White-tailed deer gun season opens Nov. 17
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 12:00 PM
JACKSON - Mississippi's white-tailed deer hunting season with guns opens Nov. 17 and runs through Nov. 30.
Hunting with dogs is allowed during this season.
Legal deer include either-sex on private lands and legal bucks on open public lands.
Hunters are urged to practice good hunter ethics and follow all safety rules to avoid hunting and firearm-related accidents.
When hunting deer during any gun season on deer, a hunter must wear in full view at least five hundred square inches of solid unbroken fluorescent orange.
This requirement does not apply to a hunter while the hunter is in a fully enclosed deer stand.
All persons born on or after Jan. 1, 1972, are required to complete a hunter education course before purchasing a Mississippi hunting license.
Each resident of Mississippi age sixteen through sixty-four, must obtain a hunting license, except while hunting on lands titled in his/her name.
Any resident sixty-five or older, or any resident otherwise exempt from obtaining a hunting license, must have documentation with him/her at all times while hunting.
All non-resident hunters, except minors under the age of sixteen, are required to obtain a hunting license while hunting in the state of Mississippi.
In addition to any required hunting license, purchase of a Wildlife Management Area User Permit is required prior to hunting on any Wildlife Management Area.
Hunters can find information about the 3 Deer Management Zones, season dates, and hunting regulations at www.mdwfp.com or in the 2012-2013 Mississippi Outdoor Digest. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook .com/mdwfpor on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.