Turkey Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits
Mississippi Hunting & Fishing
2017 Fall Turkey Hunting Seasons & Bag Limits
Fall (see open areas)
Oct. 14 – 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.|
2018 Spring Turkey Hunting Seasons & Bag Limits
(Private and authorized state and federal
Mar. 8 – 14
See Spring season for bag limit.
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
Taken by Amp Frith
Smith County, April 8, 2005
Taken by Don Shumaker
Pontotoc County, April 8, 2010
Taken by Monty Roberts
Monroe County, April 30, 2001
Longest Spur (Tie):
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
Weight 26.25 lbs.
Taken by David Evans
Rankin County, March 2015