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2006-2007 Seasons

 

2006-2007 Small Game Hunting Seasons

SPECIES SEASON DATES DAILY POSSESSION
Bobwhite Quail
Nov. 23, 2006-
Mar. 3, 2007
8
16
Rabbit
Oct. 14, 2006-
Feb. 28, 2007
8
16
Squirrel
(Zone 1) *
Sept. 30, 2006-
Feb. 28, 2007
8
16
Youth Squirrel****
(Zone 1) *
Sept. 23, 2006-
Sept. 29, 2006
8
16
Squirrel
(Zone 2) **
Oct. 14, 2006-
Feb. 28, 2007
8
16
Youth Squirrel****
(Zone 2) **

Oct. 7, 2006-
Oct. 13, 2006

8
16
Squirrel
(Zone 3) ***
Oct. 28, 2006-
Feb. 28, 2007
8
16
Youth Squirrel****
(Zone 3) ***
Oct. 21, 2006-
Oct. 27, 2006
8
16
Raccoon
July 1, 2006-
Sept. 30, 2006
One per party/night

Opossum, Raccoon
and Bobcat

Oct. 1, 2006-
Oct. 31, 2006
(for food and sport)

5 per day
8 per party

10

Nov. 1, 2006-
Feb. 28, 2007
(for food, sport and pelt)
No Limit
No Limit
Trapping
Nov. 1, 2006-
Feb. 28, 2007
No Limit
No Limit
Frogs
A valid hunting or fishing license is required.

Apr. 1, 2006-
Sept. 30, 2006
and
Apr. 1, 2007-
Sept. 30, 2007

25 nightly
50
*  Zone 1 - Areas north of Hwy 82 plus those portions of Sunflower County and Washington County south of Hwy 82.
**  Zone 2 - Areas between Hwy 82 and Hwy 84 plus portions of the state south of Hwy 84 and west of I-55.
*** Zone 3 - Areas south of Hwy 84 and east of I-55

**** Youth eligible to participate in this special hunt are those fifteen (15) years of age and younger. Each youth must be in the immediate vicinity and under the direct supervision of an adult twenty one (21) years of age or older. Furthermore, if the child is under the age of twelve (12), the supervising adult must be a licensed or exempt hunter.

 

 

2006-2007 Big Game Hunting Seasons
Deer Management Zone 1 - Areas north of U.S. Hwy 84 plus areas south of U.S. Hwy 84 and west of Mississippi Hwy 35. OPEN PUBLIC LANDS include National Forests, Corps of Engineers lands, etc., that have statewide seasons without special regulations.
See map
DEER SEASON DATES LEGAL DEER
Archery
Sep. 30, 2006-
Nov. 17, 2006
Either Sex
Youth Gun
Nov. 11, 2006-
Nov. 17, 2006
Either Sex (On Private Lands Only, Youth 15 and under)
Gun
(with dogs)
Nov. 18, 2006-
Dec. 1, 2006
Either Sex on Private Lands Only;Legal bucks only on open public land
Primitive Weapon
Dec. 2, 2006-
Dec. 15, 2006
Either Sex
Gun
(without dogs)
Dec. 16, 2006-
Dec. 23, 2006
Either Sex on Private Lands Only;Legal bucks only on open public land
Dec. 16, 2006-
Dec. 17, 2006
Either Sex on open public land
Gun
(with dogs)
Dec. 24, 2006-
Jan. 17, 2007
Either Sex on Private Lands Only;Legal bucks only on open public land
Archery
Jan. 18, 2007-
Jan. 31, 2007
Either Sex
Primitive Weapon (private lands only)
Jan. 18, 2007-
Jan. 31, 2007
Either Sex
BAG LIMIT:
Antlered Buck Deer: The bag limit on antlered buck deer is one (1) buck per day, not to exceed three (3) per license year. See below for description of legal bucks. On private lands, a person fifteen (15) years of age or younger may harvest one (1) deer with any hardened antler per license year.

Legal Bucks for Deer Management Zone 1: Only antlered buck deer with antlers of four (4) points or greater may be taken. An antler point is defined as any antler protrusion that would hold any size ring.

Antlerless Deer: The bag limit on antlerless deer is one (1) per day, not to exceed three (3) per license year; except that two (2) additional antlerless deer per license year may be taken with a bow and arrow.


Deer Management Zone 2 - Areas south of U.S. Hwy 84 and east of Mississippi Hwy 35. OPEN PUBLIC LANDS include National Forests, Corps of Engineers lands, etc., that have statewide seasons without special regulations.
See map
DEER SEASON DATES LEGAL DEER
Archery
Oct. 14, 2006-
Nov. 17, 2006
Either Sex
Youth Gun
Nov. 11, 2006-
Nov. 17, 2006
Either Sex (On Private Lands Only, Youth 15 and under)
Gun
(with dogs)
Nov. 18, 2006-
Dec. 1, 2006
Either Sex on Private Lands Only;Legal bucks only on open public land
Primitive Weapon
Dec. 2, 2006-
Dec. 15, 2006
Either Sex
Gun
(without dogs)
Dec. 16, 2006-
Dec. 23, 2006
Either Sex on Private Lands Only;Legal bucks only on open public land
Dec. 16, 2006-
Dec. 17, 2006
Either Sex on open public land
Gun
(with dogs)
Dec. 24, 2006-
Jan. 17, 2007
Legal bucks only
Primitive Weapon
Jan. 18, 2007-
Feb. 15, 2007
Legal Bucks Only
BAG LIMIT:
Antlered Buck Deer: The bag limit on antlered buck deer is one (1) buck per day, not to exceed three (3) per license year. See below for description of legal bucks. On private lands, a person fifteen (15) years of age or younger may harvest one (1) deer with any hardened antler per license year.

Legal Bucks for Deer Management Zone 2: Only antlered buck deer with antlers of four (4) points or greater AND either a minimum inside spread of ten (10) inches OR a minimum main beam length of thirteen (13) inches may be taken. An antler point is defined as any antler protrusion that would hold any size ring.

Antlerless Deer: The bag limit on antlerless deer is one (1) per day, not to exceed three (3) per license year; except that two (2) additional antlerless deer per license year may be taken with a bow and arrow.


SPECIES SEASON DATES BAG LIMIT
Spring Turkey* (See Areas Closed below)
Mar. 15, 2007-
May 1, 2007
1 adult gobbler or 1 gobbler with a six inch or longer beard per day, 3 per spring season. Exception: For hunters 15 years of age and younger: One of the 3-bird bag limit (which includes youth hunt and regular spring season combined) may be any gobbler regardless of beard length.

Youth Turkey**(See Restrictions below)
(private lands only)

Mar. 8, 2007-
Mar. 14, 2007
See bag limit above
Fall Turkey***(See information below)
Oct. 28, 2006-
Nov. 12, 2006
AND
Dec. 2, 2006-
Dec. 15, 2006
1 turkey of either sex per each fall season

*Areas Closed for Spring Turkey Season
Open In all counties except the following closed counties or parts thereof:

Desoto - West of Hwy. 305, South of Hwy. 302, East of Hwy. 3, and East of Hwy. 61
Tate - North of Hwy. 4 and West of Hwy. 305
Tunica - East of Hwy. 3
Humphreys - East of Hwy. 7 and north of Hwy. 12
Issaquena - North and west of Willett Rd.and south and east of Hwy. 1
Leflore - West of Hwy. 7 and Hwy. 49E and north of Moorehead Road and south of Hwy. 442
Leflore - East of Hwy. 7 and south of Silent Shade Road and west of the Yazoo River
Sunflower - South of Hwy. 442 and east of Hwy. 3 and Hwy. 49W and north of Berclair Road

** Restrictions
Youth eligible to participate in this special hunt are those fifteen (15) years of age or younger. Each youth must be in the immediate vicinity and under the direct supervision of an adult twenty one (21) years of age or older. Furthermore, if the child is under the age of twelve (12), the supervising adult must be a licensed or exempt hunter.


***Fall Turkey Season Regulations

For more information see the Fall Turkey Hunting Web Site
Tags: A minimum of 100 acres must be owned or leased to receive a fall either-sex turkey tag. Fall either-sex turkey tags will be issued at a rate of one tag per 500 acres or part thereof. Tags are issued to a specific property and can only be used on that property. Tags must be attached immediately following harvest, prior to moving the turkey. Tags should remain attached to the turkey until it is processed.
Bag Limit: 1 turkey of either sex per each fall season.
Legal Weapons: Archery and shotguns with shot no larger than number two.
Harvest Reporting: The contact person listed on the fall turkey hunting application must complete and submit a harvest report provided by the MDWFP by January 1, 2007. Failure to comply may result in denial of application for fall turkey hunting in future years.
Areas Open:
Fall turkey season is open in the following counties or portions of counties, on private lands with a minimum of 100 acres, and where the landowner/leaseholder completes a fall turkey hunting application and provides a copy of the property deed or lease agreement at an MDWFP district office or the Jackson office.

Delta Zone:

Bolivar - West of the main Mississippi River levee and those lands east of the main Mississippi River levee known as 27 Break Hunting Club
Coahoma, Issaquena, Tunica, Desoto, and Washington - West of the main Mississippi River levee

North-Central Zone:

Benton, Lafayette, Marshall, Panola, Tippah, Union

Southwestern Zone:

Adams,Amite,Claiborne,Copiah,Hinds,Franklin,Jefferson,Lincoln,Madison, Warren, Wilkinson, Yazoo

 


2006-2007 Migratory Bird Seasons

SPECIES SEASON DATES DAILY POSSESSION
Sept. Teal Sept. 15, 2006-
Sept. 30, 2006
4 8
Sept. Canada Goose*
Sept. 1, 2006-
Sept. 15, 2006
5
10
Woodcock
Dec. 16, 2006-
Jan. 29, 2007
3
6
Snipe
Nov. 11, 2006-
Feb. 25, 2007
8
16
Moorhens and Gallinules
Oct. 7, 2006-
Dec. 15, 2006
15 Singly or in aggregate
30 Singly or in aggregate
Rails, Clapper and King
Oct. 7, 2006-
Dec. 15, 2006
15 Singly or in aggregate
30 Singly or in aggregate
Rails, Sora and Virginia
Oct. 7, 2006-
Dec. 15, 2006
25 Singly or in aggregate
25 Singly or in aggregate
Mourning Dove
(North Zone) **
Sept. 2, 2006-
Sept. 24, 2006
AND
Oct. 7, 2006-
Oct. 28, 2006
AND
Dec. 30, 2006-
Jan. 13, 2007
15
30
Mourning Dove
(South Zone) ***
Sept. 23, 2006-
Oct. 15, 2006
AND
Nov. 11, 2006-
Dec. 2, 2006
AND
Dec. 23, 2006-
Jan. 6, 2007
15 30
Crow Nov. 4, 2006-
Feb. 28, 2007
NO LIMIT NO LIMIT
Ducks Nov. 24, 2006-
Nov. 26, 2006
AND
Dec. 2, 2006-
Dec. 3, 2006
AND
Dec. 5, 2006-
Jan. 28, 2007
****
See Bag Limit below
****
See Bag Limit below
Youth Days (ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules) Feb. 3, 2007-
Feb. 4, 2007
****
See Bag Limit below
****
See Bag Limit below
Mergansers Nov. 24, 2006-
Nov. 26, 2006
AND
Dec. 2, 2006-
Dec. 3, 2006
AND
Dec. 5, 2006-
Jan. 28, 2007

A total of 5 mergansers, with no more than 2 hooded mergansers A total of 10 mergansers, with no more than 4 hooded mergansers
Coots Nov. 24, 2006-
Nov. 26, 2006
AND
Dec. 2, 2006-
Dec. 3, 2006
AND
Dec. 5, 2006-
Jan. 28, 2007

15 30
Canada Geese Nov. 15, 2006-
Nov. 26, 2006
AND
Dec. 2, 2006-
Jan. 28, 2007
3 6
Brant Nov. 15, 2006-
Nov. 26, 2006
AND
Dec. 2, 2006-
Jan. 28, 2007
2 4
White-Fronted Geese Nov. 13, 2006-
Nov. 26, 2006
AND
Dec. 2, 2006-
Jan. 28, 2007
2 4
Snow, Blue, and Ross Geese Nov. 13, 2006-
Nov. 26, 2006
AND
Dec. 2, 2006-
Jan. 28, 2007
20 none
Snow, Blue, and Ross Geese Conservation Order
Hunters taking geese under the conservation order must call 601-432-2199 to register their name and address and receive a free permit number before hunting.
Full News Release
Oct. 1, 2006-
Nov. 12, 2006
AND
Nov. 27, 2006-
Dec. 1, 2006
AND
Jan. 29, 2007-
Feb. 2, 2007
AND
Feb. 5, 2007-
Mar. 10, 2007
none none

* Sept. Canada Goose season is closed on Roebuck Lake in Leflore county

*
*(Dove North Zone) Areas north of U.S. Hwy. 84 plus areas south of U.S. Hwy. 84 and west of MS Hwy. 35.

***(Dove South Zone) Areas south of U.S. Hwy. 84 and east of MS Hwy. 35.
****  Daily Bag Limit: A total of 6 ducks, with no more than 4 mallards (no more than 2 of which may be females), 3 mottled ducks, 2 scaup, 1 pintail, 1 canvasback, 1 black duck, 2 wood ducks, and 2 redheads. Possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.
 
 
Disclaimer | Above information copied from MS Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website. 1505 Eastover Drive - Jackson, MS 39211-6374 - Phone: 601.432.2400


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