The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks will accept applications through Feb. 15 for Wildlife Management Area permitted turkey hunts. 

All applicants must apply at and have a valid WMA User Permit to apply. WMA User Permits are available for purchase at or may be purchased anywhere hunting licenses are sold.

Participating WMAs include Bienville, Black Prairie, Canal Section/John Bell Williams, Caney Creek, Canemount, Caston Creek, Copiah County, Leaf River, Malmaison, Sandy Creek, Sunflower, Tallahala, Twin Oaks, Upper Sardis, Ward Bayou and Yockanookany. 

Youth-permitted hunts will take place on Canemount, Charles Ray Nix, Natchez State Park, Sardis Waterfowl and Sunflower.

Mississippi’s 2018 spring turkey season opens for youth, ages 15 and under, on March 8, and for all hunters on March 15.