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Rising River Level Causes Mississippi to Close Pascagoula River WMA to Hunting 


Submitted by:  Backcountry Press Outdoor News 
Posted on: 12/31/18

  • Deep Slough and Graham Lake Roads in Jackson County will be closed when the river gauge at Graham Ferry reads 12.0ft or higher.

Roads will be re-opened when conditions are suitable for motorist safety and vehicle use that will minimize road damage. Click Here for river stages or by calling 228-769-6508. The earliest daily reading will determine WMA closure for the entire day.

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News # 12165
Continued heavy rainfall and projected Pascagoula River levels in Mississippi have resulted in extensive flooding of Pascagoula River Wildlife Management Area (WMA).  Effective December 29, 2018, Pascagoula River (WMA) will be closed to public access except for waterfowl hunting to river gauge levels. All deer and small game hunting is closed based on these parameters:

  • George County portion of the WMA when the Pascagoula River gauge at Merrill reads 18.0ft or higher
  • Jackson County portion of the WMA when the Pascagoula River gauge at Graham Ferry reads 15.0ft or higher.

Rising River Level Causes Mississippi to Close Pascagoula River WMA to Hunting