Commission votes down Mississippi’s Spring Turkey season date change

Published 2:19 pm Thursday, May 18, 2023

JACKSON — Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Commissioners voted to not adopt Rule 3.1 which would have pushed back spring turkey season’s opening date to the Saturday closest to March 20. Instead, Commissioner Leonard Bentz made a motion to keep the spring date March 15 and it passed.

Commissioners then voted to suspend the fall season with Bentz voting opposed.

A physical tagging system was approved by the commission again with Bentz voting opposed.

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