Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Mississippi's Oldest Dove Field Ready for Opening Day
Jackson - MDWFP still has some permits left for its Kemper County dove field. The field has been in the MDWFP's Private Lands Dove Field Program since 2005, longer than any other field. The 90-acre field, located just east of Scooba, was planted to browntop millet and corn, and naturally-occurring foods like crab grass and broad-leaf signal grass are also found on the field. The millet and other grasses will be managed to provide a clean place for the doves to land and feed.
Permit cost is $105 and allows hunting for the first two dove seasons. To maintain hunt quality, hunting is limited to afternoons only on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Each permitted adult hunter can bring up to two youths with them at no additional cost with each hunter being allowed to take a limit of doves each day. Dove Field Coordinator, Scott Baker, states, "The Kemper County dove field has consistently had the best opening weekend harvest each year of any of our dove fields dating back to 2005. With 23 days of hunting opportunity, this is a great opportunity for a hunter or a family of hunters to hunt a dove field managed by the MDWFP."
For more information regarding dove hunting in Mississippi, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com/wildlife-hunting
or call us at 601-432-2199. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mdwfp
or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive
Jackson, MS 39211