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

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Youth Waterfowl Hunting Weekend: February 4th- February 5th

JACKSON- Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) would like to remind everyone of the youth waterfowl hunting weekend on February 4th - 5th, 2012.  Adult hunters are encouraged to participate by taking a youth (under the age of 16) on what could possibly be their first hunting trip.  "It's extremely important to our agency for hunters to take the time to pass along the enjoyment that can be found in the outdoors." said Houston Havens, MDWFP Migratory Game Bird Program Biologist.  

Wildlife Management Areas with waterfowl hunting opportunity will be open to youth hunting during this time.  These areas present a great opportunity for youth to be introduced to wetland habitat and the sport of waterfowl hunting.  Waterfowl regulations, including bag limits, for the youth hunting weekend will be the same as during the regular waterfowl season; however, youth hunters are exempt from purchasing a hunting license, WMA user permit, and duck stamps.  Non-toxic shot and shotguns holding no more than three shells must still be used.  Youth hunters must be accompanied by a licensed adult, and adults are not allowed to carry weapons or harvest birds during the hunts.


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