Turkey Hunting Seasons & Bag Limits
Mississippi Hunting & Fishing
2020 Fall Turkey Hunting Seasons & Bag Limits
|Fall turkey season is open BY PERMIT ONLY from October 15 – November 15 on private lands in the following counties or portions of counties where the landowner/leaseholder completes a fall turkey hunting application to the MDWFP Jackson Office and receives tags.|
|Delta Zone: Bolivar County – west of the main Mississippi River levee and those lands east of the main Mississippi River levee known as 27 Break Hunting Club; |
Coahoma, Desoto, Issaquena, Tunica, and Washington counties – west of the main Mississippi River levee.
|North-Central Zone: Benton, Lafayette, Marshall, Panola, Tippah, and Union counties.|
|Southwestern Zone: Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Copiah, Hinds, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Madison, Warren, Wilkinson, and Yazoo counties.|
|The fall season bag limit is two (2) turkeys, which may be of either sex.|
2021 Spring Turkey Hunting Seasons & Bag Limits
(Private and authorized state and federal
March 8 – 14
See Spring season for bag limit.
March 15 – May 1
One (1) adult gobbler or 1 gobbler with a 6-inch or longer beard per day, 3 per Spring season. Hunters 15 years of age and younger may harvest 1 gobbler of choice (any age) per day, 3 per spring season.
Reporting Your Turkey Harvests
By reporting your turkey harvests, you will aid the future of wild turkey conservation in Mississippi. Reporting through the MDWFP Game Check system is quick and easy, and it is MANDATORY for ALL TURKEY HUNTERS. The basics of Game Check are outlined below.
Step 1. Before You Go Hunting
Obtain a hunting license (unless exempt) and harvest record. Two types of harvest records are acceptable, a digital record or a printed form. Digital record keeping may be done through the Game Check feature found within the free MDWFP app. Register in the app and it will be your official harvest record. If you prefer a printed form, the form below will suffice.
Step 2. When You Harvest A Turkey
The reporting process must begin BEFORE you move the turkey from its harvest location. Using the Game Check feature, click the REPORT TURKEY button and complete and submit an entry. If there is no cellular coverage where you hunt, the app will automatically upload your harvest when coverage resumes. Using the printed form method, notch the corresponding month bubbles.
Step 3. After You Hunt
Using the Game Check feature, you have no additional requirements. Using the printed form, you must report the harvest through the MDWFP website or by calling 1-800-BE-SMART before 10 p.m. on the day of harvest.
There are Three Ways to Report:
1. MDWFP app
2. Online at mdwfp.com/gamecheck
3. Call 1-800-BE-SMART
Once you complete the harvest-reporting process, you will receive a confirmation number. This number must be documented on the harvest record.