Youth spring turkey season will begin on private lands and authorized state and federal lands March 8 and will run through March 14, after which the regular season will be open through May 1.
Youth hunters ages 15 and under are not required to possess a hunting license. However, youth between the ages of 12 and 15 must have a certificate documenting satisfactory completion of a hunter education course approved by the MDWFP before hunting alone.
Those 15 and under may hunt without having a certificate of hunter education if they are in the presence and under the direct supervision of a Mississippi licensed or exempt hunter who is at least 21 years of age.
Intermediate, advanced shotgun classes available
The MDWFP Education and Outreach Department will continue to offer Intermediate and Advanced Shotgunning classes to our Mississippi hunters through the winter months at the Turcotte Education Center as well as other selected venues. The classes feature insights into connecting with moving targets in the field.
Classes are held on Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. and run until approximately 12:30 p.m. Consult the MDWFP website for one that fits your schedule.
For more information visit www.mdwfp.com or call 601-859-3421.