The Mississippi outdoors is one of the state’s greatest assets, and each year across the state, hunters migrate along with their prey to the wilderness that offers some of the greatest game hunting anywhere in the country. Thanks to massive conservation efforts, the game population within the borders of the state is healthy and productive, so Mississippi offers that hunting experience like no other.
When one thinks of Mississippi’s outdoors and Mississippi wildlife, the image that most embodies it has to be the majestic White Tail deer. Here in abundance—and bordering on overpopulation—the White Tail signifies one of the most anticipated Mississippi hunting seasons. Ranging from primitive weapons to modern gun seasons spread across several months, the White Tail hunting season provides a chance to venture into the wilds of the state and bring back a trophy.
Bird hunting is another great adventure waiting to be had in Mississippi. Whether it’s the Eastern Wild Turkey, a flock of migratory waterfowl or the Mourning Dove, bird hunting is a fun and exciting Mississippi pastime for any enthusiast to experience.
Although any wooded area off the beaten path might hold the chance to bag a big one, there are 49 state controlled Mississippi wildlife management areas, 11 national wildlife refuges and six national forests that allow Mississippi hunting in season. These areas are well policed, but better protected to ensure that the wildlife is both plentiful and healthy.
Truly, Mississippi’s conservation efforts ensure that you will have an incredible hunting experience here. In addition to the state’s governmentally managed wildlife areas, there are private lands and commercial outfitters waiting to give you the opportunity to venture out on the hunt of a lifetime.