The 2012 Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Deer Report is now available online at\deer. The purpose of the annual report is to consolidate all deer-related data and to present it in a way that is useful for managers and hunters. The backbone of the Report is the data collected by thousands of Magnolia State hunters that participate in the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP).

“The 2012 report is once again a testament to the efforts of thousands of DMAP participants and the intense interest of Mississippi sportsman in conserving and managing white-tailed deer,” said Deer Program Biologist Justin Thayer. MDWFP Deer Program Biologists work with many DMAP cooperators throughout the year and regularly refer to the Deer Program Report while writing articles, generating reports, or helping guide landowners in making management decisions. “One of the most useful aspects of the report for a hunting club is seeing how DMAP harvest data is broken down by soil region,” said Thayer. “This allows a landowner to see average physiological measures such as body weights or antler quality for their particular soil region.”

Along with a summary of the DMAP harvest data, readers will also find a summary of deer harvest statistics from each Wildlife Management Area, updated breeding date maps, disease updates, deer-related enforcement citation summaries, hunting accident information, updates about ongoing research, additions to the Magnolia Records Program, and more.

For more information regarding deer or deer hunting opportunities in Mississippi, visit our website at or call us at 601-432-2199.

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