Duck hunterThe Mississippi Flyway is composed of the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin; and the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan, Ontario and Manitoba.

The Mississippi Flyway Council contains representatives (usually agency administrators) from the states and provincial agencies that have management responsibility for migratory bird resources in the Flyway.

Technical committees serve and advise the Council. The groups meet twice annually to share information regarding ongoing research about migratory game birds.

The Council, in concert with the Technical Committees, determines actions required for sound migratory game bird management and makes recommendations to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.