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.

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.  The office is located in Thompson Hall, Room 107 at 775 Stone Boulevard on the MSU campus in Starkville, MS, and may also be reached by calling 662-325-5548.  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-CFR/FWRC office.  Office hours are 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The MSU-CFR/FWRC Office is closed during University holidays.  Please check the University calendar at and make plans in advance to obtain this permit. This permit may also be purchased online at .



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