Presidents Island WMA

Site Directions: From I-55, take Exit 11 west, and follow signs onto President’s Island.

Lat-Long: 35.118048,-90.074844. This is where Jack Carley Causeway crosses onto the island.

Hours: daylight hours

Seasonality: year-round

Fees: none 

Shelby County • 6,300 acres
Areas Manager: Chris Park (731) 738-0233

Hunters must check in at the hunter check station before hunting and check out at the completion of each day’s hunt. The permit will be held while hunters hunt.

Access is allowed only to TWRA authorized personnel and permit holders, or as otherwise specified by rule or proclamation.

Access permitted from Farm Road only. No access is permitted from the Mississippi River, McKellar Lake, or from the Causeway.

Youth permit holders must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult.

Deer (Archery) - One hunt: Oct 21 - 23. Hunter quota 30. Bag limit one antlered deer, which must have nine (9) antler points or a minimum outside beam spread of twenty (20) inches. Scouting date Oct. 20 for the Oct. 21 - 23 permit holders only.

Deer (Archery) - One hunt: Dec. 2 - 4. Hunter quota 30. Bag limit one antlered deer, which must have nine (9) antlered points or a minimum outside beam spread of twenty (20) inches. Scouting date: Dec. 1 for the Dec. 2 - 4 permit holders only.

Site Description: The loop road around through the industrial complex is where many of the local specialties are found.  In the details directions below, you will find specifics on where Western Kingbirds, Scissor-tailed FlycatchersPainted Buntings, and (if you are really lucky) White-winged Doves are found.

Presidents Island WMA is closed and gated to public access, but the gravel road that leads you out onto the WMA hasn't been gates since the May 2011 flood. Some local specialties are also found here.

Wildlife to Watch: Typical woodland and early successional species can be found, but the local specialties that are found here include Western KingbirdsScissor-tailed FlycatchersPainted Buntings, and (if you are really lucky) White-winged Doves.

All but the Scissor-tailed Flycatchers are typically only found in Shelby Co., TN, and specifically this part of Memphis. 

Contact Information

Region 1 Office:  731-423-5725
Phone: Toll-Free:  800-372-3928
E-mail the office
Area Manager:  Chris Park (731) 738-0233

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