Mississippi’s 3rd white-tailed deer gun hunting season will open December 24 and run through January 22.  Hunting with dogs is allowed during this season. Legal deer include either-sex on private lands and legal bucks only 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 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.

For more information regarding deer or deer hunting opportunities in Mississippi, visit us at www.mdwfp.com/deer or call us at (601) 432-2199. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mdwfp or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.

 

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