Outdoor Briefs August 10, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

State dove field permits now available online
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks is now offering permits for dove hunting on several private leased fields during the first two dove seasons. The fields have been planted to a variety of crops including sunflowers, millet, and corn.
A permit allows a hunter to hunt three days per week, Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, during these first two dove seasons.
Each permit also allows up to two youths to hunt with an adult hunter at no additional cost. Only a limited number of permits are available on each field to ensure safety and hunt quality.
To learn more, or to buy a permit, visit www.mdwfp.com.

Liberal seasons available for waterfowl hunters
States in the Mississippi Flyway will again have the opportunity for liberal waterfowl frameworks during the 2012-13 hunting season.
In cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Mississippi Flyway Council approved the liberal alternative for duck seasons during its July meeting.
This means Mississippi waterfowl hunters will again have the opportunity to hunt 60 days with a 6-duck daily bag limit.
High carry over from last year’s breeding season resulted in strong waterfowl breeding populations again this year. The MDWFP Waterfowl Program will present its season and bag limit recommendations to the Mississippi Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks at its Aug. 15 meeting in Jackson.
For more information regarding hunting seasons in Mississippi, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com/wildlife-hunting or call 601-432-2199.

Source: www.mdwfp.com