MS Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks

Youth Dove Hunting Opportunities at Black Prairie and Mahannah WMAs

Friday, 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.

Youth Group

For more information regarding dove hunting on WMAs, visit our website at or call us at 601-432-2199. Follow us on Facebook at or on Twitter at

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