I was contacted recently by a Facebook friend who wanted to know if I had heard anything about a buck being shot in my hometown recently and told him no. He sent me a forum site that had the pictures posted and was shocked to know that a deer had been killed in a neighborhood in town. The guy that took all the pictures was in the woods looking for a meter that he needed to read when he found the deer. He took the pictures and then when he came out, the guys were there to load the deer. The meter reader called the game warden and had him on speaker phone when the guy told him about shooting it at night. All the pictures were turned over to the game warden as evidence. Not sure what has happened to the shooter or to the ones loading the buck into the vehicle. Looks like to me if a high-powered rifle had gone off in the city someone would have called it in. Also, they were speculating on the forum that it may have been taken down with a bow by the looks of the exit hole. Whatever the case may be it was still illegal to shoot a deer within the city limits, rife or bow!
Update: Married friends of mine had this to say recently - Last I heard the Mississippi Department Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks has the head. We live close to East Avenue and thinking back we heard a very loud gun shot a few weeks ago in that direction. It was obviously not a pistol shot. First words out my mouth was "that was a rifle shot". It had to be around midnight, because I was in bed. His wife, my best girlfriend, said she heard it also and was very loud. She also said it probably came out of the Vicksburg National Military Park which is not far from East Avenue near Mission 66.