Mississippi hunters have an opportunity in 24 counties to get a wild turkey for the Thanksgiving table.
Mississippi’s fall turkey season began in mid-October and ends on Nov. 15 in the three fall turkey zones:
- Delta: The counties of Bolivar (west of the main Mississippi River levee and those lands east of the main Mississippi River levee known as 27 Break Hunting Club), Coahoma, Desoto, Issaquena, Tunica, and Washington (west of the main Mississippi River levee).
- North Central: The counties of Benton, Lafayette, Marshall, Panola, Tippah and Union.
- Southwest: The counties of Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Copiah, Hinds, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Madison, Warren, Wilkinson, and Yazoo.
The fall limit in all areas is two turkeys, which may be either-sex.
Small-game seasons are open for rabbit, squirrel, raccoon, opossum and bobcat, as well as the trapping season. Does anybody like mulligan stew?
Even quail hunters get a brief shot in November. The statewide season opens Nov. 28 and runs through March 7.