John W. Starr
Manager: Lamar Simmons
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.
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 Forest Operations office. The office is located
at 1594 Blackjack Road, Starkville, MS, and may also be reached by
calling 662-325-2191. The MSU
Hunting and Trapping Permit Application should be used to
obtain this permit. The application and payment may be mailed to
the address on the application or brought to the MSU Forest
Operations office. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday. The Forest Operations Office is closed
during University holidays. Please check the University calendar at
and make plans in advance to obtain this permit.