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Blue River

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Blue River is 3,367 acres of Postoak and Blackjack timber and scattered openings. Located 8 miles northeast of Tishomingo. 

Driving Directions: 

South entrance – From Tishomingo: 4 miles east on State Hwy 78, 6½ miles north on Bullard Chapel Rd (N3590).

North entrance – From Tishomingo: 9 miles north on U.S. Hwy 377, 1 mile east on State Hwy 7.

Game Species of Interest: 

  • Quail: Bobwhite are present in fair numbers. 
  • Deer: Whitetail are present in fair numbers.
  • Turkey: Rio Grande wild turkeys are present in low numbers. 
  • Rabbit: Cottontail are found across the area. 
  • Furbearers: Coyote, bobcat and raccoon are available. 
  • Dove: Dove are present in fair numbers.           

Nongame Species of Interest

  • Bald Eagle: Eagles winter at Tishomingo NWR and can be sighted at Blue River on occasion. 

Description of Fish and Wildlife Management Practices:

Management efforts, such as controlled burns, focus on producing native wildlife foods such as ragweed and sunflower, although some small grains are planted. 

Camping and Facilities:

Designated areas only

Fishing Opportunities: 

Fishing opportunities abound at Blue River.  From November through March 1st, Blue River is a designated trout area, and is stocked with rainbows approximately every two weeks.  Summer stockings include channel catfish.

Maps:

Blue River PFHA MAP

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