Mississippi Rabbit Season Opens October 17

Mississippi’s 2015 – 2016 rabbit hunting season opens October 17, 2015 and closes February 28, 2016. The bag limit is eight per day. Rabbit hunting is a fun and exciting way to spend time with family and friends. Rabbit hunters are encouraged to take youth hunting, but be sure to provide supervision on safe firearms handling and shooting. Areas with an ample mixture of grasses, legumes, other broadleaf plants, and low brushy cover typically produce the greatest number of rabbits. Rabbit populations are expected to be mostly abundant where cover is suitable, although localized populations can vary. Many of Mississippi’s open public lands and wildlife management areas offer some rabbit hunting opportunities. Anyone planning to hunt public land should read the regulations before they hunt. Some areas may have season dates and rules that differ from general statewide regulations. For more information regarding rabbit hunting in Mississippi, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com/rabbit or call us at (601) 432-2199. Reprinted from “The Outdoor Wire”  

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