Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Late Season Birding Opportunities at Trim Cane WMA
JACKSON - The waterfowl hunting season may be over, but great
birding opportunities are still available on Trim Cane Wildlife
Management Area (WMA). Trim Cane WMA is located approximately
three miles north of Starkville off Hwy 389 and has approximately
300 acres of wetland habitat for birders to explore.
As biologists slowly drain waterfowl impoundments, shallow water
areas concentrate invertebrates that waterfowl and other water
birds prefer during the late winter and spring. Many
migratory birds and shore birds will forage in these impoundments
for the next couple of months. If you are an avid birder or
just getting started, Trim Cane WMA hosts a diverse number of bird
species to enjoy, ranging from wood stork and white ibis to
blue-winged teal. So come out and get your boots muddy and
put your birding skills to the test.
In addition to Trim Cane WMA, excellent birding opportunities
are available across the state's WMAs and would make a great stop
for any birder or outdoor enthusiast. All WMA visitors,
except those exempt from purchasing an annual hunting or fishing
license, must possess 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 card 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 our website at www.mdwfp.com/wma or call us at
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