Manager: Lee Harvey
Mahannah WMA is located in Issaquena and Warren Counties near Redwood. Approximately 18 miles north of Vicksburg on Hwy 61. Turn left (west) at WMA sign on Floweree Road. Go approx. 3 miles to WMA sign turn left (west) on Anderson-Tully Road. WMA headquarters approx. 2 miles ahead. If you have any questions regarding Mahannah WMA call (601) 661-0294.
Important Information if you are
Hunting Waterfowl on Mahannah WMA
- Area is moist soil habitat with some natural cover. There are
some hunt units in the timber on lakes.
- ATV/UTVs are recommended but some hunt units can be accessed by
- Some type of small layout boat, layout blind with tub, etc. to
allow hunter to reduce silhouette, is recommended.
- Camouflage - In moist soil needs a lot of tan/brown in it
e.g. fast grass.
Mahannah Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is located in Warren and
Issaquena counties, approximately 15 miles north of Vicksburg,
Mississippi. The WMA consists of approximately 12,695 acres of
bottomland hardwoods, agriculture fields, hardwood reforestation,
and waterfowl impoundments. Mahannah WMA is part of one of the most
ecologically intact and biologically diverse bottomland hardwood
ecosystems in the Mississippi Delta. The area is a unique balance
of flooding timber, cypress swamps, and controlled flooded
agricultural lands. This diverse land provides habitat for some of
the largest concentrations of wintering waterfowl in the
The area provides habitats for various species of wintering
waterfowls. Shallow areas are used by puddle ducks and the deeper
water is used by diving ducks. Mallards are the primary species;
however, northern shoveler, canvasback, blue-winged teal,
green-winged teal, gadwall, northern pintail, wood duck, American
widgeon and others are abundant.
Approximately 1200 acres of open farmland are managed for
waterfowl each year. These areas are either planted in crops,
millet, milo, corn, soybeans, etc. or maintained in moist soil
species and flooded in the fall by pumping. These areas were
enhanced with the development and construction of a levee system
which began during FY 2003 and was completed in FY 2005. This
allows personnel to manage the water earlier and more precisely by
closing water control structures and allowing rainfall to flood the
area behind the structures. Also, several hundred acres of timber
are managed to provide wintering waterfowl habitat.
Hunting deer and squirrels are also popular activities.
Regulations allow draw hunt deer hunting with archery, primitive
weapon, and modern gun. There are open archery and youth gun
seasons for bucks only in January that does not require hunters to
be drawn to hunt. Bucks are not eligible for harvest unless they
have at least an inside spread of 16 inches or one main beam of at
least 20 inches, or the hunter has a special buck tag that allows
the harvest of a buck with one unbranched antler. For hunters less
than 16 years of age,one of the 3 buck bag limit may be any