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Turkey Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits

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2016 Fall Turkey Hunting Seasons & Bag Limits

Season

Dates

Bag Limit

Fall (see open areas)

Oct. 15 – Nov. 15

Two (2) turkeys, which may be either sex.

Open Areas: In the following counties or portion of counties, on private lands where the landowner/leaseholder completes a fall turkey hunting application and provides a copy of the property deed or lease agreement at a MDWFP Regional Office or the Jackson Office.

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.

2017 Spring Turkey Hunting Seasons & Bag Limits

Season

Dates

Bag Limit

Youth

(Private and authorized state and federal
public lands; youth 15 and under. See Closed Areas.)

Mar. 8 – 14

See Spring season for bag limit.

Spring

(See Closed Areas.)

Mar. 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.

Mississippi
Official
State Record Turkeys

Typical:
Score 80.64
Taken by Amp Frith
Smith County, April 8, 2005

Non-Typical:
Score 157.06
Taken by Don Shumaker
Pontotoc County, April 8, 2010

Longest Beard:
Length 17.25″
Taken by Monty Roberts
Monroe County, April 30, 2001

Longest Spur (Tie):
Length 1.875″
Taken by Dr. Don E. Marascalco Lauderdale County, April 16, 2007
Length 1.875”
Taken by Billy Joe Hedgepeth
Kemper County, April 15, 2016

Heaviest:
Weight 25.27 lbs.
Taken by Lauren Kaye Russell
Panola County, April 11, 2009