Wildlife & Hunting

William C. (Billy) Deviney WMA


From Indianola, go north on Sunflower Ave., approximately 2.2 miles and turn right onto Steiner Rd. Go north approximately 9 miles and turn left onto Hughes Ertle Rd. Go 2 miles and the headquarters will be on your right. If you have any questions regarding William C. (Billy) Deviney WMA call (662) 335-2422.


William C. (Billy) Deviney Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is located 10 miles north of Indianola and is managed as a waterfowl hunting area.

The permit station with cards is located at the headquarters.
Additional Resource

Important Information

  • Area is mostly harvested rice fields with strips of standing rice in certain areas of each unit.  
  • Cover is limited almost exclusively to the outer banks of each impoundment. 
  • ATV/UTVs are recommended but some hunt units can be accessed by foot.
  • Some type of small layout boat, layout blind with tub, etc. to allow hunter to reduce silhouette, is highly recommended.
  • Camouflage - Tan or brown camouflage (e.g. Fast Grass) in moist soil units is recommended.
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