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Hunting in Mississippi...

I am going to be starting up school again and am considering a program in Jackson, MS...so, anyone know about hunting that area?  Are there public land opportunities, or more private land?  I have lived in California all my life and am used to chasing Mulies on public land.  Any info/advice?

 

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andrew

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You moving Andrew??????

You moving Andrew??????

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Well, just getting ready to

Well, just getting ready to go back to school...looking at a program here in SD, one in Portland OR and one in Jackson MS...I have connections in Oregon for deer and antelope, but in MS you can shoot 8 deer a year!

 

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Mabe florida....

Might consider Florida where you can take 2 deer** per DAY with almost a 3 month hunting season.  Dancing

 

** must have atleast 1 antler 5" or more above the hairline.

 

I used to work with a guy who owned same land in Meridian MS, not far from Jackson, and he always killed some monsters there but I know nothing about public land there.

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A quick search revealed that

A quick search revealed that MS has 38 Wildlife Manage Areas(WMA) for a total of 800K acres of public land. Not a lot of public land to hunt but at least there is some public land available.
My guess is the problem will be what you're used to hunting. From my experience, the hunting out West has been less crowded than the hunting on public land in the East. A don't anything about hunting in Ca, but the hunting on public land in Co, Mt, and Wy has been less crowded when compared to public land hunting back East. I guess more people in a closer proximity to the hunting areas. Also, they probably run deer with dogs in MS which will be a bigger deterent than just crowded hunting land. It's a whole lot easier to deal with crowded land than it is to try to still hunt while/after dog hunters have run dogs thru an area. I'm not 100% sure about dog hunting in MS but it could be a problem if they do dog hunt there.
That being said, you probably could get into a private hunt club for a nomial fee and experience some better hunting.

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Out here in Southern

Out here in Southern California it can be quite crowded...I've been in contact with the school down there in MS and found out that a lot of the professors like to hunt and even take students with them...got an email from the director of operations who is a big outdoorsman, pretty awesome!  I'll know if I get accepted on Feb 25th!

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