Turkey and small game, too

Mark Lance with a turkey killed in Senatobia on March 30, 2018.
Mark Lance with a turkey killed in Senatobia on March 30, 2018.

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.

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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