Donald G Glynn
is an exclusive organization dedicated to conservation, hunting and fishing in the heart of Louisiana's Sportsman's Paradise. Located on a beautiful historic site on the banks of the Mississippi River, we have over 2,132 acres dedicated to the passion for deer hunting, the love of the great outdoors and the most popular big-game animal in North America. We understand the desire that outdoorsmen (and women) have to pass this legacy on to their children, grandchildren, and future generations and we have provided the ideal facility to accomplish exactly that.
While whitetail deer hunting is a primary focus, Wildwood Plantation is rich with game of all kinds, both large and small. It is not unusual to see wild turkey in large numbers as well as squirrels in the trees, rabbits on the ground and a wide variety of ducks in the wetlands. Needless-to-say, proximity to the Mississippi River affords ample opportunity for fishing. For the brave-hearted, there can also be found some of the largest alligators in Louisiana.
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Wildwood Plantation was established in 1841; however, its more notable entries into the rich history of Louisiana began with its acquisition by Major Martin Glynn, in 1866. An Irish immigrant, Martin Glynn was born in Erin, Galway, Ireland in 1829 and arrived in New Orleans broke as a joke with his two brothers in 1847. With little in personal assets, Glynn began work at Leeds Foundry in New Orleans and soon applied a good business sense to enter the wholesale grocery business. This venture ultimately led to the formation of the Seward and Glynn firm and when Martin subsequently bought out his partner, his financial future was firmly established. His land holdings began to grow and subsequently included the ownership of Glynnwood, Arbroth, Nina, Keelson, Refuge, Grand Bay and, of course, Wildwood plantations. While "planting the land" was his initial venture, Glynn became actively involved in the sugar and cotton industries, operated a general mercantile store and, at Kelson Plantation, maintained one of the largest and most well reputed syrup factories in the state.
Major Glynn was an active and popular public and community servant, becoming notable for never missing meetings. His life can be appropriately summed up by this excerpt from the Pointe Coupee Banner, published on the occasion of his 90th birthday in November, 1919; "A loyal Democrat and having the courage of his convictions, while be scrupulously honest and just in all things, Major Glynn has often served the parish and the state in many positions of trust and honor... Thus, after many years of sunshine, made more radiant by the few raindrops that fall on human life just as on the flower, to make it the purer and stronger and better, we find this noble man surrounded by his children and grandchildren enjoying his birthday party and the Banner voices the sentiments of hundreds of friends who wish him many happy returns of this day." (See Historic Article
Today, Wildwood Plantation is proudly owned and operated by Major Glynn's great, great grandson.
No discussion of Wildwood Plantation would be complete without mentioning the Civil War. About the same time New Orleans fell to the Union army, Major Glynn raised a company of Confederate troops; Company H, Irish Regiment of the Louisiana Militia. While this force never got to draw Union blood, Major Glynn, nevertheless, contributed significantly to efforts by providing administrative and medical refuge during the Battle for Port Hudson by having the Union command utilize his house for a hospital and jail. Port Hudson was a strategic Confederate emplacement on the Mississippi River, directly across from Wildwood Plantation. While the Union "River Campaign," as it has come to be known, had, as its primary focus, the Confederate fort at Vicksburg, Port Hudson remained a thorn in President Lincoln's personally directed battle plan for a period after the Union victory further North. Accordingly, General Grant's report to Lincoln on the victory at Vicksburg was almost an afterthought. It took several days for the message to reach the Capitol, during which time the only remaining Confederate bastion on the Mississippi River, Port Hudson, fell into Union hands. It was only after taking Port Hudson that Grant sent Lincoln a more urgent message advising of Federal control of the entire Mississippi River. Upon the receipt of that communication, Lincoln sighed "Thank God, the Father of waters again goes on decks to the sea".
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River Levels by the Nation Weather Service
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3. Look in the fifth column from the left to find "BTRL1" (Baton Rouge)
4. Scroll down to the date you wish to view and cross-reference to "BTRL1"
All of our few members enjoy Wildwood Plantation and the recreational outdoor experiences it provides to their family and friends. Our organization is equally proud of its members and their constant commitment to integrity and christian out-reach to help others.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
maintains statistics for deer harvested in the state. An annual report is published and our data for the 2003-2004 Season is included below.
Tony Vidrine is the biologist who accumulates and publishes the information for our District. We should be proud of the qualitative comments he added to the end our our report.
Please be patient Harvest Stats are currently being gathered to update site.
All well-run organizations have rules and regulations that embody several basic principals:
With the above in mind, we are pleased to publish the Rules & Regulations for Wildwood Plantation:
- They are easy to understand.
- They impose no hardships on the membership.
- Observance insurers benefits that accrue to both members and their guests.
- 2 quality bucks per member
- Bucks must meet the following criteria any 3 out of 4 combinations:
- 8pts. Or better, 4.5” bases or better, 16” inside spread or better, 21” main beams or better. This classifies a 3.5 year-old buck at W.W.
- The fine for an undersized buck is $500 and counts against 1 buck on the membership.
- If you blood a quality buck and don’t find it, it still counts against a buck of the member for the season. “honor system” to "give extra effort"
- Does need to be shot, no fine against members for shooting a “button buck” accidents happen, unless it’s an obvious spike, $250 FINE.
- 1 doe must be shot before you shoot a buck. Unless a buck scores 140 or greater, the buck will be scored, and if it less than 140, the member must shoot 2 more does before a second buck is taken” no exceptions!” La. Law states you may shoot a doe a day on DMAP. Hammer the does!
- Membership includes all hunting, deer, duck, turkey, squirrel, and fishing.
- No adolescent may be on the property unaccompanied by an adult.
- During hunting season the rifle range can only be used by hours of 10 am to 1 pm strict
- Until an adolescent is 15 years old they are not allowed to hunt by themselves.
- All Louisiana laws, licensing, will be followed in strict accordance, Along with DMAP rules & regulations. Tagging jaw bones, keeping records current status with a member.
- Safety: Tag on the appropriate stand location. Hunt that stand only, remove the tag from the board when you depart property.
- 400 square inch vest should be worn at all times when operating on the property. You may remove it if you’re in an elevated stand. It must be worn when hunting on the ground.
- Verify targets all ways, never shoot at a moving target with low light situations.
- All adolescents must have satisfied a Louisiana hunter safety course.
- No hunting off of or shooting on the limestone road.
- Gates are to stay closed at all times, let the electric gate completely open before attempting to cycle it closed.
- No trash is to be left on the property, trash in, trash out.
- Keep clean at all times the skinning shed, empty gut at the appropriate location immediately after cleaning of deer.
- If the skin shed refrigerator is low on bottled water, cokes, etc, please help to keep it stocked. Thanks.
- W.W.P. is my home, treat it as yours.
- All stand placements, work, individual work must be completed by October 1st. unless W.L.&F. change the start date of opening day. Mandatory 2 work days before season starts, the adolescent may satisfy work days.
- Parking areas, after the start of bow season, no vehicles past the curve before the briar patch, or the second culvert on the pipeline. This includes feeding a spot for an individual.
- Please choose a stand that favors wind direction, and other members.
- Be courteous & respectful to all people at W.W.P.
- Any member may hunt any stand at any time of the day, all stands are club stands.
- Guests: No guests when the river reaches 25ft. No guests on south-side. Guest shoots a buck, it counts against members allowance. $ 250 fine guests shooting a button buck. Guests must sit in the stand with a member on the south side to be on the south side. Guest “adult” may be accompanied by an adolescent to hunt the same stand. Guests are limited by the availability of stands. Guests will be fined $ 1,000 for shooting an undersized buck. Members are responsible for all actions of guests. If a guest breaks any rules or laws it’s the member's duty to satisfy all claims, until then the member is not allowed to hunt.
- Make sure horse gate is closed off to the rifle range. Open gate when finished.
- After target range reps ray targets white for next person
- Don't clean mud off bikes in limestone. Use bike clean rack.
- Please turn off all unused electrical lighting etc when leaving Cabin
- Please take the garbage out yourselves a discard
- Keep Cabin as clean as possible
Thank you, Glynn