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The refuge allows small game hunting, deer hunting, waterfowl hunting, and turkey hunting within the state seasons, with certain limitations and regulations.  Deer permits may be purchased online (credit card only) or at the refuge office (cash or check only).  Waterfowl draw permits may be applied for online, beginning September 1, and waterfowl standby permits may be purchased online after the drawing takes place or at the refuge office.

All hunters must check-in and check-out upon entering or leaving the hunt areas.  The check-in/out cards are located at all the hunt check station kiosks (see map).  

Click here to apply for Limited Draw Hunts including Deer and Waterfowl.

Small Game and Turkey hunts are non-limited hunts, it is only required that you have a valid state hunting license.  State bag limits and harvest restrictions apply.  The Refuge Public Use Regulation brochure is free of charge and you can obtain a copy at the refuge office, kiosks, check stations, or download it here.

Hunting Opportunities at the refuge

Hunts 

Dates 2015-2016

Youth Only

 

  Squirrel

Sept. 24-30

  Deer

Nov. 7-15 and Jan. 2-8

  Turkey

March 8-14

Small Game

Mississippi Zone 2

  Squirrel

State Season (Closed Dec. 16-23)

(no dogs during deer gun hunts)

  Rabbit

State Season (Closed Dec. 16-23)

(no dogs during deer gun hunts)

  Quail

State Season (dogs allowed)

(Closed Dec. 16-23)

  Woodcock

State Seasons (dogs allowed)

(Closed Dec. 16-23)

  Raccoon & Opossum

State Season (night-time hunting only, dogs required) (Closed Dec. 16-23)

Deer (Fee Permit)

Mississippi Hill Zone

  Archery

Oct. 1 – Nov. 20 and 

Dec. 26-Jan 31

  Gun

Nov. 22- Dec. 1 and

Dec. 26–Jan. 1

  Primitive Weapon

Nov. 9–20 (antlerless only) and

Dec. 2–15 (either sex)

Waterfowl

Draw Hunt only (Wednesday and Saturday mornings of State Season)

Turkey

State Season (Closed April 18-24)

Handicapped

See Special Regulations Section

  Deer

Dec. 16-23

  Turkey

April 18-24

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Last Updated: Aug 22, 2015
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