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Moss Island WMA

Site Directions: From Halls, TN take TN Highway 88 west about 14 miles to the intersection of TN Highway 181 (Great River Road). At this intersection, go north on TN Highway 181 about 3 miles.

Turn right on the first gravel road (at a 4 way intersection) on your right (there is no sign).

Follow this road into the management area.

Lat: 35.9585°N Long: -89.6103°W

Hours: Daylight hours

Seasonality: year round

Fees: none

Site Description: The 3,400 acres of Moss Island WMA contain a great variety of habitats from mature forests to agricultural lands and reforestation.  Some open bodies of water and wetland areas are also present.

Access is by a primary all weather gravel road and various secondary roads.  Roads are well maintained.

Access may be limited by the level of the Mississippi and Obion Rivers, which can flood over the roads. Do not attempt to drive through flood waters.

Wildlife to Watch: The variety of habitats present insures that a wide variety of birds will be seen on the area. Over 187 species of birds have been recorded at Moss Island WMA.

Deer and turkey are common.  Loggerhead shrikes can be seen year round. Short-eared owls may be seen in winter at dusk in the fields on the south side of the WMA just off the Great River Road.

In August 2009, 2 Roseate Spoonbills occurred on the WMA. 

Moss Island WMA has a high density of woodpeckers, including Hairy and Pileated Woodpeckers. Red-headed Woodpeckers are less common, but found year round in some locations.

NOTE:  Some areas are used for recreational purposes.  Please use these links before visiting the location.

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