MS Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks

Dove Hunting Opportunity Offered in Kemper, Pearl River, and Webster Counties

Wednesday, 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 additional cost.

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

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 permit

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