Tax-free weekend just in time for doves

Mississippi will offer a Second Amendment Tax Free Weekend as usual, but it will be a week later than normal, Sept. 4-6.

Dove season opens on Saturday, Sept. 5, so hunters who plan on doing some serious sky-blasting will have the first day of the Tax-Free Weekend to make their tax-exempt purchases.

“Well it could be worse, but only if they didn’t have one,” said hunter Bill Taylor of Brandon. “I usually go and buy about six cases of shells before the season starts…. I can go in on (Sept. 4) and load up for the rest of the season.

“That’ll work, because our biggest hunts are always the Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the Labor Day weekend. I’ll need a bunch as always, because my twin sons will be hunting with me, and this year, my youngest child, my daughter Sally, wants to start. She turned 14 and wants to go and I’m happy about it. I bought her a 20-gauge, and she’s ready to go. My boys and I shoot 12s, so I’ll have to get about six cases of 12s and two 20s to get through the season.

“(But) if this COVID 19 keeps them out of school, man I might need a lot more shells. They’ll want to go every day after they do their virtual classes.”

During the Tax-Free Weekend, all gun and archery equipment and some accessories can be purchased without sales tax. Many stores combine sales with the weekend so hunters can really get a bargain.

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Bobby Cleveland
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Bobby Cleveland has covered sports in Mississippi for over 40 years. A native of Hattiesburg and graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, Cleveland lives on Ross Barnett Reservoir near Jackson with his wife Pam.

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