Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Friday, January 17, 2014
Youth Turkey Hunting Applications Available for Canemount WMA
JACKSON - Canemount Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is located near Port Gibson in Claiborne County. Canemount WMA includes approximately 3,500 acres of hardwood forests and turkeys are abundant. Hunters looking for a truly special youth turkey hunting opportunity with a good chance of seeing and harvesting game should look no further than Canemount WMA.
Youth turkey hunting opportunities at Canemount WMA will be available through a draw hunt system open only to Mississippi residents 15 years of age or younger. The youth turkey hunt will be March 8-9. Youth hunters will be selected and randomly assigned to one of 6 designated hunt units on the WMA. There will only be 1 youth hunter allowed in each hunt unit. During the youth hunt, the bag limit will be 1 legal turkey per hunt. Each youth hunter must be in the presence and under the direct supervision of a licensed or exempt hunter at least twenty-one (21) years of age when hunting. The licensed hunter supervising a child must hold a valid Mississippi hunting license and a WMA User Permit.
Hunters may apply for hunts at www.mdwfp.com/draws from January 17 - February 14. Individuals randomly selected to hunt will be required to purchase an additional permit. All hunters who are randomly selected to hunt are required to pay a $200 permit fee, and full payment must be made by February 26. Hunters that do not complete full payment by February 26 will forfeit their permit and a second drawing will be held. Hunting permits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
For more information about Canemount WMA, visit www.mdwfp.com/canemount.
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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