Deer hunting is a popular sport in Mississippi. Every year, thousands of hunters take to the woods in hopes of harvesting a deer. Deer hunting can be a great way to spend time with family and friends, and it’s also a great way to get some exercise. If you’re thinking about going deer hunting in Mississippi, there are a few things you should know. In this blog post, we will cover the basics of deer hunting in Mississippi. We will discuss the different types of deer found in Mississippi, the best times to hunt, and where to find good hunting spots.
Deer Hunting Laws in Mississippi
In Mississippi, deer hunting laws are set by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP). The MDWFP regulates deer hunting through various methods, including setting bag limits, season dates, and areas where hunting is allowed.
Bag limits for deer in Mississippi vary depending on the zone in which you hunt. In Zone 1, the bag limit is two antlered bucks per hunter per season. In Zone 2, the bag limit is four antlered bucks per hunter per season. For both zones, the bag limit for does is six per hunter per season.
The deer hunting season in Mississippi typically runs from early November to late January. However, the exact dates of the season vary depending on the zone in which you hunt. In Zone 1, the deer hunting season runs from November 3 – January 31. In Zone 2, the deer hunting season runs from November 10 – January 20.
Deer may only be hunted in certain areas of Mississippi that have been designated as open to hunting by the MDWFP. These areas include parts of Jefferson Davis, Lamar, Marion, Perry, and Walthall counties. A full list of open areas can be found on the MDWFP website.
Do you need a license to hunt deer in Mississippi?
No, you do not need a license to hunt deer in Mississippi. You will, however, need a license if you plan to hunt any other type of animal in the state.
Deer Hunting Seasons in Mississippi
The deer hunting seasons in Mississippi are as follows:
* October 1- November 15
* December 1- January 15
* February 1- March 31
The first deer hunting season in Mississippi starts on October 1 and runs until November 15. The second deer hunting season in Mississippi starts on December 1 and runs until January 15. The third and final deer hunting season in Mississippi starts on February 1 and runs until March 31.
Can you hunt deer at night in Mississippi?
In Mississippi, it is legal to hunt deer at night using artificial light. However, there are a few regulations that must be followed in order to do so. First, the use of artificial lights attached to vehicles is prohibited. Second, hunters must have a minimum of two acres of land to hunt on and must be at least 150 yards away from any occupied dwelling. Finally, all deer that are killed at night must be tagged and reported to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks within 24 hours.
Bag limits for hunting deer in Mississippi
In Mississippi, the bag limit for deer is four per day. This means that a hunter can kill up to four deer in one day. The bag limit for does is two per day. This means that a hunter can kill up to two does in one day. The bag limit for bucks is two per day. This means that a hunter can kill up to two bucks in one day.
Legal ways to hunt deer in Mississippi
Deer hunting is a popular pastime in Mississippi, and there are many ways to do it legally. The most common method is to purchase a hunting license from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. This license allows you to hunt on public lands during the open season. You can also purchase a deer tag, which allows you to hunt on private land. Deer tags can be obtained through the department or from private landowners.
In addition to purchasing a license or tag, there are other regulations that must be followed in order to hunt deer legally in Mississippi. These include obeying all seasons and bag limits, as well as using only legal methods of taking deer. The use of baited areas is not allowed, and all hunters must wear fluorescent orange during the gun season.
By following these regulations, hunters can enjoy a safe and legal hunting experience in Mississippi.
Can you use dogs to hunt deer in Mississippi?
In Mississippi, you can use dogs to help you hunt deer, but there are some regulations you need to follow. You can only use two dogs at a time, and they must be leashed. You also need to have a permit from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.
Can you hunt deer from a vehicle in Mississippi?
Yes, you can hunt deer from a vehicle in Mississippi as long as the vehicle is not moving. You must also have a valid hunting license and follow all other hunting regulations.
As the season comes to an end, we reflect on what a great year it’s been. The deer herds are healthy and continue to grow, thanks in large part to the management efforts of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. We’ve had some good luck this year, with several successful hunts.
It’s been a pleasure sharing our passion for deer hunting with all of you, and we hope that you’ve enjoyed reading our blog. We look forward to next season and bringing you more stories from the woods of Mississippi. Until then, happy hunting!