How to Do Duck Season in Mississippi

Photo Credit: Delta Duck Hunts, Tunica, Miss.

A gentleman’s sport, duck hunting provides the ultimate wild game challenge. They say a morning in the duckblind is an experience unlike any other– so make your way to Mississippi’s waterfowl sanctuary. The 2018 duck hunting season in Mississippi begins November 23 and runs through January 27.

Where to Hunt

From state, federal and privately owned lands managed intensively for waterfowl to the various public waterways throughout the state, there are numerous Wildlife Management Areas and National Wildlife Refuges available for public waterfowl hunting in Mississippi.

Howard Miller WMA • Issaquena County

Manhannah WMA • Issaquena and Warren Counties

Muscadine Farms WMA • Washington County

Malmaison WMA • Grenada, Leflore and Carroll Counties

Sunflower WMA • Sharkey County

Tallahatchie NWR • Grenada and Tallahatchie Counties

Mathews Brake NWR • Holmes and Leflore Counties

Morgan Brake NWR • Holmes County

Yazoo NWR • Washington County

Panther Swamp NWR • Yazoo and Humphreys Counties

Private hunting clubs throughout the state allow hunters to pursue ducks in even more secluded settings. Check out the following guided duck hunting opportunities and see what other amenities they have to offer.

Delta Duck Hunts  • Tunica

Mississippi Delta Ducks • Greenwood

Mossy Island Outfitters • Morgan City

Get Outfitted

The legacy of duck hunting runs deep in Mississippi, inspiring hunting and sports outfitters such as Mossy Oak and Drake Waterfowl to grow their homegrown hunting-gear into enormous successes used by hunters everywhere. Also check out Raggio Custom Callsa Mississippi duck call manufacturer who collaborates with Filson.

Where to Stay

Near or in the Delta flyway zone are 6 state parks featuring cabins, lodges and primitive camping to suit hunters’ needs. Private outfitters usually offer their own lodging. Take the opportunity to visit our cities and small towns along the way—you’ll find the best of Mississippi cuisine, entertainment and comfortable lodgings after a day on the hunt.

Where to Eat

An early morning in the blind can create quite the appetite. Check out these rustic, uniquely Mississippi dining establishments in the flyway zone of the Delta region.

The Blue & White Restaurant – Tunica, MS

The Hollywood Café - Tunica, MS

The Onward Store – Onward, MS

Lusco’s – Greenwood, MS

Doe's Eat Place - Greenville, MS

These are just a few of the MANY culinary offerings of the Delta region.

When You Go

Make sure to check with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks for season details and limits and get licensed before you bag some birds.

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