Hunting

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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

Hunts 

Dates 2020-2021

Youth Only

 

  Squirrel

Sep 24 - 30 (dogs allowed)

  Deer


Nov 7 - 20, Jan 2 - 8 (either sex)

  Waterfowl     

Feb. 7 

  Turkey

March 8-14


Small Game

 

  Squirrel

Oct 1 - Feb 28 and May 15 - June 1 (Closed Dec 16 - 23)

(dogs allowed Oct 1 - Nov 7, Dec 24 - 25, Jan 9 - Feb 28)

  Rabbit

Oct 17 - Feb 28 (Closed Dec 16-23)

(dogs allowed Oct 12 - Nov 7, Dec 24 - 25, Jan 9 - Feb 28)

  Quail

Nov. 26 - Mar. 6 (dogs allowed)

(Closed Dec. 16-23)

  Woodcock

Dec. 18 - 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 East Central Zone 

  Archery

Oct. 1 – Dec. 15 and 

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

  Gun

Nov. 21 - Dec. 1 and

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

  Primitive Weapon

Dec. 2–15 (either sex)

Waterfowl

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

State Season:

Nov. 27 - 29, Dec. 4 - 6 and Dec. 9 - Jan. 31 

Turkey

Mar 15 - May 1 (Closed April 17-24)

 Disabled

Deer:  Dec. 16 - 23 (either sex)

Turkey:  Apr. 17 - 24

See regulations in brochure for more information