New for the upcoming 2014 - 2015 deer hunting season are changes in “legal weapons” regulations for private lands in Mississippi. During any open season on deer with primitive weapons after November 30, deer hunters may use any legal weapon of choice on private lands. This regulation change was made during the 2013 Legislative Session but will be implemented beginning with the upcoming 2014 – 2015 deer hunting season. “This new regulation will give more flexibility to private land managers who manage deer herds on their property and will give more choices to hunters regarding which firearm to use,” said Lann Wilf, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, Deer Program Leader. Additionally, hunters required to have a hunting license must possess a valid Primitive Weapon License, Sportsman’s License, or Lifetime Sportsman’s License to take advantage of this new opportunity.
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