) that was captured in a hog trap and fitted
with a GPS-collar, has since remained on or within a couple miles
of Willow Break.
About 1.5 hours west of Jackson, Mississippi, 20 minutes north of
Vicksburg off Highway 3 in Warren County.
3,660 +/- acres total
2,900 +/- acres enrolled in Wetland Reserve Program (WRP)
350 +/- acres mature bottomland hardwood
PROPERTY & AMENITIES:
Property includes 31 waterfowl impoundments, 21 of which are
behind water control structures. Available water for waterfowl
hunting totals about 500 acres managed water. More than 1,250 acres
flooded when Collins Creek, which bisects the property, gets out of
bank. West boundary comprised of 3 miles Yazoo River frontage.
Twenty (20) acre fishing lake constructed in 2002.
• 3,500 sq. ft. lodge with huge stome fireplace, cypress
ceilings, professional kitchen, large entertaining and dining
• Personally-owned, condominium-style family units 1000+ sq. ft.
built to member specifications. Currently, the family units
comprise more than 20,000 sq. ft.
• All-weather access to lodge and family units.
• 20-acre custom built fishing lake stocked with bass, bream and
catfish. (Levee project commenced in October 2011 to repair and
fortify existing levee, to be stocked in Spring 2012).
• Large fishing pier.
• Bunk house sleeps 16; has kitchen area and double
• Custom-built, covered concrete dog kennels.
• Large covered storage shed with 2,500 sq. ft. enclosed
storage building attached.
• Custom-built 2,500 sq. ft. storage building for member ATVs and
• Heated skinning rack (capable of processing 3 at one time), and
stainless steel counter and sink complete with hot water,
commercial-utility ice machine and 750+ sq. ft. walk in
• Outdoor cooking pavilion with grills, fryer.
• Concrete wash rack for ATVs and vehicles.
• 15+ miles of improved or maintained roads and trails including
3+ miles graveled levee, exclusive use and behind locked
• 40+ winter wildlife food plots totaling about 100 acres and
annually planted to Pennington Rackmaster Seed mix (5,000 pounds
• 30+ deer stands and custom shooting houses, more added
• 20+ duck blinds, including 1,000 sq. ft. blind with double
shooting decks, and steel pit blinds with double dog
• 3 water wells; portable and stationary diesel power units.
Along with relift pumping and collapsible piping, effective
irrigation of wildlife crops is ensured.
• 20+ water control structures for waterfowl habitat
• 90 wood duck nest boxes annually managed by Delta Wildlife; 30
• Scheduled construction
projects include family storage units.
• Habitat managed by certified wildlife biologists, and in
cooperation with MDWFP, USFWS, NRCS, Delta Wildlife, Ducks
Unlimited and Mississippi State Univerity Department of
• Annual waterfowl plantings include
milo, browntop, Japanese, and Chiwapa millets.
• Remaining wetland areas intensively managed for production of
waterfowl-beneficial moist-soil plant production. Wetland and
waterfowl habitat management activities funded, in part, through
Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative.
• Quality deer management to produce 4.5 year-old bucks
- minimum 18-inch inside spread or 22-inch mainbeam or 135
inches gross B&C buck harvest. Antlerless deer harvest 110
pounds minimum to protect yearling bucks, which average about 100
pounds first winter.
• Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP).
• Winter, summer, and year-round wildlife food plantings. Quality
management of native browse.
• Annual hunt plan to minimize wildlife disturbance and
ensure quality hunting.
• Conservation partnerships with state, federal and private
wildlife groups including NRCS, USFWS, Delta Wildlife, MFC, MDWFP
• Annual dove field prepared.
For information about Willow Break LLC, or to ask questions about
shares seen advertised for sale, contact charter member Ramsey
Russell at 601-214-9737.