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North Mississippi National Wildlife Refuge Complex

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Through an innovative agreement between the MDWFP and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MDWFP is offering the annual user permit for the North Mississippi National Wildlife Refuges. This agreement is the result of an effort by both Agencies to make it more convenient for hunters and other users to get all permits and licenses in one place. The privilege, an annual user permit for the North Mississippi National Wildlife Refuges (privilege code 606), costs $15 and is available online and wherever licenses are sold.

North Mississippi Refuges Complex (Coldwater, Dahomey and Tallahatchie National Wildlife Refuges) is open from sunrise to sunset. During hunting season, hunters may enter the refuge two hours before sunrise and must exit the refuge no later than two hours after sunset.

Hunting and Fishing on the North Mississippi Refuges Complex requires a $15 Refuge permit.

All hunters and anglers should read and follow the current Hunting and Fishing Regulations. Hunters are required to fill out/display on the dashboard of the vehicle a Harvest Data Card. Harvest Data Cards are available at all refuge kiosks. The current NMRC 2018-2019 hunt brochure can be found online at http://www.gov/southeast/pubs/NMissHunt.pdf

All visitors must wear at least 500 square inches of visible fluorescent orange above the waistline during all hunting seasons. See the Hunting and Fishing Regulations for exceptions.

The following activities are prohibited. Please check the Hunting and Fishing brochure for a complete list:

  • Use or possession of alcoholic beverages
  • Use or possession of All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) or Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTVs)
  • Fires, camping, littering
  • Collecting, removing, or damaging any animal or plant, except for those authorized in the Hunting and Fishing Regulations
  • All commercial activities including guiding hunts or participating in guided hunts on the Refuge.

The current NMRC 2018-2019 hunt brochure can be found online at:
www.fws.gov/southeast/pubs/NMissHunt.pdf or www.mdwfp.com