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) is
comprised of approximately 2,600 acres of state-owned land located
in northern Alcorn County, approximately three miles west of
Corinth, MS. TWMA is split into two
separate blocks of land known as Unit 1 (1400 ac.) and Unit 2 (1200
Unit 1, the northern most block of land, is primarily
swamp bottomland with limited access by foot and boat. This
unit is best accessed by launching a boat into the Tuscumbia River
Channel from the boat ramp located on County Road 750 (Smith Bridge
Road). Only a small portion of Unit 1 on the northeast corner
is accessible to the public for land access. The remainder of
the area is surrounded by private property.
The primary species hunted on Unit 1 is waterfowl.
The majority of this area is inundated with water during the winter
months. The habitat type is scrub/shrub wetland with sparse
cypress, Tupelo gum, and willow as the dominant tree species.
Hazel alder and button bush comprise most of the low cover and
there are numerous species of aquatic plants that provide the bulk
of the food for waterfowl. Unit 1 remains a challenge for any
type of habitat manipulation due to the limited access and low,
swampy topography. This unit has, however, very good
waterfowl habitat and is heavily used by duck
hunters. Unit 1 also offer hunting seasons for
other game species.
Unit 2, the southern block, was mostly abandoned
agricultural fields before waterfowl impoundments were
created. Approximately 240 acres upland old fields and some
mature hardwoods are present in Unit 2. This
unit is easily accessible from road frontage along U.S. Hwy 72 and
Alcorn County road 750. Ten waterfowl impoundments ranging
from 19 to 83 acres, and totaling 258 acres, are intensively
managed to provide waterfowl habitat. This unit
is open to waterfowl hunting on a limited, draw-hunt basis (see
Area Regulations for details and application
process). Unit 2 also offers limited hunting
opportunity for other game species and area regulations should be
Given the variety of habitat types, TWMA has excellent
birding opportunities. Many species of wetland birds benefit
from the management practices implemented for waterfowl.
Besides waterfowl, marsh birds often sighted include great blue
heron, green heron, American bittern, rail, purple gallinule, ibis,
and egrets. Songbirds associated with wetland
and upland habitat may be viewed as well.