Dove Hunting Opportunity Offered in Kemper, Pearl River, and Webster CountiesWednesday, August 10, 2016
Through its Private Land Dove Field Program, the Mississippi
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) has partnered
with private landowners to provide dove fields in Kemper, Pearl
River, and Webster counties, and is offering a limited number of
hunting permits for purchase on each field. The fields have been
managed in a variety of crop types and management strategies.
"Dove hunting is very popular. However, the MDWFP recognizes
that access to local dove fields can be difficult for people to
find," said Houston Havens, MDWFP Waterfowl Program Coordinator.
Havens said, "Our goal is to have safe fields that offer hunting
opportunity for the entire family to enjoy. These fields have been
in our program for multiple years and interest from dove hunters
has been high."
Hunting is by permit only for persons 16 years of age and older.
Hunters who purchase permits will be granted access to the field on
Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday afternoons during the first two
dove seasons. Up to two youth 15 years of age or younger can attend
with each permitted adult hunter 21 years of age or older at no
A limited number of permits are available for purchase; permit
fees are used to pay for field use and preparation. To purchase a
permit or for more information on the Private Land Dove Field
Program, including aerial photos of the fields and complete hunting
regulations, please visit www.mdwfp.com/dove.
General Field Information:
- Kemper County Field: 57 acres with strips of browntop millet
and goatweed, $115 per permit
- Pearl River County Field: 45 acres with browntop millet and
corn, $100 per permit
- Webster County Field: 45 acres with browntop millet, $100 per
For more information regarding wildlife or hunting in
Mississippi, visit our website atwww.mdwfp.com/wildlife-hunting or
call us at (601) 432-2199. Follow us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/mdwfp or
on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.