Pen-raised quail may be released and
hunted on private land during the statewide quail season. However,
state bag limits must be observed. To harvest more released birds
than bag limits dictate or to hunt released birds outside of the
statewide quail hunting season, a shooting preserve license or
dog training permit is required.
Bird Dog Training Permits
Bird dog training permits are useful
for persons wishing to train dogs with pen-raised quail outside of
the statewide quail season. Bird dog training permits allow the
holder to use marked, pen-raised quail with release pens to train
dogs. Marked, pen-raised quail may be recaptured or shot.
Pen-raised quail may be marked
with dye, tags, or bands. Contact a commercial supplier of
tags and bands for more information on sizes and types available.
Local farm supply stores may be able to obtain bands or tags. An
internet search can quickly yield sources.
Shooting Preserve License
A hunting license is required to
harvest pen-raised quail on a shooting preserve. Shooting preserves
must meet and follow some specific requirements. For more
information on shooting preserves, view or download the regulations for establishing a
quail shooting preserve.
Shooting preserve licenses and bird
dog training permits can be purchased from Regional Offices, or
applications for permits can be obtained online by following this
MDWFP Regional Office Locations
Here for Counties Served by Regional
North Region Office
457 CR 26
Enid, MS 38927
|Central Region Office
506 Hwy 43 South
Canton, MS 39046
|South Region Office
1201 N Clark Avenue
Magnolia, MS 39652