Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Mississippi Squirrel Seasons Coming Soon
JACKSON - With the first hint of cooler fall weather, many
Mississippi hunters begin thinking about getting into the woods and
hunting squirrels. Squirrel hunting is a great way to spend time
with family or introduce youth and new hunters to the
Once again, Mississippi's squirrel season dates are divided
into three zones with a daily bag limit of 8 squirrels per day.
Youth squirrel seasons open one week prior to the regular
seasons in all zones. Zone 1 includes areas north of US Highway 82
plus those portions of Sunflower County and Washington County south
of Highway 82. Youth season begins September 22, and the
regular season opens September 29. Zone 2 includes areas
between US Highway 82 and US Highway 84 plus portions of the state
south of Highway 84 and west of Interstate 55. Youth season
opens October 6, and the regular season opens October 13.
Zone 3 includes areas south of US Highway 84 and east of
Interstate 55. Youth season opens October 20, and the regular
season opens October 27. Squirrel season in all zones ends on
February 28, 2013.
"Squirrel populations are expected to again be abundant in
most regions again this year," said Rick Hamrick, MDWFP Small Game
Biologist. "Good hardwood mast crops and a mild winter likely
resulted in good squirrel reproduction this summer. It
appears that hardwood mast crops are going to relatively good again
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