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

Friday, August 01, 2014

Hunter Orange Regulation Changes for Upcoming Deer Season

JACKSON - New for the 2014 - 2015 deer hunting season are changes in "hunter orange" regulations.  When hunting deer during any firearms season for deer, a hunter must wear in full view at least five hundred square inches of solid unbroken fluorescent orange unless hunting in a stand at least twelve feet above ground or in a fully enclosed deer stand or blind.  However, hunters must wear hunter orange while traveling to and from their stand. Hunters are also encouraged to carry a light while walking into the woods before daylight or leaving after dark.

 

"Hunter safety rules are vital to having a safe hunting season.  Hunters are urged to practice good hunting ethics and follow all safety rules to avoid hunting and firearm-related accidents," said Lann Wilf, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, Deer Program Leader.  Please remember the most important part of each hunt is making it home safely.

 

For more information regarding deer or deer hunting opportunities in Mississippi, visit us at www.mdwfp.com/deer or call us at (601) 432-2199. 


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