Applications taken for management areas


Beginning Aug. 1, MDWFP will accept draw permit applications for deer, rabbit, and early season teal hunts on Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs).

Applications for rabbit hunts will be accepted through Oct. 15. Applications for early season teal hunts will be accepted through Aug. 15. Applications for deer hunts will be accepted through Aug. 31.

 Applicants must apply online at  and have a valid Mississippi hunting license before applying for a WMA draw hunt.

The following summary of WMA draw hunts for the recent 2020-2021 hunting season, has been compiled using actual numbers of applicants and actual hunting opportunities available for the current (2020-2021) hunting season.

These numbers are representative of draw hunt participation for this season, only. Future WMA draw hunt activity will be dependent on actual number of applicants and the total number of available draw hunt opportunities which are determined on a year-to-year basis by Wildlife Bureau biologists based upon numerous factors including but not limited to the geography and topography of a given WMA, available food sources or mast crop production, available water, available cover, observed herd density, and other carrying capacity factors which impact habitat and wildlife management decisions.

For more information regarding WMAs in Mississippi, visit

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