Mississippi Hunters Have New Opportunity at Indianola WMA

The first of three phases of restoration work on the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks' (MDWFP) newest wildlife management area (WMA) has been completed. Ducks Unlimited designed and installed infrastructure on more than 100 acres of wetland impoundments on Indianola WMA in Sunflower County. This project will allow the West Unit to be managed for waterfowl. MDWFP plans to open the area to provide new public hunting opportunities in the Mississippi Delta.

Restoration work on the more than 400-acre South Unit will begin soon, and should be completed in time for the 2014–2015 waterfowl season. The third and final phase of habitat restoration work on the North Unit was included in a recently submitted North American Wetlands Conservation Act proposal. If funded, DU plans to deliver this work and complete restoration activities on Mississippi's newest waterfowl hunting area by 2016.