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

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Youth Waterfowl Hunting Weekend: February 2 – February 3

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) would like to remind everyone that all Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) with waterfowl hunting opportunity will be open for the youth waterfowl hunting weekend on February 2- 3, 2013.  Adult hunters are encouraged to take a youth (under the age of 16) and introduce them to the rich heritage of waterfowl hunting.  

"It's extremely important to MDWFP that Mississippi hunters take the time to pass along the hunting tradition and to demonstrate to younger generations the enjoyment spent in the outdoors." said Houston Havens, MDWFP Waterfowl Program Biologist.  

Waterfowl regulations, including bag limits, for the youth hunting weekend will be the same as during the regular waterfowl season; however, youth hunters are exempt from purchasing a hunting license, WMA user permit, and duck stamps.  Non-toxic shot and shotguns holding no more than three shells must still be used.  Youth hunters must be accompanied by a licensed adult, and adults are not allowed to carry weapons or harvest birds during the hunts.

For more information regarding waterfowl in Mississippi, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com/waterfowl or call us at 601-432-2199. 

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