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Hunting in Mississippi: 3 Animals To Hunt in the Spring

By    |   Friday, 29 May 2015 12:11 PM

Spring hunting in Mississippi is basically all about the wild turkey since the state is known for being a great place to hunt sizable gobblers.

According to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks, “Over the last three decades the state has consistently boasted one of the largest turkey populations in the country. With over a quarter of a million birds from the Delta to the Gulf, hunters should have no problem finding a gobbler in the Magnolia State.”

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So, grab your gear and your favorite hunting buddies for a spring hunting outing in Mississippi.

Before you do, here are three animals to hunt during the spring season in Mississippi:

1. Turkey
Toms number in the hundreds of thousands in The Magnolia State, making hunters eager for the spring season to begin in mid-March. The season lasts until around the first of May in most counties, although there are several counties such as Coahoma, Quitman and Sunflower that may have closed parts or be entirely closed to turkey hunting.

Hunters are usually subjected to a three-bag limit for the spring season, or one adult gobbler per day. There is also a special Youth Turkey Hunt season that typically takes place right before the regular spring season, and the requirements to participate include being under 15-years-old.

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2. Squirrel
Hunters wishing to go after squirrels have two seasons to nab their bag limits: spring and fall. For the spring season, hunters can bag up to eight squirrels per day, and the season starts around mid-May and lasts until the beginning of June.

3. Frog
Are you a fan of frog legs? If so, frog hunting is permitted in Mississippi in the spring, usually starting at the beginning of April and lasting through the spring and summer months until the end of September.

Hunters can bag up to 25 frogs per night, and the animals are classified as small game. The Gulf Coast area is highly recommended to those interested in frogging due to “its numerous wetlands, bayous, rivers and streams” as Ezine writer Chris Eger advises.

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

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