The Mississippi Wildlife Management Area (WMA) system is expansive and diverse. It includes 54 areas encompassing over 665,000 acres. That is over 1,000 square miles! WMAs occur across the eight major physiographic regions of the state. They reach all the way from the upper edge of the coastal marshes in Jackson County to the lower reaches of the Appalachians in Tishomingo County. They range from the rolling hardwood hills of southwestern Mississippi to the deep, rich soils of the Delta. Some WMAs are owned by the MDWFP. Many are managed under memoranda of understanding with the U.S. Forest Service or private corporations. Others are operated through long-term license agreements with the Corps of Engineers.