Press Release

Friday, April 21, 2017

Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks
1505 Eastover Dr. Jackson, MS 39211
Phone: (601) 432-2400

2017 - 2018 Proposed White-tailed Deer Season and Bag

JACKSON -At a public meeting on April 19, 2017, the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks approved proposed rule changes for the 2017 - 2018 white-tailed deer hunting season.

Deer Hunting Zones
Delta Zone: Areas west of 1-55 and north of 1-20 plus areas south of 1-20 and west of U.S. Highway 61.
Northeast Zone: Areas east of 1-55 and north of U.S. Highway 82.
East Central Zone: Areas east of 1-55, east of U.S. Highway 49, south of U.S. Highway 82, and north of U.S. Highway 84.
Southwest Zone: Areas east of U.S. Highway 61, south of 1-20, west of U.S. Highway 49, and west of MS Highway 35.
Southeast Zone: Areas south of U.S. Highway 84 and east of MS Highway 35.

Bag Limits
Delta, Northeast, East Central, and Southwest Zones: 3 antlerless deer per annual season.
Southeast Zone: 1 antlerless deer per day, not to exceed 2 per annual season.

Open Public Land

Suspend antlerless opportunity except during Archery Only and Youth Gun Seasons.

To view a copy of these proposed rules, visit The proposed changes have been filed with the Secretary of State's Office and will begin a 30-day period for public comment. Sportsmen and women's opinions are encouraged during this evaluation period. Please email or mail your comments for Commission consideration to: or Hunting Seasons Rule Comment, 1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS 39211.

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