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

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Dove Fields Being Prepared at Black Prairie WMA
Spring turkey season is now a memory, so that means it is time for the MDWFP to begin preparing dove fields at Black Prairie WMA.   While it may seem like a long time until early fall and the beginning of dove season, now is the time to begin planting sunflowers to prepare for the opening day of dove season.  The opening day of dove season is a special tradition in Mississippi, and MDWFP seeks to provide a unique hunting opportunity for youth at Black Prairie.  The opening day at Black Prairie is open only to youth hunters 15 years of age and younger. Youth must be accompanied by a licensed adult when hunting and all hunters must possess a WMA User Permit unless they are exempt from purchasing an annual hunting or fishing license. 
Mark your calendars for this year's Black Prairie WMA youth dove hunt which will be held on September 1, 2012.  The hunt will begin at 2:00 pm and last until sunset.  After the September 1st youth hunt, adults will be allowed to hunt on designated fields from 2:00 pm until sunset on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. 

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