2022-2023 Velvet Buck Season

PRESS RELEASE

7/11/2022 4:24:32 PM
By MDWFP

In the 2022 Legislative Season, House Bill 1035 was passed, establishing a velvet buck season in Mississippi. To participate in this season, hunters will be required to obtain a special Velvet Season Permit. These permits will be available to purchase August 1, 2022 at anywhere you can purchase a hunting and fishing license.

Here’s what you need to know to be ready to hunt this September:

When: September 16-18, 2022

Where: Private Lands Only

What: Only legal bucks for the respective Deer Management Unit may be harvested. Find your Deer Management Unit here.

With: Archery Only – Longbows, recurves, compound bows, and crossbows. There is no minimum or maximum draw weight. There is no minimum length arrow. Fixed or mechanical broadheads may be used.

Price: All hunters, unless exempt or have a lifetime license, must possess a valid Velvet Season Permit. The cost of the permit for residents is $10.00. For non-residents, this permit is included in your $50.00 deer permit.

Additional Rules to note:

Check out: https://www.mdwfp.com/media/news/wildlife-hunting/2022-velvet-season/?fs=e&s=cl to find out more.

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