Mississippi Bow hunting Season,Regulations and license fees

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Mississippi Bow hunting Season,Regulations and license fees

Mississippi is a land that is full of hunting opportunities. The presence of a massive river and almost impenetrable delta regions across the state make it a paradise for various wild species.

Apart from that, the fertile land and crops of many areas of Mississippi attract quails, pheasants, razorback boars, and other birds and beasts. It also has one of the largest herds of deer in North America.

Since black bears are considered endangered in Mississippi so the hunting season is closed by the state as a precaution. However, wild boars are present in a huge amount in this region and also a great hunting opportunity for the hunters. 

Mississippi Bowhunting Season

Bowhunting Category Months
Alligator (General Season) Public Waters: Aug. 27-Sept. 6
Alligator (General Season) Private Lands: Aug. 28-Sept. 20
Deer Oct. 1-Nov. 29**
Wild Turkey

(Fall General Season)

Oct. 15-Nov. 15
Wild Turkey

(Spring Youth Season)

March 8-14
Wild Turkey

(Spring General Season)

March 15-May 1

Bowhunting License Fee In Mississippi

Category License Type Fee
Sportsman’s License (Archery) Resident $45
Deer Hunter Package (Archery) Resident $60
Mississippi Hunter Package (Archery) Resident $70
NR Deer Hunter Package (Archery) Nonresident  $380
NR MS Super Sportsman Package (Archery) Nonresident $469

Total Area And Regulations For Hunting By the State

Did you know that Mississippi is among the largest states in the U.S. and hunters can easily access more than a million acres of national forests around the region?

The state allows longbows, recurves, compound bows, and crossbows for hunting. Hunters are not obliged to follow any minimum or maximum draw weight or any minimum arrow length. However, they can be fixed or mechanical.

Fun Facts About Bow Hunting In the State

Mississippi is a land of forests as 63% of its total area which is about 16.2 million acres is forest-based.

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