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2019 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.

2020 Spring Turkey Hunting Seasons & Bag Limits

Season

Dates

Bag Limit

Youth

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

March 7 – 13

See Spring season for bag limit.

Spring

March 14 – 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.