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Third Mississippi Deer Gun Season Opens Dec. 24

Third Mississippi Deer Gun Season Opens Dec. 24
Third Mississippi Deer Gun Season Opens Dec. 24, Whitetail deer hunting

JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi's third whitetailed 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 Jan. 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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