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2014 Turkey Draw Hunts

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Turkey Hunts:

  • There are 14 available 3-day hunts. (Friday - Sunday or Monday - Wednesday)
    • March 14 - April 30
  • Hunters will be selected through a random computer drawing.
  • 1 hunter will be selected for each 3-day hunt.
  • Thursdays will be Scouting days. No hunting allowed.
  • Limited draw hunt system open to Mississippi residents ages 16 years of age or older.
  • Applicants MUST have a valid MS Resident Hunting Licence to apply for hunts.
  • Legal weapons for turkey hunting include archery equipment and shotguns with #2 shot or smaller.
  • Hunters apply as individuals. 
  • Each drawn hunter will be able to bring 1 hunting guest (2 persons per hunting party). 
  • Youth hunters may be brought as the hunting guest.
  • Only hunters who are drawn must purchase an additional $300 permit for a 3-day hunt.
  • Hunting permits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Applications will be accepted from January 17 - February 14
  • Hunters must provide a valid e-mail address when applying and will be notified by e-mail if drawn

       Bag Limits:

  • 1 adult gobbler per hunting party.

 

Youth Turkey Hunts:

  • 6 youth hunters will be selected for the 2-day hunt March 8 - 9.
  • Hunters will be selected through a random computer drawing.
  • Drawn hunters will be randomly assigned to one Hunt Unit.
  • Limited draw hunt system open to Mississippi residents fifteen (15) years of age or younger.
  • Each youth hunter must be in the presence and under the direct supervision of a licensed or exempt hunter at least twenty-one (21) years of age when hunting. 
  • A licensed hunter supervising a child must hold a valid Mississippi license and a WMA User Permit.
  • Hunters who are drawn must purchase an additional $200 permit for the 2-day hunt.
  • Hunting permits are non-refundabale and non-transferable.
  • Applications will be accepted from January 17 - February 14
  • Hunters must provide a valid e-mail address when applying and will be notified by e-mail if drawn

       Bag Limits:

  • 1 gobbler per youth hunter.

 

Timeline for Turkey Hunt Applications:

  • Applications will be available beginning at 8:00 am Friday, January 18 - February 15 at midnight.
  • $5 application fee for all applications.
  • Drawing will take place February 18.
  • Permits go on sale at 8:00 am February 19 at mdwfp.com.  Permits will be $300 for the 3-day turkey hunts and $200 for the 2-day youth hunts.
  • Drawn hunters must make payment by Tuesday, February 26 at 8:00am.
  • If full payment is not made by February 26 at 8:00am, hunters will forfeit their permit.
  • A second drawing will be held on February 26 to fill unpurchased permits. 
  • Hunters selected during the second drawing will be notified by email.
  • Hunters selected during the second drawing must make payment by Tuesday, March 5 at 8:00am.
  • Any permit not purchased by March 5 will be forfeited.  No permits will be sold after March 5.
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