MS: Youth Waterfowl Hunting Weekend: February 4th- February 5th

JACKSON- Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and
Parks (MDWFP) would like to remind everyone of the youth waterfowl
hunting weekend on February 4th – 5th, 2012. Adult hunters are
encouraged to participate by taking a youth (under the age of 16)
on what could possibly be their first hunting trip. “It’s extremely
important to our agency for hunters to take the time to pass along
the enjoyment that can be found in the outdoors.” said Houston
Havens, MDWFP Migratory Game Bird Program Biologist.

Wildlife Management Areas with waterfowl hunting opportunity
will be open to youth hunting during this time. These areas present
a great opportunity for youth to be introduced to wetland habitat
and the sport of waterfowl hunting. Waterfowl regulations,
including bag limits, for the youth hunting weekend will be the
same as during the regular waterfowl season; however, youth hunters
are exempt from purchasing a hunting license, WMA user permit, and
duck stamps. Non-toxic shot and shotguns holding no more than three
shells must still be used. Youth hunters must be accompanied by a
licensed adult, and adults are not allowed to carry weapons or
harvest birds during the hunts.


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