Squirrel Hunting Season
2023 - 2024 Squirrel Hunting Seasons:
Youth Season*: September 23, 2023- September 29, 2023; Daily Bag Limit: 8 squirrels (regardless of species)
Fall Season: September 30, 2023 - February 28, 2024; Daily Bag Limit: 8 squirrels (regardless of species)
Spring Season: May 15, 2024 - June 1, 2024; Daily Bag Limit: 4 squirrels (regardless of species)
*Private lands and authorized state and federal lands including Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers managed lands which designate the squirrel youth season in their regulations and open U.S. Forest Service National Forest lands. Persons eligible to participate in this special hunt are those who are 15 years of age or younger. A child at least 12 years of age and under 16 years of age must have a certificate of satisfactory completion of a hunter education course approved by the department before hunting alone in this state; otherwise, they must be in the presence and under the direct supervision of a licensed or exempt hunter at least 21 years of age when hunting. A child under the age of 12 must be in the presence and under the direct supervision of a licensed or exempt hunter at least 21 years of age when the child is hunting. A licensed hunter supervising a child as provided in this section must hold a valid Mississippi license for the species being hunted.