WMA Hunting Opportunities
Dove hunting is an important tradition to hunters across the Southeast, and particularly in Mississippi. MDWFP is striving to provide a safe, high-quality dove hunting experience on WMAs across the state by planting crops like sunflowers and browntop millet.
Some dove fields on WMAs have special regulations to encourage youth participation. This year, take a friend and take a youth on their first dove hunt!
Private Land Dove Permits Still Available
The Private Land Dove Field Program is a popular program in which MDWFP biologists work with private landowners to prepare fields and manage public access on private lands. In 2012, these private fields will be located in Alcorn, Tate, Madison, Kemper, Jones, and Lincoln Counties. These fields were planted to a variety of crops favored by doves, including sunflowers, millet, and corn. Permits allow hunters to hunt three days per week (Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday) during the first two dove seasons.
These permits provide an excellent opportunity to introduce youth to hunting, as each permit allows up to two youth to hunt with an adult hunter at no additional cost.