Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Mississippi’s Dove Season is Quickly Approaching
Jackson - One of the most popular hunting days of the year is
quickly approaching. This year, opening day of Mississippi's dove
season is Saturday, September 1. Conservation officers with
MDWFP will be present throughout the state to ensure safety and
compliance with all state and federal hunting regulations.
During their final preparations for opening day, hunters need
to consider the following:
· Hunting licenses should be current for
the 2012 hunting season, complete with Harvest Information Program
(HIP) certification. HIP certification is completed whenever
a hunter answers questions about their previous seasons' bird
harvest when purchasing a license.
· Hunters should be sure their shotguns
are plugged and are not capable of holding more than three
· Hunting with the aid of bait is
illegal, and it is the hunter's responsibility to know if the field
is baited or not. Hunters need to be able to answer these
questions before hunting. Did I know the field was baited?
Did I look to see if the field was baited? Did I ask how the field
· The bag limit for mourning doves is 15
per day with no more than 30 in possession, and the possession
limit does not apply on opening day. Legal shooting hours are
from 30 minutes prior to sunrise to sunset.
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