Wildlife & Hunting

Mahannah WMA Dove Field

Acreage: 80

Crop Type: Sudangrass and millet 

Special Regulations:

  • No hunting is allowed prior to September 8.
  • September 8: Youth only, from 2 p.m. - sunset. No dove hunting shall be allowed prior to the special youth dove hunt. Pre-registered youth dove hunters must sign at the WMA Headquarters on Sept. 8 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • September 9 - October 7:
    • Open to the public thirty minutes prior to sunrise until sunset.
    • Dove hunting is allowed on any small game hunting day during the legal dove season after Oct. 1. (See area regulations) 

The dove field is planted in Sudangrass and millet with bare strips throughout the field.  The hunt is open to youths 15 years of age and younger.  You must pre-register beginning August 1 to hunt during the youth hunt. A parent or guardian over 21 years old must accompany each youth hunter during the entire hunt.  Hunters and their parent should be at Mahannah between 10:30 am and 11:00 am.  Planned events prior to the hunt include skeet shooting, Hunter Ed laser shooting, safety discussion with MDWFP Conservation Officers, and lunch will be provided.  The hunt will begin at 2:00 pm and conclude at sunset.

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