Youth Dove Hunting Opportunities at Black Prairie and Mahannah WMAsFriday, July 29, 2016
JACKSON - Dove hunting is an excellent opportunity to introduce
youth to hunting and shooting sports. The social atmosphere of dove
hunting also introduces youth to the experience of the hunting camp
tradition and creates special memories with family and friends. The
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks is
providing unique hunting opportunities for youth on our Wildlife
Management Areas (WMAs). This year there will be two youth dove
hunts held on Black Prairie and Mahannah WMAs.
The Black Prairie youth dove hunt will be held on September 5,
2016, and the Mahannah youth dove hunt will be held on September
10, 2016. These hunts are open to all youth hunters 15 years of age
and younger. A parent or guardian over 21 years of age must
accompany each youth hunter during the entire hunt. Youth hunters
must check in the day of the hunt at 11 a.m. The hunt will begin at
2 p.m. and conclude at sunset. Special events during the day
of the hunt will include skeet shooting, safety discussions by
MDWFP Conservation Officers, and a provided lunch.
Online registration for these two hunts will begin August 1. The
Black Prairie hunt will be limited to 50 youth, and the Mahannah
hunt will be limited to 100 youth.
For more information regarding dove hunting on WMAs, visit our
website at www.mdwfp.com/dove or call us
at 601-432-2199. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mdwfp or
on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.