Hunting & Wildlife

The Great River Road cuts its way through some of the finest wildlife habitat in the U.S. The rich bottomland forests, bluff-top prairies, flooded timber and vast wetlands are home to a rich assortment of plants and animals.

huntingUpland birds, waterfowl and wild game, both large and small, can be found in all 10 Mississippi River States. Hunting has long been a tradition along the Mississippi River. Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois are top destinations for white-tailed deer. Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee offer a mix of upland game and waterfowl. Some of the finest duck hunting on earth can be found in Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana.

Public hunting opportunities include some state and federal forests and wildlife areas as well as some refuges. Find outstanding hunting all along the Great River Road.