Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Kemper County Dove Field Ready for Opening Day
Jackson - MDWFP still has some permits left for its Kemper
County dove field. The field has been in the MDWFP's Private
Lands Dove Field Program since 2005, longer than any other field.
The 90-acre field, located just east of Scooba, was planted to
browntop millet and corn, and naturally-occurring foods like crab
grass and broad-leaf signal grass are also found on the field.
The millet and other grasses will be managed to provide a
clean place for the doves to land and feed.
Permit cost is $105 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 youths with them at no
additional cost with each hunter being allowed to take a limit of
doves each day. Dove Field Coordinator, Scott Baker, states,
"The Kemper County dove field has consistently had the best opening
weekend harvest each year of any of our dove fields dating back to
2005. With 23 days of hunting opportunity, this is a great
opportunity for a hunter or a family of hunters to hunt a dove
field managed by the MDWFP."
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