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

Monday, September 24, 2012

Waterfowl Impoundment Improvements Completed at Canal Section WMA

JACKSON - Two levee breeches within the waterfowl impoundments at Canal Section WMA were repaired in July.  These breeches, which were discovered by managers this past March appeared to have been caused by a combination of tree root growth and burrowing animals.  Additional improvements included tree removal along additional sections of exterior and interior levees and replacement of two water-control structures.  These infrastructure improvements will ensure the continued management of wintering waterfowl habitat and improve hunting opportunities within the impoundments.

During waterfowl season, impoundments at Canal Section WMA where waterfowl hunting is allowed are open on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.  Shooting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise until 12:00 p.m.  The remainder of Canal Section WMA may be hunted each day from 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset.     

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