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

Friday, January 25, 2013

There’s Still Time to Take Advantage of Small Game Seasons

JACKSON - With deer season coming to an end in many parts of Mississippi, and turkey season still several weeks away, there remains a wealth of available hunting opportunities.   Late winter is a great time to take advantage of the state's small game seasons and experience just how much fun small game hunting can be.  There are many devoted small game hunters who are well aware of these opportunities, but many other sportsmen often forget about the joys of pursuing late-season squirrels and rabbits.  Statewide squirrel and rabbit seasons remain open until February 28, 2013, and quail season remains open until March 2, 2013.

Small game hunting is a great way to get new hunters started, so take a new hunter along.  Hunters can move around while small game hunting, which is particularly appealing for many young hunters.  "Small game hunting is a great way for families to spend quality time together," says Dave Godwin, MDWFP Small Game Program Coordinator.  "Young people will remember those hunts fondly, and hopefully they will later share those same types of experiences with others."

For hunters with limited access to private land, there are a number of public land opportunities to hunt small game, including Wildlife Management Areas, National Forests, and National Wildlife Refuges.  Before going out, hunters should be familiar with hunting regulations, including those of any public lands they visit.

For more information regarding small game hunting opportunities in Mississippi, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com or call us at 601-432-2199. 

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