Deer Enclosure Registration Due January 1st

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Mississippi landowners with deer enclosures on their property that prevent the free exit of deer must register with the state Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks by January 1, according to an agency spokesman.

"When property owners register enclosures containing white-tailed deer, they are following a new state law passed by the 2003 session of the state Legislature," Executive Director Dr. Sam Polles said.

Owners of these enclosures must provide the DWFP with information concerning the location and size of the enclosure, as well as information concerning any other members of the deer family inside the enclosure.

Polles said that enclosures constructed prior to July 1, 2003 have until January 1, 2004 to notify and provide information to the DWFP.