Manager: Jimmy Drewery
Tuscumbia is located in Alcorn County near Corinth. From Corinth, take Hwy 72 West. Turn north onto Alcorn Rd and go past the hospital. At the fork just north of the hospital, bear left. Turn right at concrete bridge onto County Road 750. The headquarters building is 2 miles on the left. If you have any questions regarding Tuscumbia call (662) 487-1946.
Tuscumbia Wildlife Management Area (TWMA) consists
of approximately 2,600 acres of state-owned land located three
miles west of Corinth, MS in Alcorn
County. TWMA is split into two
distinct blocks of land known as Unit 1 (1400 ac.) and Unit 2 (1200
Unit 1, the north block, is primarily permanent
wetland. Habitat types include
scrub/shrub, aquatic emergent, and forested wetlands. Hazel alder
and button bush comprise most of the shrub cover. Cypress, Tupelo
gum, and willow are the dominant tree species.
Aquatic emergent and moist-soil plants exist is various
quantities. The attributes provide habitat for
waterfowl which is the primary game species pursued on
TWMA. Unit 1 offers hunting seasons for other
game species as well.
Much of Unit 1 is surrounded by private
land. No public roads or access
trails run through it. Unit 1 is best accessed
by launching a boat into the Tuscumbia River channel from the ramp
located on County Road 750 (Smith Bridge Road). Walk-in
access is available from the northeast corner joining County Road
Unit 2, the south block, was mostly abandoned
agricultural fields before waterfowl impoundments were created in
1998. Ten waterfowl impoundments ranging from 19 to 83 acres,
and totaling 258 acres, are intensively managed to provide
waterfowl habitat. Approximately
240 acres of upland old fields and some upland hardwoods are also
present in Unit 2. The balance of Unit 2 is
swamp and bottomland hardwood
In an attempt to maintain a higher level of hunt
quality, waterfowl hunting is provided on a limited, draw-hunt
basis (see Area Regulations for details and application
process). Unit 2 offers limited
hunting opportunity for other game species as
well. Unit 2 is accessible from road frontage
along U.S. Hwy 72 and County Road 750.
TWMA provides excellent birding opportunities.
Many species of wetland birds benefit from the natural habitats and
active management practices. Besides waterfowl, a variety of
wading birds use the area.
Songbirds associated with wetland and upland habitat may be viewed