Welcome to MDWFP's Law Enforcement and Outdoor Education section. Learn how you can help preserve Mississippi's natural heritage.

Discover resources on wildlife regulations, safety protocols, shooting facilities, and conservation efforts. 

Explore educational programs designed to enhance your outdoor skills and knowledge, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all outdoor enthusiasts. 

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Law Enforcement

Hunting Rules

Access all rules and regulations associated with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks to ensure compliance and safety.

Law Enforcement Boat

Find information about how to become a conservation officer.

Fishing Rules 2024

Mississippi's Wildlife laws are intended to keep people safe, protect personal property, and conserve the state's natural resources

Programs and Education

Hunter Education Class

Any person born after January 1, 1972, must complete a hunter education course to legally hunt in Mississippi.

Boater Education 2024

Any person born on or after June 30, 1980, must complete a boating education course in order to operate a boat on Mississippi public waterways.

Female shooting a handgun at Turcotte Shooting Facility

All three of MDWFP's Shooting Facilities provide comprehensive handgun courses tailored to various skill levels, from beginners to advanced shooters.

McHenry Shooting Range

The Mississippi Scholastic Shooting Program (MSSP) is a team-based youth development program that uses the shotgun sports of 5-Stand, Skeet, and Sporting Clays to instill life skills and values.

2024 AIMS

Archery in Mississippi Schools (AIMS) is designed to introduce 4th-12th grade students to the sport of International-Style Target Archery during their Physical Education Class and as an extracurricular team sport.



Cultivating young enthusiasts in hunting, fishing, and outdoor conservation — learn about our exciting youth programs.

Shooting Facilities

Man shooting skeet at McIvor Shooting Facility

The McIvor Shooting Facility is located in Sardis, MS, and offers rifle and pistol ranges, skeet/trap fields, duck flush, 3D archery, and more.

Female shooting shotgun on Turcotte Shooting Facility's Sporting Clay Course

The Turcotte Shooting Facility is located in Canton, MS, and offers rifle and pistol ranges, skeet/trap fields, 3D archery, and more.

McHenry Shooting Range

The McHenry Shooting Facility is located in Perkinston, MS, and offers rifle and pistol ranges, skeet/trap fields, 3D archery, and more. 

Locations and Contacts

North Region Enid Office

457 County Road, Enid, MS 38927


North Region Tupelo Office

272 County Road 995, Tupelo, MS 38804


Central Region Office

506 Hwy 43 South, Canton, MS 39046


South Region Office

1201 North Clark Ave., Magnolia, MS 39652