MDWFP Offering Dove Hunting Opportunity in Kemper County

MDWFP Offering Dove Hunting Opportunity in Kemper County
Jackson ­ As part of its Private Lands Dove Field Program, the Mississippi
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) has prepared a dove
field in Kemper County and is offering a limited number of hunting permits
for purchase. The 92-acre browntop millet field is located east of Scooba.
³Dove hunting is very popular; however, the MDWFP has recognized that having
access to properly prepared, family friendly dove fields can be difficult
for people to find,² states Scott Baker, MDWFP Dove Field Program Leader.
Baker says, ³The MDWFP has partnered with a local farmer to make this field
available for hunters. Our goal is to have a safe field that offers good
hunting for the entire family to enjoy. The Kemper County field has been in
our program since 2005 and as many as 700 doves have been harvested on an
opening weekend.²

Hunting is by permit only for persons 16 years of age and older. Hunters
who purchase permits will be granted access to the field on Monday,
Wednesday, and Saturday afternoons during the first two dove seasons
(September 2 ­ 22 and October 12 ­ November 4). Up to two youth hunters 15
years of age or younger can hunt with each permitted adult hunter 21 years
of age or older at no additional cost. Permits are $100 each, and they are
limited. Permit fees are used to pay for field preparation. To purchase a
permit or for more information on the Kemper County dove field, including an
aerial photo of the field and complete hunting regulations, please visit or contact Scott Baker at
(601) 432-2229.

For more information regarding wildlife or hunting in Mississippi, visit our
website at
or call us at (601) 432-2199.
Follow us on Facebook at
or on Twitter at .