Wildlife & Hunting

John W. Starr WMA

Manager: Martin Coker


John W. Starr WMA is located in Oktibbeha and Winston Counties near Starkville. From Starkville, take Hwy 25 south toward Louisville. Travel approximately 10 miles and turn left onto Dorman Lake Rd. Permit station is on the left. (there is no headquarters building on this area). If you have any questions regarding John W. Starr WMA call (662) 272-8303.

The permit station with cards is located at the Starr Forest Campground. 
Additional Resources

Additional Permit Requirement

The John W. Starr WMA requires an additional permit sold by Mississippi State University.  All hunters must obtain this hunting permit from the MSU College of Forest Resources/Forest & Wildlife Research Center by purchasing online at  The MSU Hunting and Trapping Permit Application may also be used to obtain a permit and may be mailed with payment to the address on the application.   If you have questions concerning this permit, you may contact the office by calling 662-325-2952.




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