Wildlife & Hunting

Tuscumbia


Manager: Jimmy Drewery


Directions

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.
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Description

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 ac.). 

 

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 consulted.

 

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.

 

 

 

 



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