The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway provides a wide range of excellent hunting opportunities. With more than 180,000 acres of lands and shallow water lying in Alabama and Mississippi, the Tennessee-Tombigbee provides a diverse range of high quality habitats for indigenous and migratory wildlife species.
The Tennessee-Tombigbee’s Wildlife Mitigation staff, along with our state partners, is committed to providing maximum sustainable populations of game and nongame species. To ensure sustained wildlife populations over time, we have implemented permitting procedures to manage hunting activities and collect vital management data on Tennessee-Tombigbee project lands.
More than 126,000 acres of wildlife mitigation land are managed by the state wildlife agencies of Alabama and Mississippi as Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs). As such, these lands are subject to special restrictions and seasons. The Alabama WMAs are Demopolis, Lowndes County, and Mobile-Tensaw Delta. The Mississippi WMAs are Divide Section, Canal Section, Nanih Waiya, Okatibbee, Twin Oaks, Mahannah, and Ward Bayou. The remaining wildlife mitigation lands, totaling approximately 46,000 acres along the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, are managed by the Corps of Engineers. For information regarding locations of these lands, download our Hunting Maps.
Large yachts frequent the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway and Tombigbee River, particularly during hunting seasons. Most captains of these vessels are aware that they are responsible for the large wakes that their boats generate. But if they don’t see your boat on the shoreline, you may be in danger of being swamped.
Please make sure your boat is visible to other boats and be cautious about where you beach it and how you secure it.
Annual Hunting Permits will now be available at Corps of Engineers offices and specific campground locations. You can also download the permit application on the right hand side of this page. In order to be valid, hunting permits must be signed, dated, and displayed on the dash of the vehicle so that the name and date are visible from outside the vehicle. The bottom portion of the permit (area below the dotted line) containing hunter information must be carried on the hunter's person while hunting. Failure to comply with hunting permit regulations may result in citations or forfeitures.