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Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Phone: 601-432-2400

Friday, July 19, 2013

Mississippi’s 2013-2014 Early Migratory Game Bird Seasons Announced

JACKSON - The Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks approved dates for the 2013-14 early hunting seasons for migratory birds on July 17, 2013.  Early migratory game bird hunting seasons set during the July meeting include resident Canada geese, early teal, snipe, woodcock, and rails.  This year, early seasons will be similar to recent years.

The early teal season is Sept. 14-29, 2013.  The bag limit for September teal is 6 per day with no more than 18 in possession.  The hunting season for resident Canada geese is Sept. 1-15, 2013.  The daily bag limit is 5 Canada geese with a possession limit of 15. The hunting season for rails, moorhens, and gallinules is Sept. 14-Nov. 22, 2013.  

Daily bag limit for clapper rails, king rails, moorhens, and gallinules is 15 singly or in aggregate, and the possession limit is 45 singly or in aggregate.  Daily bag limit for Virginia rails and sora rails is 25 singly or in aggregate, and the possession limit is 75 singly or in aggregate.  The hunting season for snipe is Nov. 14, 2013-Feb. 28, 2014.  Daily bag limit is 8 snipe with a possession limit of 24 birds.  Woodcock season is Dec. 18, 2013-Jan. 31, 2014.  The daily bag limit is 3 woodcock with a possession limit of 9 birds.

For more information regarding waterfowl in Mississippi, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com/waterfowl or call us at (601) 432-2199. 


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