Press Release

Thursday, August 27, 2015

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

MDWFP Offering Dove Hunting Opportunity in Kemper County

JACKSON -As part of its Private Lands Dove Field Program, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) has prepared a dove field in Kemper County and is offering a limited number of hunting permits for purchase.  The 57-acre browntop millet and goat weed field is located east of Scooba.  "Dove hunting is very popular; however, the MDWFP has recognized that having access to local dove fields can be difficult for people to find," says Houston Havens, MDWFP Waterfowl Program Leader.  Havens says, "The MDWFP has partnered with a local landowner to make this field available for hunters.  Our goal is to have a safe field that offers hunting opportunity for the entire family to enjoy.  The Kemper County field has been in our program since 2005 and has a history of attracting a large number of doves." 


Hunting is by permit only for persons 16 years of age and older.  Hunters who purchase permits will be granted access to the field on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday afternoons during the first two dove seasons (September 4 - October 7 and October 10 - October 31).  The first opportunity for hunting MDWFP Private Land Dove Field Program fields will be Saturday, September 5 at noon.  Up to two youth, 15 years of age or younger, can attend with each permitted adult hunter 21 years of age or older at no additional cost.  A limited number of permits are still available at $115 each.  Permit fees are used to pay for field preparation.  To purchase a permit or for more information on the Kemper County dove field, including an aerial photo of the field and complete hunting regulations, please visit


For more information regarding wildlife or hunting in Mississippi, visit our website at or call us at (601) 432-2199. 

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