Alabama Wildlife Management Areas Index

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Alabama Wildlife Management Areas

Alabama Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) are tracts of land which have been established for the conservation and management of natural resources such as wildlife and aquatic life within the State of Alabama. The Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is responsible for the management of these lands and their associated uses. The land is not typically state-owned, but is private land which is leased for public use. The landholders are typically large timber, oil and gas, coal, or infrastructure (railroads, utilities, etc.) companies. Public uses of the WMAs vary from area to area, but typically includes hunting, fishing, trapping, hiking, and camping. As of the 2007-2008 season over 768,000 acres (3,110 km2) of land was under management as part of Alabama WMAs from the north Alabama mountains down to Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico coast. 

Source: Wikipedia contributors, “Alabama Wildlife Management Areas,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia

Autauga County Community Hunting Area 

Barbour County Wildlife Management Area

Black Warrior Wildlife Management Area

Blue Spring Wildlife Management Area

Frank W & Rob M Boykin Wildlife Management Area

Cahaba River Wildlife Management Area

Choccolocco Wildlife Management Area

Coosa Wildlife Management Area

Covington Wildlife Management Area

Demopolis Wildlife Management Area

Freedom Hills Wildlife Management Area

Hollins Wildlife Management Area

Jackson County Waterfowl Management Areas and Refuge

Kinterbish Wildlife Management Area

Lauderdale Wildlife Management Area

Little River Wildlife Management Area

Lowndes Wildlife Management Area

James D Martin-Skyline Wildlife Management Area

Mobile-Tensaw Delta-W L Holland Wildlife Management Area

Mud Creek Wildlife Management Area

Mud Creek Wildlife Management Area (Site #42, Northeast Loop) has numerous impoundments that are likely to turn up a great variety of species. Access roads leading into the area also make Mud Creek easy to bird. Check the ponds in fall and winter for dabbling ducks such as Mallards, Gadwalls, American Wigeons, and Green-winged Teals. Blue-winged Teals are more likely to be found during migration periods, while American Coots and Common Moorhens can be seen at any time. The area is also a favorite for wading birds with Great Blue and Green herons being especially numerous. Mud Creek was the hatching site from which Bald Eagles were first reintroduced to Alabama’s Tennessee River Valley. Many of the eagles now seen throughout the area are the descendents of the original birds released at Mud Creek.

GPS: N 34.7768, W 85.8593

Fee: Free

Amenities: Parking

Contact Info:
ADCNR: Area Biologist
4101 Ala. Hwy 21 N.
Jacksonville, AL 36265
(256) 435-5422

Mulberry Fork Wildlife Management Area

Sam R Murphy Wildlife Management Area

Oakmulgee Wildlife Management Area

Perdido River Wildlife Management Area

Riverton Community Hunting Area

Gaillard Island Bird Habitat

Scotch Wildlife Management Area

Seven Mile Island Wildlife Management Area

St. Clair Community Hunting Area

Swan Creek

Mallard Fox Creek Wildlife Management Area

Upper Delta Wildlife Management Area

Wolf Creek Wildlife Management Area

 

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