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Mississippi

Everything you need to plan your hunting trips, from maps to regulations and beyond.

Overview

Known For

Exceptional waterfowl hunting

Terrain

Hilly in the northeast and low marsh lands to the south

Hunting Seasons

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Season Start Date End Date
Coyote
Coyote
Nuisance animal. May be taken year round by land owners, leaseholders, or other designated agents.
Jan 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Deer
Deer – Archery 2
Northeast, North Central, Delta, East Central, Southwest Deer Management Units
Oct 1, 2022 Nov 18, 2022
Deer
Deer – Archery SE 2
Southeast Deer Management Unit. Either sex on private and open public land.
Oct 15, 2022 Nov 18, 2022
Deer
Deer – Youth Gun 1
Northeast, North Central, Delta, East Central, Southwest Deer Management Units. Either sex on private and authorized state and federal lands.
Nov 5, 2022 Nov 18, 2022
Deer
Deer – Youth Gun SE 1
Southeast Management Unit. Either sex on private and authorized state and federal lands.
Nov 5, 2022 Nov 18, 2022
Deer
Deer – Antlerless Primitive Weapons
Northeast, North Central, Delta, East Central, Southwest Deer Management Units. Antlerless Deer Only on private lands.
Nov 7, 2022 Nov 18, 2022
Deer
Deer – Gun (with dogs)
Northeast, North Central, Delta, East Central, Southwest Deer Management Units. Either sex on private land and Holly Springs NF. Legal Bucks only on open public land.
Nov 19, 2022 Dec 1, 2022
Deer
Deer – Youth Gun
Northeast, North Central, Delta, East Central, Southwest Deer Management Units. Either sex on private lands. On open public lands, youth must follow legal deer criteria.
Nov 19, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Deer
Deer – Gun (with dogs)
Southeast Management Unit. Either sex on private land. Legal Bucks only on open public land.
Nov 19, 2022 Dec 1, 2022
Deer
Deer – Youth Gun
Southeast Management Unit. Either sex on private lands. On open public lands, youth must follow legal deer criteria.
Nov 19, 2022 Feb 15, 2023
Deer
Deer – Primitive Weapon
Northeast, North Central, Delta, East Central, Southwest Deer Management Units. Either sex on private land, open public land, and Holly Springs NF. Weapon of choice may be used on private land with appropriate license.
Dec 2, 2022 Dec 15, 2022
Deer
Deer – Primitive Weapon SE
Southeast Management Unit. Either sex on private land and open public land. Weapon of choice may be used on private land with appropriate license.
Dec 2, 2022 Dec 15, 2022
Deer
Deer – Gun (without dogs)
Northeast, North Central, Delta, East Central, Southwest Deer Management Units. Either sex on private land and Holly Springs NF. Legal Bucks only on open public land.
Dec 16, 2022 Dec 23, 2022
Deer
Deer – Gun (without dogs) SE
Southeast Management Unit. Either sex on private land. Legal Bucks only on open public land.
Dec 16, 2022 Dec 23, 2022
Deer
Deer – Gun (with dogs)
Northeast, North Central, Delta, East Central, Southwest Deer Management Units. Either sex on private land and Holly Springs NF. Legal Bucks only on open public land.
Dec 24, 2022 Jan 18, 2023
Deer
Deer – Gun (with dogs)
Southeast Management Unit. Either sex on private land. Legal Bucks only on open public land.
Dec 24, 2022 Jan 18, 2023
Deer
Deer – Archery/Primitive Weapon
Southeast Management Unit. Either sex on private land. Legal bucks only on open public land. Weapon of choice may be used on private land with appropriate license.
Jan 19, 2023 Jan 31, 2023
Deer
Deer – Archery/Primitive Weapon
Northeast, North Central, Delta, East Central, Southwest Deer Management Units. Either sex on private land and Holly Springs NF. Legal Bucks only on open public land. Weapon of choice may be used on private land with appropriate license.
Jan 19, 2023 Jan 31, 2023
Deer
Deer – Archery/Primitive Weapon
Southeast Management Unit. Legal bucks only on private and open public land. Weapon of choice may be used on private land with appropriate license.
Feb 1, 2023 Feb 15, 2023
Dove
Dove – North Zone 1
Bag limit 15 per day.
Sep 3, 2022 Oct 14, 2022
Dove
Dove – South Zone 1
Bag limit 15 per day.
Sep 3, 2022 Sep 18, 2022
Dove
Dove – South Zone 2
Bag limit 15 per day.
Oct 8, 2022 Nov 6, 2022
Dove
Dove – North Zone 2
Bag limit 15 per day.
Oct 19, 2022 Nov 27, 2022
Dove
Dove – South Zone 3
Bag limit 15 per day.
Dec 19, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Dove
Dove – North Zone 3
Bag limit 15 per day.
Dec 24, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Duck
Duck – Teal
Bag limit 6 per day.
Sep 10, 2022 Sep 25, 2022
Duck
Duck – All Part 1
The duck daily bag limit is a total of 6 ducks, including no more than 4 mallards (no more than 2 of which may be females), 1 mottled duck, 2 black ducks, 1 pintail, 3 wood ducks, 2 canvasbacks, 1 scaup, and 2 redheads.
Nov 25, 2022 Nov 27, 2022
Duck
Duck – All Part 2
The duck daily bag limit is a total of 6 ducks, including no more than 4 mallards (no more than 2 of which may be females),\n1 mottled duck, 2 black ducks, 1 pintail, 3 wood ducks, 2 canvasbacks, 1 scaup, and 2 redheads.
Dec 2, 2022 Dec 4, 2022
Duck
Duck – All Part 3
The duck daily bag limit is a total of 6 ducks, including no more than 4 mallards (no more than 2 of which may be females), 1 mottled duck, 2 black ducks, 1 pintail, 3 wood ducks, 2 canvasbacks, 1 scaup, and 2 redheads.
Dec 9, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Duck
Duck – Youth, Veteran, and Active Duty Military.
The duck daily bag limit is a total of 6 ducks, including no more than 4 mallards (no more than 2 of which may be females), 1 mottled duck, 2 black ducks, 1 pintail, 3 wood ducks, 2 canvasbacks, 1 scaup, and 2 redheads.
Feb 4, 2023 Feb 5, 2023
Goose
Goose – September Canada Goose
Bag limit 5 per day.
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 30, 2022
Goose
Goose – Light Part 1
Conservation Order. No limit. Need permit.
Oct 1, 2022 Nov 10, 2022
Goose
Goose – All Part 1
Canada Goose : 3 Snow, Blue, & Ross’: 20 White-fronted: 3 Brant: 1.
Nov 11, 2022 Nov 27, 2022
Goose
Goose – Light Part 2
Conservation Order. No limit. Need permit.
Nov 28, 2022 Dec 1, 2022
Goose
Goose – All Part 2
Canada Goose : 3 Snow, Blue, & Ross’: 20 White-fronted: 3 Brant: 1.
Dec 2, 2022 Dec 4, 2022
Goose
Goose – Light Part 3
Conservation Order. No limit. Need permit.
Dec 5, 2022 Dec 6, 2022
Goose
Goose – All Part 3
Canada Goose : 3 Snow, Blue, & Ross’: 20 White-fronted: 3 Brant: 1.
Dec 9, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Goose
Goose – Light Part 4
Conservation Order. No limit. Need permit.
Feb 1, 2023 Feb 3, 2023
Goose
Goose – Youth, Veteran, and Active Duty Military
Canada Goose : 3 Snow, Blue, & Ross’: 20 White-fronted: 3 Brant: 1.
Feb 4, 2023 Feb 5, 2023
Goose
Goose – Light Part 5
Conservation Order. No limit. Need permit.
Feb 6, 2023 Mar 31, 2023
Hog
Wild Hog
Nuisance animal. May be taken year round by land owners, leaseholders, or other designated agents.
Jan 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Quail Game Type
Bobwhite Quail
Bag limit 8 per day.
Nov 24, 2022 Mar 4, 2023
Rabbit
Rabbit
Bag limit 8 per day.
Oct 15, 2022 Feb 28, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Fall
Bag limit 2 turkeys of either sex. See regulations for open areas.
Oct 15, 2022 Nov 15, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Youth Spring
Bag limit 1 bearded turkey per day. No more than 3 for the season. See regulations for open areas.
Mar 8, 2023 Mar 14, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring
Bag limit 1 bearded turkey per day. No more than 3 for the season. See regulations for open areas.
Mar 15, 2023 May 1, 2023

Licenses, Permits and Regulations

Hunting licenses, permits and regulations can be purchased on the official web site of Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

Hunting GPS Maps

Mississippi Hunting Map Layers App Overview Increase success as you layer Forest Service, wildlife refuges, private property and more over aerial imagery, and topographic basemaps, for the most accurate map on mobile device and desktop. See invisible property lines and seek permission with detailed private and government property boundaries and ownership names. View trails, roads […]

Wildlife Management Areas

Hunting Layers

MS Private Lands Preview

MS Private Lands

Over 1,600,000 parcels mapped by the onX team, this layer helps you know who the property owners are in Mississippi. Tap any parcel to learn more info about the owner and acreage.

MS Gov Lands Preview

MS Gov Lands

onX has the most accurate public lands maps with over 2,700,000 acres in Mississippi to help you plan your next adventure. Tap any public land parcel to learn more.

MS Deer Zones Preview

MS Deer Zones

Mississippi Deer Management Zones. Please hunt responsibly, obey all signage and have a safe legal hunt.

MS Possible Access Preview

MS Possible Access

onX has mapped 2,000,000 acres of possible access lands in Mississippi including timber and land conservation groups. Research rules on these private lands before recreating.


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