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2013-14 Deer Draw Hunts


All Deer Hunts:

  • Hunts at Canemount WMA are open ONLY to Mississippi resident license holders and exempt residents age 16 years of age or older.
  • Only archery equipment (including crossbows) and primitive weapons are allowed.
  • All hunts will be 3-day hunts (Friday - Sunday or Monday - Wednesday)
    • Archery Hunts: Oct 4 - Nov 13
    • Primitive Weapons Hunts: Nov 15 - Jan 12
  • Hunters will be selected through a random computer drawing
  • 12 hunters will be selected for each 3-day hunt and randomly assigned to one of 6 designated hunt units
  • Only 2 hunters will be assigned to each clearly marked hunt unit per hunt
  • Applicants MUST have a valid MS Resident Hunting Licence to apply for hunts.
  • Hunters who are drawn must purchase an additional $300 permit for a 3-day hunt.
  • All permits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Applications will be accepted from August 31 - September 10
  • Hunters must provide a valid e-mail address when applying and will be notified by e-mail if drawn

 Bag Limits / Harvest Criteria:

  • Hunters may harvest 1 antlerless deer per day (3 per hunt) and 1 legal buck per hunt, not to exceed the statewide bag limit. 
  • Legal bucks must have an inside spread of at least 16 inches OR one main beam measuring at least 20 inches.

Timeline for Deer Hunt Applications:

  • Applications will be available beginning at 8:00 am Friday, August 30 - Tuesday, Sept 10 at midnight.
  • Drawing will take place on Wednesday, Sept 11.
  • Hunters selected will be notified by email.
  • Permits will go on sale at noon Sept 12 on mdwfp.com. Permits will be $300 per hunter for a 3-day hunt.
  • Drawn hunters must make payment by Thursday, Sept 19 at 8:00 am
  • If full payment is not made by Sept 19 at 8:00 am, hunters will forfeit their permit.
  • A second drawing will be held on Sept 19 to fill unpurchased permits. 
  • Hunters selected during the second drawing will be notified by email.
  • Hunters selected during the second drawing must make payment by Thursday, September 26 at 8:00 am.
  • Any permit not purchased by Sept 26 will be forfeited.  No permits will be sold after Sept 26.