Public land dove hunting in 2020

Special youth dove hunts will be held at several WMAs this season: Black Prairie WMA, Hell Creek WMA, Leroy Percy WMA and Muscadine Farms WMA. For youth hunt registration and other specific regulations check out www.mdwfp.com and go to the Dove Hunting tab under Wildlife and Hunting.

Black Prairie: Black Prairie has a 50-acre field and will hold a Youth Hunt on Labor Day, Sept. 7. The hunt is open to youth 15 years of age and younger. Hunters must apply online at www.mdwfp.com. Participants will be selected by a random, online drawing. A parent or guardian over 21 years of age must accompany each youth during the entire hunt. Hunters should be at Black Prairie to check in by 11 a.m.

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks plants and manages plenty of dove fields.

“The past few years, we’ve had a great dove shoot,” said biologist Chad Masley.

Hell Creek WMA: A Youth Hunt will be held on a designated field on Sept. 5 from 2 p.m. to sunset.

Leroy Percy WMA: Leroy Percy has a 30-acre field and will have a Youth Hunt on Sept. 5. Hunting hours are 2 p.m. until sunset. Guardians accompanying youth may hunt. One guardian is allowed per youth and is defined as a person over 21 years of age with a valid hunting license. The youth hunter and the guardian must hunt together in one of the 25 designated hunting locations.

Muscadine Farms WMA: A Youth Hunt is scheduled on a designated field on Sept. 7 from 2 p.m. to sunset. Youth hunters must apply online and register at the WMA headquarters on Sept. 7 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Participants will be selected by a random, online drawing.

Trim Cane: Trim Cane has a 35-acre dove field; hunts are held on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons.

Okatibbee WMA: Okatibbee has 20 acres of sunflowers, as well as milo and millet, and is open every day of the season.

Charles Ray Nix has a 30-acre dove field planted in winter wheat and milo along with some browntop millet and natural vegetation that provides excellent food sources and dove hunting.

Other WMA’s hosting dove hunts are Tuscumbia, Divide Section, William C (Billy) Devine and Yockanookany.

Check out the hunting regions below:

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Michael O. Giles
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Mike Giles of Meridian has been hunting and fishing Mississippi since 1965. He is an award-winning wildlife photographer, writer, seminar speaker and guide.

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