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Turkey Hunting Seasons & Bag Limits

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2018 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.

2019 Spring Turkey Hunting Seasons & Bag Limits

Season

Dates

Bag Limit

Youth

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

March 8 – 14

See Spring season for bag limit.

Spring

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.

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

Taken by Billy Joe Hedgepeth
Kemper County, April 15, 2016

Taken by James Ellis
Leake County, April 18, 2015

Heaviest:
Weight 26.25 lbs.
Taken by David Evans
Rankin County, March 2015