Deer management technical guidance

LOGO Deer Crossing SIGNMississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Deer Program biologists provide countless hours of technical guidance to landowners, lease holders, and hunters across the Magnolia State annually.

This technical guidance is primarily provided through the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP). In 2012, MDWFP Deer Program biologists conducted over 200 technical guidance site visits.

Harvest data collected by deer hunters enrolled in DMAP is the primary tool that the MDWFP uses to monitor the state’s deer herd.

Annually, over 500 DMAP cooperators provide deer harvest data to the MDWFP.

For more information regarding DMAP or deer hunting opportunities in Mississippi, go to or call 601-432-2199.