Deer Gun Season Re-Opens Dec. 15

Mississippi’s white-tailed deer hunting season with guns re-opens Dec. 15 and runs through Dec. 23.

Hunting with dogs is not allowed during this season.

Legal deer include either-sex on private lands and legal bucks only on open public lands.

Open public lands may include National Forests and Corps of Engineers lands that have statewide seasons without special regulations.

For seasons and bag limits on Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), please see the individual WMA regulations at the link below.

Hunters are urged to practice good hunter ethics and follow all safety precautions 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 five hundred square inches of solid unbroken fluorescent orange. This requirement does not apply while the hunter is in a fully enclosed deer stand.

For more information about the three Deer Management Zones hunting season dates and hunting regulations visit the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks web site. A link is provided below.