1999 Regular Session
To: Wildlife and Fisheries
By: Senator(s) Jackson
Senate Bill 2496
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 49-7-33, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE, FISHERIES AND PARKS TO ISSUE PERMITS ALLOWING THE USE OF CORN FOR HUNTING DEER; TO PROVIDE FOR A REASONABLE FEE FOR THE PERMIT; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 49-7-33, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
49-7-33. (1) It is unlawful to hunt, trap or kill any wild bird or wild animal of any kind with the aid of bait, recordings of bird or animal calls, or electrically amplified imitations of calls of any kind, except a person may use electrically amplified sound devices for hunting coyote and crow. The commission, in its discretion, may relax the restrictions regarding the use of lures or sound devices if a condition arises or exists, as decided by the State Board of Health or county board of health, that may endanger persons or livestock in a certain community, county or area.
A person may use liquid scents for any animal or bird.
(2) The department may issue permits for hunting deer over corn feeders. The department shall establish a reasonable fee for the permits not to exceed Twenty Dollars ($20.00).
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1999.