Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...

Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...
Stories of my hunting experiences with family, friends or whatever else I want to blog about.

A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter

Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.

Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Regulations Changes For Mississippi Hunters

A couple of changes to regulations on deer will give Mississippi's hunters some more options this season.

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks over the summer altered bag limits for anterless deer and loosened restrictions on primitive weapons.

On private lands only, the anterless deer bag limit was changed to five per year with no daily limit.  On U. S. Forest Service land, the limit was reduced to three per year with a daily limit of one.

The change was intended to offer more flexibility to hunters managing abundant deer herds on private lands and reduce antlerless deer harvest on USFS where lower deer densities may occur, MDWFP said in a release.

The change to primitive weapons regulations is also for hunters on private lands.

During any open season on deer with primitive weapons after November 30, hunters may use any legal weapon of choice on private lands.

Additionally, hunters are required to have a hunting license and must posses a valid primitive weapon license, sportsman's license, or lifetime sportsman's license to take advantage of this new opportunity.

One other new regulation is in place, as well.  Beginning this deer season, hunters are required to wear in full view at least 500 inches of solid unbroken fluorescent orange unless hunting in a stand at least twelve feet above ground or in a fully enclosed deer stand or blind.

Hunters must wear hunter orange while traveling to and from their stand.

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