Mississippi’s white-tailed deer hunting season with guns opens November 17th and runs through November 30th. Hunting with dogs is allowed during this season. Legal deer include either-sex on private lands and legal bucks on open public lands.
Hunters are urged to practice good hunter ethics and follow all safety rules to avoid hunting and firearm-related accidents. When hunting deer during any gun season on deer, a hunter must wear in full view at least 500 square inches of solid unbroken fluorescent orange. This requirement does not apply to a hunter while the hunter is in a fully enclosed deer stand.
All persons born on or after January 1, 1972, are required to complete a hunter education course before purchasing a Mississippi hunting license. Each resident of Mississippi age 16 through 64, must obtain a hunting license, except while hunting on lands titled in his/her name. Any resident 65 or older, or any resident otherwise exempt from obtaining a hunting license, must have documentation with him/her at all times while hunting. All non-resident hunters, except minors under the age of 16, are required to obtain a hunting license while hunting in the state of Mississippi. In addition to any required hunting license, purchase of a Wildlife Management Area User Permit is required prior to hunting on any Wildlife Management Area.
Hunters can find information about the 3 Deer Management Zones, season dates, and hunting regulations at www.mdwfp.com or in the 2012-2013 Mississippi Outdoor Digest.
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