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Deer Hunting

Current antler criteria will protect almost 100% of the 1½ year old bucks. This protection will prevent over-harvest of bucks and will improve antler size as bucks get older.

Deer Hunting

Freshwater Fishing

MDWFP manages all public freshwater fish populations north of Hwy 90. This includes over 159,000 acres of flood control and water supply reservoirs, 19 state fishing lakes, 20 state park lakes and 15 community fishing assistance ponds. Over 50,000 miles of creeks, streams, and rivers are also managed.

Freshwater Fishing

Tips for Trail Users

Specific dates for hunting seasons vary year-to-year and also by type of game hunted and weapon used. Small-game seasons (dove, squirrel, rabbit, etc.)

Tips for Trail Users

General Hunting Regulations

Landowner permission is required to hunt, fish, or trap on private lands. MDWFP Wildlife Management Areas are subject to special seasons and regulations which may vary from statewide seasons and regulations. Contact the MDWFP or area personnel for information about these areas.

General Hunting Regulations

Mississippi Hunting & Fishing Regulations

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