The deadline to apply for turkey hunts on several Wildlife Management Areas operated by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks is Feb. 15.
Participating WMAs are 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.
Special youth-only hunts are on Canemount, Charles Ray Nix, Sardis Waterfowl and Sunflower WMAs and Natchez State Park.
Mississippi’s spring turkey season is March 15-May 1, with the special youth-only season March 8-14.
Only on-line applications are accepted. Visit www.mdwfp.com/draws to begin the process. Applicants must have a hunting license and WMA permit, a youth-exempt license or a lifetime license. WMA user permits are available at www.mdwfp.com or may be purchased anywhere hunting licenses are sold.