Primitive weapons season underway

LOGO Miss Wildlife Fish Park patchMississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Deer Program reminds hunters the statewide Primitive Weapons Season for deer runs Dec. 2 through Dec. 15.
Antlerless deer and zone-legal bucks are eligible for harvest. Hunters may take both an antlerless deer and a legal buck within the same day.
Legal weapons are primitive firearms and archery equipment. “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 reintroductions 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.