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Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Phone: 601-432-2400

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Access Improvements made on Pascagoula River WMA

JACKSON - Many improvements were made last fall on Pascagoula River Wildlife Management Area (WMA), including the reopening of Big Slough Road for motor vehicle use and the addition of four new deer data collection stations. Big Slough Road underwent major renovations, greatly improving user access. Users can now drive to the still hunting zone, as well as to the boat ramp on Lices Lake. On the north portion of the WMA, deer data collection stations were added next to permit stations on Cochran Dead River and East Wilkerson Ferry roads. Two deer data collection stations were also added on the south portion of the WMA at Deep Slough and Graham Lake roads. The addition of these deer data collection stations will decrease the distance hunters must travel to check-in harvested deer. All deer harvested on the WMA must be checked in.


It is now high water season, and Pascagoula River WMA visitors should be aware that WMA roads will be temporarily closed should flooding occur. Visitors are encouraged to review the Pascagoula River WMA regulations for more information about road closures due to high water. All visitors to Pascagoula River WMA, except those exempt from purchasing an annual hunting or fishing license, must purchase and carry an annual statewide WMA User Permit. WMA User Permits may be purchased wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold. Additionally, visitors must complete a Daily Visitor Use Permit before entering the WMA. These permit cards are available at permit stations located at major entrances to the WMA.


For more information regarding wildlife management areas in Mississippi, visit us online at www.mdwfp.com/wma or call us at (601) 432-2199. 

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