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Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Phone: 601-432-2400

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Waterfowl Habitat Improvements Underway at Tuscumbia WMA
JACKSON - Waterfowl habitat improvements are underway at Tuscumbia Wildlife Management Area (WMA).  Tuscumbia WMA, located in Alcorn County west of Corinth, provides public hunting opportunities and habitat for a variety of wildlife.  Personnel at Tuscumbia WMA manage 7 waterfowl impoundments adjacent to the Tuscumbia River that provide habitat for wintering waterfowl and other wetland birds.  Ongoing improvements include renovating a drainage ditch and designated low-water crossings. These improvements will enhance water management capabilities and public access for managers and WMA users. 
Personnel are also removing undesirable woody vegetation to create openings within two impoundments.  This work, which began in 2010, has created approximately 15 acres of openings within the waterfowl impoundments.  These openings increase habitat diversity for waterfowl within the forested sections of Tuscumbia WMA and are managed to promote plants desirable to waterfowl.  These waterfowl habitat improvement projects at Tuscumbia WMA were funded by the proceeds from the sales of Mississippi waterfowl stamps.

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