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State Trad Bowhunting Orgs => MISSISSIPPI - Mississippi Traditional Bowhunters => Topic started by: Stringwacker on October 20, 2017, 07:44:00 PM

Title: Hog Hunting Regulations
Post by: Stringwacker on October 20, 2017, 07:44:00 PM
I'm a bit confused. I will read here and there that we need the hog hunting regulations changed. What is it that is being needed? Hogs can be hunted year round on private land with any weapon, day or night.

Public land is an entirely different issue. Can anyone clarify?


From the MDWFP Website
Hours/Season: Landowners and leaseholders may hunt nuisance animals year-round at any time of day or night with no weapon/caliber restrictions on property titled in their name or otherwise owned, or leased by them.
Title: Re: Hog Hunting Regulations
Post by: 8upbowhunter on October 20, 2017, 09:23:00 PM
From what I read folks are wanting to hunt them year round on public land also but I don’t see that happening anytime soon if at all.
Title: Re: Hog Hunting Regulations
Post by: matt steed on October 21, 2017, 06:29:00 PM
From what I understand, on state management areas you can't hunt squirrel's with broadhead. So therefore you can't go hog hunting during squirrel only season on state management areas.

 What most guys are doing during turkey season is actually hog hunting because they can legally have broadheads and hogs can be harvested during any open game season, except squirrel because it's illegal to have broadheads.
Title: Re: Hog Hunting Regulations
Post by: joebuck on October 23, 2017, 02:50:00 PM
Matt is correct. On a state or federal WMA, hunting small game with a bow and arrow that incorporates any point except a blunt is illegal.

On State WMA and federal, you can only hunt hogs with the legal weapon IN season.

Basically, bow hunters are shut out of public land hog hunting in the month of Feb.unless they want to shoot a hog with a blunt.
Title: Re: Hog Hunting Regulations
Post by: jonwilson on October 23, 2017, 03:31:00 PM
That'd be awesome, to be able to hog hunt in February on public!.

Question, does a Judo point count as a blunt?
Title: Re: Hog Hunting Regulations
Post by: joebuck on October 24, 2017, 01:57:00 PM
I would say so Jon.  But the man with badge would have to call that.
Title: Re: Hog Hunting Regulations
Post by: South MS Bowhunter on October 25, 2017, 06:10:00 PM
My issue is the State publishes that we have a hog problem and they should be shot on sight.

But then tie the hands of hunters (mainly bow hunters) through regulations that prevent their elimination.

The main reason given if you ask a Wildlife Officer, and I’m not bashing as I have the upmost regard for the law and those who enforce them
Title: Re: Hog Hunting Regulations
Post by: South MS Bowhunter on October 25, 2017, 06:17:00 PM
I for one would pay a small fee to hunt a little longer.  And I don’t believe that a change of this nature would cause excessive pressure in a lot more people in the woods after hogs.

I believe it would be only a few dye in the wool hunters as ourselves.

Most hunters today as we know are limited on time and hunt only a few days a year if that.

They want quick results and something on the ground to justify the hunt. Once that’s satisfied their home back in the easy chair drinking their ☕️.
Title: Re: Hog Hunting Regulations
Post by: joebuck on October 26, 2017, 10:45:00 AM
SBowhunter...those are excellent points. I hopefully will have some GOOD news in a couple weeks.   :)
Title: Re: Hog Hunting Regulations
Post by: South MS Bowhunter on November 18, 2017, 06:28:00 PM
Any new status?
Title: Re: Hog Hunting Regulations
Post by: joebuck on November 22, 2017, 11:42:00 AM
Nothing yet but still on table
Title: Re: Hog Hunting Regulations
Post by: South MS Bowhunter on November 23, 2017, 08:53:00 PM
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hog Hunting Regulations
Post by: South MS Bowhunter on January 15, 2018, 11:38:00 AM
Joey,

If you haven't seen the thread concern South Carolina and the same issue with small game and broad head here the link to it.

 http://tradgang.com/noncgi/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=156702

Bud has written a well thought out letter to the DNR and is similar to my thoughts.

Has there been any changes to status?

Also any movement with a group hunt?  I haven't been to the MS trad site probably should check it.
Title: Re: Hog Hunting Regulations
Post by: joebuck on February 01, 2018, 11:34:00 AM
No movement yet!   arrrrhhhhhhh
Title: Re: Hog Hunting Regulations
Post by: BOHO on February 02, 2018, 08:24:00 AM
I hope they get that changed but in all honesty I wouldn’t hold my breath. If we push hard 24/7 they may change it in 5 or 6 years .....  maybe.
Title: Re: Hog Hunting Regulations
Post by: joebuck on February 02, 2018, 11:36:00 AM
Feedback was it was really "favored" then something came up and it fell off table. Our guy said he will bring it up again next meeting this month.....
Title: Re: Hog Hunting Regulations
Post by: joebuck on September 04, 2018, 04:03:04 PM
Alright!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's back on the table...stayed tune
Title: Re: Hog Hunting Regulations
Post by: Dry Creek on September 07, 2018, 11:04:02 AM
 :pray:
Title: Re: Hog Hunting Regulations
Post by: joebuck on October 12, 2018, 11:18:32 AM
On sept 19 , I was given 5 minutes of floor time at the MS WFP Commission meeting in Jackson. After explaining to the commissioners and Dr Polles the void in law, I feel extremely confident we ( bowhunters) will be able to legally bowhunt hogs during small game only season ( February and May) on WMA. Furthermore Chairman Cossar said we should be able to hunt hogs at anytime !! So the wording will get changed and we are in business!! 
Title: Re: Hog Hunting Regulations
Post by: Dry Creek on October 22, 2018, 08:53:38 PM
That's good news!
Joey thank you for your time and effort to make this happen.
Craig