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

Friday, August 03, 2012

Private Land Dove Field Permits Available August 6
Jackson - Hunting permits for Private Land Dove Fields will be available for purchase beginning at 8:00 a.m. on August 6, 2012.  The Private Land Dove Field Program is a popular program in which MDWFP biologists work with private landowners to prepare fields and manage public access on private lands.  In 2012, these private fields will be located in Alcorn, Tate, Madison, Kemper, Jones, and Lincoln Counties.  These fields were planted to a variety of crops favored by doves, including sunflowers, millet, and corn.  Permits allow hunters to hunt three days per week (Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday) during the first two dove seasons.  These permits provide an excellent opportunity to introduce youth to hunting, as each permit allows up to two youth to hunt with an adult hunter at no additional cost. 
 
To ensure safety and hunt quality, only a limited number of permits are available for each field. "It is the MDWFP's goal to provide a safe, quality hunt for Mississippi's dove hunters.  Since these hunts are administered by MDWFP, hunters can rest assured that fields have been prepared properly." states Scott Baker, Dove Field Program Leader. 
 
Specific information on each field including maps, size of the field, type of crop planted, number of available permits, and cost may be found at  www.mdwfp.com/wildlife-hunting/dove-program

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