Wildlife & Hunting

Hunting Rules & Regulations

Landowner permission is required to hunt, fish or trap on the lands of another...

Wildlife Management Areas

The Mississippi Wildlife Management Area (WMA) system is expansive and diverse. It includes 51 areas...

Deer Program

Deer hunting regulations are subject to change each year, and often do. Learn more about deer hunting regulations here…

Turkey Program

Few things are as thrilling as the gobble of a wild turkey, and few places can rival Mississippi for thundering...

Alligator Program

Alligator hunting permits are limited. Currently there are 2 open zones of the state that allow alligator hunting...

Waterfowl Program

The MDWFP Waterfowl Program is dedicated to improving waterfowl habitat and hunting opportunities...

Black Bear Program

Mississippi is actually home to two subspecies of black bears. The American black bear (Ursus americanus) occurs in...

Quail Program

Today, habitat management practices that produce the proper cover resources required by quail are essential...

Squirrel Program

There are two game species of squirrels found in Mississippi, the eastern gray squirrel and the eastern fox squirrel...

Dove Program

Dove field permits may be bought in your name or in the name of another licensed hunter. If multiple permits...

Rabbit Program

There are two species of rabbits found in Mississippi, the cottontail rabbit (sometimes called a hillbilly) and...

Nuisance Wildlife in MS

Some species of wildlife, both native and non-native, regularly cause conflicts through interactions with humans...

Furbearer and Trapping

Trapping and Fur Dealer Licenses may only be purchased at the Jackson Office, any Regional Office, State Lake...

Private Land Habitat Program

Wildlife biologists with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks have always provided technical...

Wildlife Research Program

The mission of the MDWFP Wildlife Research Program is to develop meaningful research designed to guide...

Falconry Program

Falconry has been around for centuries dating back to 1000 B.C. and has been a staple in many cultures...

GIS Program

The Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks is pleased to announce its latest efforts to ensure the public has...
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