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Pascagoula River WMA Offers More than Hunting and Fishing

Pascagoula River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) attracts outdoor enthusiasts from across Mississippi and surrounding states. The Pascagoula River, its tributaries, oxbow lakes, and over 35,000 acres of bottomland hardwood forests provide a wide variety of recreational opportunities for visitors to the WMA. In addition to hunting and fishing, visitors can enjoy canoeing, hiking, bird watching, or a family picnic on a sandbar.

All visitors to Pascagoula River WMA, except those exempt from purchasing an annual hunting or fishing license, must purchase and carry an annual statewide WMA User Permit. WMA user permits may be purchased wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold. Additionally, visitors must complete a daily visitor use permit card before entering the WMA. These permit cards are available at permit stations located at major entrances to the WMA.

WMA User Permits are valid for one year from date of purchase and are valid for all WMAs in the state. Fees collected from the purchase of WMA User Permits help defray the costs of management activities on WMAs statewide.

For more information regarding wildlife management areas in Mississippi, visit our website at or call us at (601) 432-2199.