Floods affect some Mississippi WMAs

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Screen Shot 2016-04-14 at 4.08.34 PMSouth Delta Wildlife Management Areas Closed Due to Flooding

JACKSON, MS – Heavy rainfall during the month of March and April has resulted in extraordinary high water levels and backwater flooding in the Mississippi south Delta. On April 12, 2016, the Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) signed an Executive Order closing turkey season, including any permit-only turkey hunts, on Lake George, Sunflower, and Twin Oaks Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) for the remainder of the season. If you are planning a trip in that area, check to see if your area is affected before you go.

The MDWFP is increasing its law enforcement presence in the affected areas to promote public safety for residents affected by the rising waters and to enforce wildlife laws.  For more information regarding wildlife management areas in Mississippi, visit our website at or call (601)432-2199.