WMA Spotlight: Old River WMA
12/13/2021 4:24:32 PM
The Wildlife Management Area purchased in 1981 and includes approximately 23 miles of Pearl River frontage. It contains a diverse mix of habitats, including pine-hardwood forests, bottomland hardwoods, and cypress-lined oxbow lakes. Numerous lakes, sloughs, and flooded bottomland hardwood wetlands provide foraging and roosting habitat for migrating waterfowl.
Old River provides a diversity of habitat for many game and non-game wildlife species. Game species occurring on the WMA include white-tailed deer, turkey, woodcock, squirrel, rabbit and waterfowl. The area is also home to a healthy population of alligators that provides hunting opportunities for those drawn during the public waters season.
To read the full excerpt about Old River WMA from the Mississippi Outdoor Magazine, click the image below.