Primitive weapon season underway in Mississippi - - Jackson, MS

Primitive weapon season underway in Mississippi

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Primitive Weapon season for deer is open in all deer zones and will remain open until Sunday,
December 15.

Antlerless deer and zone legal bucks are eligible for harvest on private and open public lands.

Deer movement seems to be high statewide during the first two weeks of December. 

Hunters can expect to see more bucks beginning to chase does, which makes for an exciting hunt.

Many older bucks are usually harvested across the state during the Primitive Weapons season.

Weapons legal for use during the Primitive Weapons season include all archery equipment (including crossbows) and primitive firearms.

"Primitive firearms," for the purpose of hunting deer, are defined as single or double barreled muzzle-loading rifles of at least .38 caliber; or single shot, breech loading, metallic cartridge rifles (.35 caliber or larger) and replicas, reproductions, or re-introductions of those type rifles with an exposed hammer; or single or double barreled muzzle-loading shotguns, with single ball or slug.

All muzzle-loading primitive firearms must use black powder or a black powder substitute with percussion caps, #209 shotgun primers, or flintlock ignition.

Hunters can find information about Mississippi's Deer Management Zones, season dates, and hunting regulations here or in the 2013-2014 Mississippi Outdoor Digest.

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