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

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Waterfowl Management at Trim Cane WMA

JACKSON - The primary management objective at Trim Cane Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is to provide quality habitat for waterfowl. To meet this objective, wildlife managers develop short and long-term management plans, which incorporate the latest management techniques. Though waterfowl season may seem like a long way off, wildlife managers have already begun spraying noxious weeds and planting supplemental crops within the seven waterfowl impoundments on the WMA. Improving the habitat quality within these impoundments ensures that quality food sources are available this coming winter. Nuisance species such as beaver and nutria can negatively affect water levels and natural drainage patterns within impoundments. Thus, managers also work hard to control these species throughout Trim Cane WMA. 

Improving waterfowl habitat also improves the quality of recreational opportunity that is offered on Trim Cane WMA. As on other high-priority waterfowl WMAs, waterfowl hunts are conducted through a permitted draw system. Each hunter is allowed to bring two guests, so take this opportunity to bring your children, friends, or introduce someone new to the outdoors.      

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