Madison County Soil Conservation District 

Serving to Conserve Madison County's Soil & Related Natural Resources Since 1941


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Like much of Tennessee Madison County is blessed with several species of wildlife. Animals include squirrel, rabbit, quail, dove, crow, armadillo, beaver, coyote, groundhog, pigeon, skunk, bobcat, fox, mink, muskrat, otter, raccoon, opossum, deer, turkey, and duck. Our rivers have fish but because of channelization and excessive silt loads many are undesirable for sport or food fishing. Fish expected to be found in Madison County streams include Buffalo, Drum, Carp, and Gar. Madison County is home of Lake Graham, a 500 acre TWRA fishing lake. It is stocked with Largemouth Bass, Blue and Channel Catfish, Crappie, Bluegill, and Redear Sunfish.  There are hundreds of small ponds scattered throughout the county typically 1/4th to 1 acre in size. Many are stocked for private fishing. USDA has several programs geared toward improving wildlife habitat including WHIP, CRP, and WRP.