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

Friday, August 22, 2014

MDWFP Offering Dove Hunting Opportunity in Prentiss 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 Prentiss County and is offering a limited number of hunting permits for purchase.  The 20-acre field has been planted in browntop millet, corn, sunflowers and last year's winter wheat crop is still standing.  The crops were planted in alternating strips across the field and portions of each crop will be manipulated to attract doves for opening day and beyond.  "Dove hunting is very popular; however, the MDWFP has recognized that having access to properly prepared, family friendly dove fields can be difficult for people to find," says Scott Baker, MDWFP Dove Field Program Leader.  Baker says, "The MDWFP has partnered with a local farmer to make this field available for hunters.  Our goal is to have a safe field that offers good hunting for the entire family to enjoy."  


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 1 - 21 and October 4 - November 9).  Up to two youth hunters 15 years of age or younger can hunt with each permitted adult hunter 21 years of age or older at no additional cost.  A limited number of permits are available at $100 each.  Permit fees are used to pay for field preparation.  To purchase a permit or for more information on the Prentiss County dove field, including an aerial photo of the field and complete hunting regulations, please visit www.mdwfp.com/dove or contact Scott Baker at (601) 432-2229.


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

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