Mississippi 2010-11 White-tailed Deer Season Finalized
The 2010 – 2011 white-tailed deer season structure was finalized Tuesday at a special meeting of the Mississippi Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. Public Notice of Intent W15-3434 could not be ratified at the last Commission meeting held on July 22 because the 30-day comment period had not passed since the Public Notice of Intent was filed with the Secretary of State.
There will be three Deer Management Zones again this season with antler criteria based on minimum inside spread or minimum main beam length. Deer bag limits remain unchanged from last year (3 bucks and 5 does).
Archery season will run from October 1 – November 19 in Zones 1 & 3 and from October 15 – November 19 in Zone 2. There is also a Special Archery Hunt running concurrently with the open seasons for hunting deer with guns and primitive weapons. Youth will have exclusive opportunity with a gun on November 6 – 7 and will be allowed to use any firearm during any primitive weapon season once again this year. New this year is a statewide Special Primitive Weapon Hunt from November 8 – 19 for antlerless deer only.
The regulations are available online at www.mdwfp.com.