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

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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 (601) 432-2199. 


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