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Hunting in Mississippi: 3 Invasive Species to Mississippi and Its Rules for Hunting Them

By    |   Friday, 29 May 2015 11:17 AM

Mississippi shares many invasive species with other states, such as feral pigs, coyotes, and beavers to name a few, and rules for hunting these animals in Mississippi mimic many of the laws existing elsewhere regarding these intrusive animals.

Hunters and landowners should refer to the Nuisance Wildlife Regulations in Mississippi every year to stay up-to-date on rules and regulations regarding animals deemed invasive before hunting or trapping these or any animals to be sure he or she is complying with state regulations.

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However, here are three invasive species and rules for hunting them in Mississippi:

1. Wild Pig
Feral hogs are a problem in many states in the USA, and Mississippi is no different. As a result, hunters have lots of leeway in how they hunt and kill these pigs. For example, feed and bait may be used year-round to hunt these pigs with the exception of “whole, chopped, or ground-up grains,” according to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

Hunters may also capture these pigs and transport them if they obtain a Life Wild Hog Transportation Permit. However, hunters must agree to only release the pigs at their destination into an enclosure that is smaller than 500 square feet that has absolutely no way for the hog to escape before being slaughtered.

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Hunters intending to trap feral pigs are also not required to obtain a Mississippi trapping license, but they do need to have a proper hunting license.

2. Coyote
A few unique rules apply to hunting and/or trapping coyotes, including being one of only two animals allowed to be sold alive (the other being a fox). These nuisance animals are also allowed to be kept alive in permitted coyote enclosures.

3. Fox
Rules about hunting and trapping foxes are almost exactly the same as the rules discussed above for coyotes. They, too, can be kept in enclosures and sold alive. Also like coyotes, foxes can be hunted year-round.

This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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