Manager: Tim Harden
Howard Miller WMA is located in Issaquena County near Rolling Fork. From Rolling Fork go 5.2 miles west on Hwy 14. Turn left opposite the intersection with Hwy 1. Follow paved road 4.5 miles, then turn left on Grant Road. Follow Grant Road 3.2 miles to WMA Headquarters. If you have any questions regarding Howard Miller WMA call (601) 661-0294.
Important Information if you are Hunting
Howard Miller WMA
- Area is farmed in rice and soybeans with approximately 400
acres of moist soil
spread out over the area.
- Soybeans and rice have been harvested.
- There are strips of corn that are standing in the soybean
fields and some of the rice in each field has been harvested with a
stripper header on the combines. This leaves the rice plants
standing about 2 to 3 feet tall. Moist soil fields have had
Sorghum Sudan planted in strips. This is ALL the cover that there
is in the hunt units.
- ATV/UTVs recommended/almost a must have!
- Some type of small layout boat, layout blind with tub, etc. to
allow hunter to reduce silhouette, is recommended.
- Camouflage - In moist-soil, it needs a lot of tan/brown in it
(e.g. fast grass).
- DO NOT plan on pulling a trailer behind ATV/UTV to hunt
Howard Miller WMA is a 2,400 acre tract located in Issaquena
County approximately 13 miles from Rolling Fork. It is a former
rice and soybean farm that was acquired by the Mississippi
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) in 2007. There
are 48 fields separated by levees and ditches. These fields are
grouped into 24 hunt units approximately 80 acres in size each.
There are 420 acres of permanent wildlife sanctuary.
Howard Miller WMA is managed as a quality waterfowl hunting
area. Approximately 480 acres are managed for moist-soil vegetation
with beneficial native plants. Plant species that are
selected for include smartweed, sprangletop, wild millets, and
various sedges. All of these native species produce large
numbers of seeds that are relished by waterfowl in winter. The
remaining area is planted in soybeans, corn, and rice.
Waterfowl hunting is by draw hunt only with a combination of
pre-season draws and stand-by opportunities. Hunts are conducted on
Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Random drawings are
conducted at 5:00 the morning of each hunt day. Pre-season draws
guarantee a hunter he will hunt on the day of his draw, but he must
still draw for a hunt unit the morning of his reservation.