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Seasons/Regulations 2013-2014

2013-2014 Hunting Seasons*

Click on the Map below for more Season Information.   The link will take you to the MDWFP Website.

 

Hill Zone
Private and open public lands east of I-55 and north of I-20 plus areas south of I-20 and east of U.S. Highway 61,
excluding areas south of U.S. Highway 84 and east of MS Highway 35.
Southeast Zone
Private and open public lands south of U.S. Highway 84 and east of MS Highway 35.
Delta Zone
Private and open public lands west of I-55 and north of I-20 plus areas south of I-20 and west of U.S. Highway 61

 

BAG LIMITS

Antlered Buck Deer: The bag limit on antlered buck deer is one (1) buck per day, not to exceed three (3) per license year.   Legal bucks must meet the antler criteria within the appropriate deer management zone.   For  youth hunters fifteen (15) years of age and younger, hunting on private land and authorized state and Federal lands, all three (3) of the three (3) buck bag limit may be any antlered deer.

Antlerless Deer: The bag limit on antlerless deer is one (1) per day, not to exceed five (5) per license year.

Spotted Fawns: are not to be killed or molested at any time.


 

Hill and SouthEast Zones

A legal buck is defined as having EITHER a minimum inside spread of 10 inches OR one main beam at least 13 inches long.

How to estimate a 10 inch inside spread: How to estimate a 13 inch main beam

Estimating a 10 inch spread is accomplished by observing a buck's ears in the alert position.  When in the alert position, the distance form ear-tip to ear-tip measures approximately 14 inches.   If the OUTSIDE of each antler beam is 1 inch inside the ear-tip, the inside spread is approximately 10 inches.

To estimate a 13 inch main beam, the bucks head must be observed from the side.  If the tip of the main beam extends to the front of the eye, main beam length is approximately 13 inches.

 

 

Delta Zone

A legal buck is defined as having EITHER a minimum inside spread of 12 inches OR one main beam at least 15 inches long.

 

How to estimate a 12 inch inside spread:

How to estimate a 15 inch main beam

Estimating a 12 inch spread is accomplished by observing a buck's ears in the alert position.  When in the alert position, the distance form ear-tip to ear-tip measures approximately 15* inches.   If the OUTSIDE of each antler beam reaches the ear-tip, the inside spread is approximately 12 inches.   Therefore, if the outside of both antler beams reach the ear tips, the buck is legal.

Due to body size differences in the delta zone, ear-tip measurements are slightly larger as compared to the Hill and Southeast zones

To estimate a 15 inch main beam, the bucks head must be observed from the side.  If the tip of the main beam extends between the front of the eye and the tip of the nose, main beam length is approximately 15 inches.

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DEER - HILL ZONE

Private and open public lands east of I-55 and north of I-20 plus areas south of I-20 and east of U.S. Hwy. 61, excluding areas south of U.S. Hwy. 84 and east of MS Hwy. 35.   A legal buck is defined as having EITHER a minimum inside spread of 10 inches OR a minimum main beam length of 13 inches.

Method Season Dates Legal Deer
Archery Oct. 1 - Nov. 22, 2013 Either Sex on private land and open public land.
Youth Gun Nov. 9, 2013 - Jan. 31, 2014 Either-Sex on private land and authorized state and federal land.  Youth 15 and under.
Early Primitive Weapons Nov. 11 - 22, 2013 Antlerless Deer Only on private land and open public land
Gun (with dogs) Nov. 23 - Dec 1, 2013 Either-Sex on private land; Legal bucks only on open public land.
Primitive Weapon Dec. 2 - 15, 2013 Either Sex on private land and open public land.
Gun (without dogs) Dec. 16 - 23, 2013

Either Sex on private land and open public land.

Gun (with dogs) Dec. 24, 2013 - Jan. 22, 2014 Either-Sex on private land;  Legal bucks only on open public land.
Archery/ Primitive Weapon          Jan. 18 – 31, 2014

Either Sex on private land and open public land.

 

 


 

DEER - SOUTHEAST ZONE

Private and open public lands south of U.S. Hwy. 84 and east of MS Hwy. 35.  A legal buck is defined as having EITHER a minimum inside spread of 10 inches OR a minimum main beam length of 13 inches.

Method Season Dates Legal Deer
Archery Oct. 15 – Nov. 22 2013 Either-Sex on private land and open public land.
Youth Gun Nov. 9, 2013 - Feb. 15, 2014 Either-Sex on private land and authorized state and federal land.   Youth 15 and under.
Gun (with dogs) Nov. 23 - Dec. 1, 2013 Either-Sex on private land;  Legal bucks only on open public land.

Primitive Weapon

Dec. 2 - 15, 2013 Either-Sex on private land and open public land.
Gun (without dogs) Dec. 16 - 23, 2013 Either-Sex on private land and open public land.

Gun (with dogs)

Dec. 24, 2013 - Jan. 22, 2014 Either-Sex on private land;  Legal bucks only on open public land.

Archery / Primitive Weapon

Jan. 22 - 31, 2014
Feb. 1 - 15, 2014
Either-Sex on private land;  Legal bucks only on open public land.
Legal Bucks on private and open public land

 


 

 

 

DEER - DELTA ZONE

Private and open public landswest of I-55 and north of I-20 plus areas south of I-20 and west of U.S. Hwy 61.  A legal buck is defined as having EITHER a minimum inside spread of 12 inches OR a minimum main beam length of 15 inches.

Method Season Dates Legal Deer
Archery Oct. 1 - Nov. 22, 2013 Either-Sex on private land and open public land.
Youth Gun Nov. 9, 2013 - Jan. 31, 2014 Either-Sex on private land and authorized state and federal land.   Youth 15 and under.
Early Primitive Weapon Hunt Nov.11 - 22, 2013 Antlerless Deer only  on private and open public land

Gun (with dogs)

Nov. 23 - Dec 1, 2013 Either-Sex on private land;  Legal bucks only on open public land.

Primitive Weapon

Dec. 2 - 15, 2013

Either-Sex on private land and open public land.

Gun (without dogs)

Dec. 16 - 23, 2013

Either-Sex on private land and open public land.

Gun (with dogs)

Dec. 24, 2013 - Jan. 22, 2014

Either-Sex on private land;  Legal bucks only on open public land.

Archery / Primitive Weapon

Jan. 23 - 31, 2014 Either-Sex on private land and open public land.

 

 

 

*-- This information was compiled from information provided by MDWFP.   It is accurate to the best of our knowledge.  Msdeer is not responsible for typographical errors, or changes to the season structure.  It is the individual hunter's responsibility to verify seasons/rules/regulations.