WMA Spotlight: Tallahala Wildlife Management Area
3/29/2022 4:24:32 PM
Tallahala Wildlife Management Area is a 27,400-acre property within Bienville National Forest. Located in Jasper, Scott, Smith, and Newton counties, the headquarters is on County Road 23, approximately 6 miles northwest of Montrose. Tallahala WMA is cooperatively managed by United States Forest Services (USFS) and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, along with Bienville and Caney Creek WMAs.
Between 2016 and 2019, the southern pine beetle actively killed approximately 16,000 acres of pines throughout Bienville National Forest, including 1,000 acres on Tallahala WMA. Tallahala WMA's habitat consists of open pine forests, bottomland hardwoods, and riparian stream corridors. Tallahala and Quartelia are two major creeks that flow through the WMA.
To read the full excerpt about Tallahala WMA from the Mississippi Outdoor Magazine, click here.