In a recent news release Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks has issued an official statement regarding changes made to it’s hunters ability to harvest antlerless deer on public land.
Delta, Northeast, East Central, and Southwest Zones: 3 antlerless deer per annual season.
Southeast Zone: 1 antlerless deer per day, not to exceed 2 per annual season.
Open Public Land
Suspend antlerless opportunity except during Archery Only and Youth Gun Seasons.
You read that correctly. On public land in 2017-18 it will be illegal to harvest a doe with a gun of any type unless you are a youth hunter. Drastic measures for a state that has hunters who claim the deer numbers are soaring and a high number of deer carcasses laying on the shoulder of I-55. What’s your take on this decision and would you like to see similar adjustments in Louisiana?