The 2008-2009 Mississippi Quail hunting season is determined each year by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks and is approved by the United States Fish and Wildlife Services. This hunting season is open to hunters, both residents of Mississippi and non-residents of Mississippi who wish to take their daily bag limit of quail in this state. But, these hunters will need to be aware of the rules and regulations that govern this hunting season and are set by these two entities. These rules and regulations include the dates of this hunting season, the amount of Bobwhite quail that can be taken by each hunter, where hunters can pursue and take quail during the season, what licenses and certificates are needed by each hunter and what weapons can be used during this hunting season.
The dates of the 2008-2009 Mississippi Quail hunting season are November 27, 2008 through March 7, 2009. Bobwhite quail hunters can enjoy hunting these birds from 30 minutes before the sun rises until 30 minutes after the sun sets during these days through out the state of Mississippi. These dates and times are important aspects of this hunting season and any hunter who is participating in this sport must be aware of them.
Hunters who hunt quail in Mississippi are required to buy and carry a Mississippi hunting license, it does not matter if they are residents of the state or not. Residents of Mississippi are required to carry a Mississippi Lifetime Sportsman License, or a Mississippi Sportsman License, Mississippi All Game Hunting/ Freshwater Fishing or a Mississippi Small Game Hunting/Freshwater Fishing License. Non-residents of Mississippi are also required to carry a Mississippi Non-resident All Game Hunting License, a Mississippi Non-resident 7-day All Game Hunting License, a Mississippi Non-resident Small Game Hunting License or a Mississippi 7-day Small Game Hunting License.
One last regulation that quail hunters in Mississippi should be aware of is the weapons that they can use. These are also determined by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. These hunters can choose from a 10 gauge or smaller caliber shotgun that is only capable of holding 3 shotgun shells, a handgun or rifle that is no larger than a .22 caliber or a muzzle-loading rifle or shotgun that are at least a .38 caliber, single shot and breech loading. Archery equipment is also permitted, but the hunter wishing to use it must have a Mississippi Archery License.