1997 Regular Session
To: Game and Fish
By: Representative Livingston
House Bill 1335
AN ACT TO BRING FORWARD SECTION 49-7-41, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH DESIGNATES THE BAG LIMITS FOR THE HUNTING OF GAME ANIMALS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 49-7-41, Mississippi Code of 1972, is brought forward as follows:
49-7-41. (1) The commission may set the bag limits for game animals, birds and fish, unless the bag limits are established by the Legislature by statute. This subsection shall stand repealed on July 1, 2000.
(2) (a) The bag limit on buck deer is one (1) buck per day, not to exceed three (3) per license year. Only buck deer with antlers of four (4) points or greater may be taken.
(b) The bag limit on antlerless deer is one (1) per day, not to exceed five (5) per license year; except that two (2) additional anterless deer per license year may be taken with a bow and arrow. Antlerless deer may be taken only in the areas prescribed by order of the commission. It is illegal to take a spotted fawn in any season.
(c) It is unlawful for a nonresident to kill an antlerless deer except on lands that title is vested in the nonresident or on lands that the nonresident has leased hunting and fishing rights.
(3) The bag limit on antlerless deer set by this section shall not apply to private lands under the deer management assistance program or the fee-based anterless program as approved by the department.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997.