Mississippi Turkey Hunting Applications Available for Canemount WMA


Canemount Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is located near Port Gibson in Claiborne County. Canemount WMA includes approximately 3,500 acres of hardwood forests and turkeys are abundant. Turkey hunters looking for a truly special hunting opportunity with a good chance of seeing and harvesting a gobbler should look no further than Canemount WMA.

During the 2013 hunting season, turkey hunting opportunities will be available through a draw hunt system open only to Mississippi residents 16 years of age or older. There will be 14, 3-day hunts available from March 15 – May 1. Only one hunter will be selected for each 3-day hunt. Each drawn hunter may bring 1 hunting guest (2 persons per hunting party). During each 3-day hunt, the bag limit will be 1 adult gobbler.

Hunters may apply for hunts at www.mdwfp.com/draws from January 18 – February 15 and there will be a $5 fee to apply. Individuals randomly selected to hunt will be required to purchase an additional permit. All hunters who are drawn are required to pay a $300 permit fee, and full payment must be made by February 26. Hunters that do not complete full payment by February 26 will forfeit their permit and a second drawing will be held. Hunting permits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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