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Mississippi Hunting Seasons 2012-2013

by Mike Massey on August 1, 2012

Hunting season is fast approaching and while you are enjoying the great outdoors, remember that hunter safety is a primary concern. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks has the regulations and requirements posted on their website. Be sure to review these before you go out into the field this year.

This information is excerpted from the MDWFP website and is not meant to fully disclose all rules and regulations pertaining to these seasons. To read the full details including bag limits, legal deer definition, seasons, open areas and more, visit the MDWFP hunting season publication. Click on a link below for details for a specific season.

White-tailed Deer*

Zone
Weapon Type
Open Date
Close Date
Hill and Delta*ArcheryOctober 1, 2012November 16, 2012
Hill and Delta*Early Primitive/CrossbowNovember 5, 2012November 16, 2012
Hill and Delta*Gun (with dogs)
Crossbow
Special Archery
November 17, 2012November 30, 2012
Hill and Delta*Primitive
Crossbow
Special Archery
December 1, 2012December 14, 2012
Hill and Delta*Gun (without dogs)
Crossbow
Special Archery
December 15, 2012December 23, 2012
Hill and Delta*Gun (with dogs)
Crossbow
Special Archery
December 24, 2012January 17, 2013
Hill and Delta*Archery
Primitive
Crossbow
January 18, 2013January 31, 2013
Southeast*ArcheryOctober 15, 2012November 16, 2012
Southeast*Gun (with dogs)
Crossbow
Special Archery
November 17, 2012November 30, 2012
Southeast*Primitive
Crossbow
Special Archery
December 1, 2012December 14, 2012
Southeast*Gun (without dogs)
Crossbow
Special Archery
December 15, 2012December 23, 2012
Southeast*Gun (with dogs)
Crossbow
Special Archery
December 24, 2012January 17, 2013
Southeast*Archery
Primitive
Crossbow
January 18, 2013January 31, 2013
Southeast*Archery
Primitive
Crossbow
February 1, 2013February 15, 2013
*limits and regulations apply, see the full MDWFP publication for details.

Youth Deer Hunts

Hill and Delta Zones: November 3, 2012 – January 31, 2013

Southeast Zone: November 3, 2012 to February 15, 2013

Wild Turkey*

Spring Season*

  • March 15, 2013 to May 1, 2013 with the exception of a few locations in Coahama and Sunflower, and the entire county of Quitman (see these exceptions)

Youth Spring Season*

  • March 8, 2013 to March 14, 3013

Fall Season*

  • October 15, 2013 to November 15, 2013. Only limited areas are open.

*limits and regulations apply, see the full MDWFP publication for details.

Small Game

View the MDWFP document regarding small game

Migratory Birds

View the MWDFP publication

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