Skip Navigation

Hunting

hunting 340x219

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 2016-2017

Youth Only

 

  Squirrel

Sept. 24-30

  Deer

Nov. 5-14 and Jan. 2-8


  Waterfowl     

Nov. 9 and Feb. 4 

  Turkey

March 8-14

Small Game

Mississippi Zone 2

  Squirrel

Oct 1 - Feb 28 (Closed Dec. 16-23)

(no dogs during deer gun hunts)

(dogs allowed Oct 1 - Nov 6, Dec 24- 25, Jan 9 - Feb 28)

  Rabbit

Oct 15-Feb 28 (Closed Dec. 16-23) 

(no dogs during deer gun hunts)

(dogs allowed Oct 1 - Nov 6, Dec 24- 25, Jan 9 - Feb 28)

  Quail

Nov 24 - Mar 4 (dogs allowed)

(Closed Dec. 16-23)

  Woodcock

Dec 24 - Jan 31 (dogs allowed)

(Closed Dec. 16-23) 

  Raccoon

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

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

Deer (Fee Permit)

Mississippi Hill Zone

  Archery

Oct. 1 – Dec. 15 and 

Dec. 24-Jan 31 (either sex) (Closed Dec. 16-23) 

  Gun

Nov. 19- Dec. 1 and

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

  Primitive Weapon

Nov. 7–18 (antlerless only) and

Dec. 2–15 (either sex)

Waterfowl

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

Turkey

Mar 15 - May 1 (Closed April 17-24)

Handicapped

Deer:  Dec 16-23 (either sex)

Turkey:  Mar 17-24

See regulations in brochure for more information

  Deer

Dec. 16-23

  Turkey

April 18-24

Page Photo Credits — Double Trouble - Roger Smith
Last Updated: Sep 10, 2016
Return to main navigation