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

Friday, January 17, 2014

Youth Turkey Hunting Applications Available for Canemount WMA

JACKSON - Canemount Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is located near Port Gibson in Claiborne County.  Canemount WMA includes approximately 3,500 acres of hardwood forests and turkeys are abundant.  Hunters looking for a truly special youth turkey hunting opportunity with a good chance of seeing and harvesting game should look no further than Canemount WMA.


Youth turkey hunting opportunities at Canemount WMA will be available through a draw hunt system open only to Mississippi residents 15 years of age or younger.  The youth turkey hunt will be March 8-9.  Youth hunters will be selected and randomly assigned to one of 6 designated hunt units on the WMA.  There will only be 1 youth hunter allowed in each hunt unit.  During the youth hunt, the bag limit will be 1 legal turkey per hunt.  Each youth hunter must be in the presence and under the direct supervision of a licensed or exempt hunter at least twenty-one (21) years of age when hunting.  The licensed hunter supervising a child must hold a valid Mississippi hunting license and a WMA User Permit.


Hunters may apply for hunts at www.mdwfp.com/draws from January 17 - February 14.  Individuals randomly selected to hunt will be required to purchase an additional permit.  All hunters who are randomly selected to hunt are required to pay a $200 permit fee, and full payment must be made by February 26.   Hunters that do not complete full payment by February 26 will forfeit their permit and a second drawing will be held.  Hunting permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. 


For more information about Canemount WMA, visit www.mdwfp.com/canemount.


For more information regarding Wildlife Management Areas in Mississippi, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com/wma or call us at 601-432-2199. 

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