After record flooding in the area, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife has released their criteria for deer hunting in the South Delta region.
According to the MDWFP, data collection, including hunter observation and harvest data, will be imperative over the next two to three years to properly assess the full impacts of the prolonged flooding.
During the September 26 meeting of the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, white-tailed deer seasons and bag limits were set for the South Delta Zone impacted by flooding.
While archery season opens on October 1st for other regions, the South Delta region will be delayed by two weeks.
The framework for the South Delta Zone is as follows:
Dates: October 15 through January 31 (public and private land)
Bag limits: two antlerless deer and two bucks
On private land only, one buck must meet antler criteria and one may be any antlered deer
South Delta Zone: All Mississippi lands south of Bunge Road; south of Highway 14; west of Highway 149; west of Highway 3; west of Highway 61 from Highway 3 to Business 61 and to I-20; and east of the of state line (in MS River).