Dove season opens Sunday in Mississippi

Published 5:33 pm Wednesday, August 28, 2019

JACKSON — Dove season in Mississippi will open Sunday at 2 p.m., the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks announced.

Hunting in the North Zone — which includes Warren and all of its surrounding counties — will be open Sept. 1 to Oct. 6; Oct. 19 to Nov. 16; and Dec. 21 to Jan. 14.

Hunters must have a current license complete with Harvest Information Program (HIP) registration, which is required for anyone hunting migratory game birds in each state hunted.

To complete HIP registration, hunters must use any of the methods or vendors available for purchasing hunting licenses. During the HIP process, hunters are asked questions about their migratory game bird hunting activity and harvest from the previous year.

MDWFP conservation officers will be working with federal officers during the dove seasons to ensure hunters comply with state and federal hunting laws.

Dove hunters should ensure their shotguns are not capable of holding more than three shells. The total combined bag limit for mourning and white-winged doves is 15 per person per day, with no more than 45 in possession. On opening day, the possession limit is the same as the daily bag limit.