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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 standby permits may be purchased online starting September 1.

All hunters must check-in and check-out upon entering or leaving the hunt areasAll visitors including hunters must display their entrance pass in their vehicle. The check-in/out cards are located at all the hunt check station kiosks (see map).  

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


Dates 2018-2019

Youth Only



Sept. 24-30 (dogs allowed)


Nov. 3-16 and Jan. 2-8 (either sex)


Nov. 17 and Feb. 2 


March 8-14

Small Game



Oct. 1 - Feb. 28  (Closed Dec. 16-23)

May 15 - June 1

(no dogs during deer gun hunts)


Oct. 13-Feb. 28 (Closed Dec. 16-23) 

(no dogs during deer gun hunts)


Nov. 22 - Mar. 2 (dogs allowed)

(Closed Dec. 16-23)


Dec. 24 - Jan. 31 (dogs allowed)

(Closed Dec. 16-23) 


Jul. 1 - Feb. 28 (night-time hunting only, dogs required) (Closed Dec. 16-23) 

Oct. 1 - Feb. 28,  (night-time hunting only, dogs required) (Closed Dec. 16-23) 

Deer (Fee Permit)

Mandatory biological check-in Dec. 28 through Dec. 30 at the star on the map.

 Mississippi East Central Zone 


Oct. 1 – Dec. 15 and 

Dec. 26-Jan. 31 (either sex) (Closed Dec. 16-23) 


Nov. 17- Dec. 1 and

Dec. 26–Jan. 1 (either sex)  (Closed Dec. 16-23) 

  Primitive Weapon

Nov. 5–16 (antlerless only) and

Dec. 2–15 (either sex)


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

State Season:

Nov. 23 - 25, Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, Dec. 5 - Jan. 27 


Mar 15 - May 1 (Closed April 17-24)


Deer:  Dec. 16-23 (either sex)

Turkey:  Apr. 17-24

See regulations in brochure for more information