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Tallahatchie National Wildlife Refuge
The Tallahatchie National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1990 and consists of 4,083 acres in Grenada and Tallahatchie Counties. The old oxbows and low-lying fields along Tippo Bayou flood each winter and hold large concentrations of waterfowl.
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Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Description: One of seven refuges in the Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Established in 1978, Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 38,697 acres. Included in those acres is one of the largest blocks (21,000 acres) of bottomland forest in the lower Mississippi River alluvial floodplain.

Wildlife to Watch: In addition to providing resting and feeding areas for over 100,000 wintering waterfowl annually, the refuge also provides habitat for 200 species of neotropical migratory songbirds. Resident species making their home among the woodlands, sloughs, and reforested areas include the American alligator, whitetail deer, swamp rabbit, wild turkey, squirrel, and various small fur-bearers.

Special Tips: Neotropical songbirds migrate through the refuge seasonally, and waterfowl are most abundant during the winter months. Everyone's favorite, the American alligator, can be seen basking on logs and banks during warm spring days.

Ownership: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 
Size: 38,697 acres 
Closest Town: Yazoo City

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Alligator - photo by USFWS
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Driving Directions:
From Yazoo City, take MS Highway 149W across the Yazoo River bridge, then take the first paved road to the left (River Road). Travel approximately 7 miles to a gravel road where the refuge Headquarters sign is located. Turn right on the gravel road and travel a half mile to the refuge office.

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Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge : Wildlife Viewing Area