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Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Phone: 601-432-2400

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Howard Miller WMA Closed During Light Goose Conservation Order

JACKSON - The Light Goose Conservation Goose Order hunt will be closed on Howard Miller Wildlife Management Area (WMA) according to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP).  Howard Miller WMA regulations state that the area will be open during this special opportunity in accordance with Federal regulations However, due to pending farming practices that will improve waterfowl habitat, this area will be closed to hunting beginning February 6th.  

"It was our intention to allow the Light Goose Conservation Goose Order hunt on Howard Miller WMA," said Stephen Chandler, MDWFP Assistant WMA Biologist.  "However, we utilize a cooperative farmer to provide waterfowl habitat here, and manipulation of these agriculture crops in early February will create a situation that is not legal as per Federal waterfowl hunting regulations.  We are closing the WMA to prevent hunters from unknowingly violating the law." 


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