Applications are now available for draw rabbit hunts with dogs at Nanih Waiya and Trim Cane Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs). To participate in these hunts, applicants must apply online at before October 15. Applicants must have a valid Mississippi hunting license before applying for a WMA draw hunt.  After purchasing or renewing a hunting license, applicants must wait 24 hours before applying.

On Nanih Waiya WMA, each permitted hunter may bring up to two guests for each hunt.  On Trim Cane WMA, each permitted hunter may bring up to four guests for each hunt.  The hunts will occur on Wednesdays and Saturdays during November and February on Trim Cane WMA and during December through February on Nanih Waiya WMA.  Nanih Waiya WMA also offers standby rabbit hunting opportunities.  If permitted hunters fail to check in at the WMA headquarters by 8 a.m., their position will be forfeited and will be open to standby hunters.  The draw for available standby positions will be conducted at 8 a.m. on rabbit hunting days.  The daily bag limit per hunting party is eight rabbits on both of these WMAs.

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