MDWFP proposes new deer regulations April 22, 2017 Mississippi

Mississippi Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

Deer regulations finalized for coming season May 24, 2017 Mississippi, Jackson Clarion-Ledger
... In the Delta, Northeast, East Central and Southwest zones, the bag limit for does has been reduced from five to three per annual season. In the Southeast Zone, the limit has been reduced to one per day, not to exceed two per annual season..,  

MDWFP proposes new deer regulations April 22, 2017 Mississippi, Jackson Clarion Ledger
...  In the Southeast Zone ...recommended reducing the limit from a total of three per season to one per day, not to exceed two per season. In all other zones, the antlerless bag limit will be reduced from five per season to three..,

It's time to recalibrate October 22, 2017 Mississippi, Louisiana Sportsman
... Over the past two or three years, a fair number of deer hunters have reported seeing fewer deer ... In four of the five Mississippi deer zones ... the season bag limit for antlerless deer was reduced from five to three... In the Southeast Zone, hunters are limited to two antlerless deer per season..,

Friday, April 21, 2017

Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Phone: 601-432-2400

2017 - 2018 White-tailed Deer Season and Bag Limits

JACKSON -At a public meeting on April 19, 2017, the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks approved proposed rule changes for the 2017 - 2018 white-tailed deer hunting season.

Deer Hunting Zones

Delta Zone: Areas west of 1-55 and north of 1-20 plus areas south of 1-20 and west of U.S. Highway 61.
Northeast Zone: Areas east of 1-55 and north of U.S. Highway 82.
East Central Zone: Areas east of 1-55, east of U.S. Highway 49, south of U.S. Highway 82, and north of U.S. Highway 84.
Southwest Zone: Areas east of U.S. Highway 61, south of 1-20, west of U.S. Highway 49, and west of MS Highway 35.
Southeast Zone: Areas south of U.S. Highway 84 and east of MS Highway 35.

Bag Limits
Delta, Northeast, East Central, and Southwest Zones: 3 antlerless deer per annual season.
Southeast Zone: 1 antlerless deer per day, not to exceed 2 per annual season.

Open Public Land
Suspend antlerless opportunity except during Archery Only and Youth Gun Seasons.

To view a copy of these proposed rules, visit The proposed changes have been filed with the Secretary of State's Office and will begin a 30-day period for public comment. Sportsmen and women's opinions are encouraged during this evaluation period. Please email or mail your comments for Commission consideration to: or Hunting Seasons Rule Comment, 1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS 39211.

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