Mississippi Proposed Rules for 2019-2020 Deer Season – Outdoor News Daily


Public and Private Land

Increase antlerless bag limit to five (5), except remain two (2) in the Southeast Zone.
Bonus tag for hunters that submit a CWD-positive deer during hunting season and choose to relinquish the meat.

Private Land Only

Allow one of three-buck bag limit to be any antlered deer.

WMAs and Open Public Land

Allow antlerless harvest Dec. 2–15 (primitive weapon) on open public lands and certain WMAs.
Only youth may harvest sub-criteria antlered deer.

Upper Sardis WMA and Holly Springs National Forest

Allow antlerless harvest from Oct. 1–Jan. 31.
Allow one of three-buck bag limit to be any antlered deer.

PHIL BRYANT WMA PROPOSED HUNT PLAN

Backwoods Unit

4 subunits: Deer, waterfowl, and small game
Group hunting and camping
Draw a party of 4 per hunt (16 hunters per hunt)
Wednesday – Sunday
Every other week starting October 1 – January 14
Group bag limit of 4 legal bucks and 8 antlerless deer

Buck Bayou Unit

Deer draw hunts (same as Mahannah)

October – archery only
November/December – Gun
Jan 1 – 14 – Open archery hunting
Small game seasons same as Mahannah

Waterfowl Hunts

41 units on Mahannah and Buck Bayou
Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday

Ten Point

Deer Draw Hunts

Thursday – Sunday
Oct/Nov – Archery
December – Gun
Youth/Handicapped only — Dec 26 – Jan 12

Waterfowl and small game – open on days not deer hunting (Mon-Wed)

GooseGoose Lake

Boating or walk-in access only

Deer Draw Hunts

Thursday – Sunday
October 3– January 12 – Archery

Waterfowl and Small Game – Monday–Wednesday

General Regulations

Deer

Season Bag Limit – 3 deer, of which only 1 may be a legal buck (Antler Criteria of 16/20)
Mandatory CWD sample submission for all antlerless deer
Trapping —- Jan. 1 – February 28 daily

Fishing

From Oct. 1 – Jan. 14, fishing is allowed on small game/waterfowl hunting days.

ATV Use

Retrieval only
Designated road and trails only

Horses

Prohibited Oct. 1 – Jan. 14.
From Jan. 15 – Sept. 30, designated roads and trails for recreational use
only.

High Water/Flooding

Mahannah and Phil Bryant WMAs will be closed to all activities, except waterfowl hunting, at 82ft on the SB landside gauge.
Waterfowl hunting shall open daily on 10 Point and Goose Lake units during the waterfowl season after 82ft on the SB landside gauge.
Waterfowl hunting is draw only on Mahannah and Buck Bayou Units during the waterfowl season after 82ft on the SB landside gauge.



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