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

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Alcorn County Dove Field Ready for Opening Day
Jackson - MDWFP still has a limited number of permits available for the Alcorn County dove field.  The field, which has been in the MDWFP's Private Lands Dove Field Program for several years, is located near Corinth and has a good history of holding doves.  The 17-acre field was planted to browntop millet with strips of sunflowers.  The millet will be managed to coincide with attracting doves for opening weekend, and the sunflowers will continue to attract doves for the remainder of the first two dove seasons.
Permit cost is $100 and allows hunting for the first two dove seasons.  To maintain hunt quality, hunting is limited to afternoons only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Each permitted adult hunter can bring up to two youth with them at no additional cost with each hunter being allowed to harvest a limit of doves each day.  MDWFP Biologist, Scott Baker, states, "The Alcorn County dove field is a relatively small dove field, but provides a great place for hunters who want to stay away from large crowds.  It has provided good hunting in the past and should be successful again this year.  With 23 days of hunting opportunity, this is a great opportunity for a hunter or a family of hunters to hunt on a dove field managed by the MDWFP."

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