As one of the largest and oldest state-owned public hunting areas in the state, the Little River Canyon Wildlife Management Area has historically served as a hunting mecca in Alabama. The Little River Canyon–Hancock/The Nature Conservancy addition of 1,506 acres in Cherokee County also provides many bird-watching and wildlife spotting opportunities, with bountiful fauna living within a mix of pine and hardwood forest habitats.

Hunters must possess a valid hunting license, a WMA license and a free map/permit. Permits and other WMA information may be downloaded from the Wildlife Management Areas webpage.

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From Fort Payne, take AL-35 South in Ft. Payne and travel approximately 8.4 miles to Cherokee Co. Rd. 861. Turn right on Co. Rd. 861 and go approximately 1.2 miles to the tract and park along the road.