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Why would someone have a problem with people hunting with bows during gun season for this to be sent to AG for an opinion? Looks like bowhunters are gonna have to share a season with primitive weapons.

http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20100624/SPORTS08/100624039

State wildlife officials, working within an opinion from the Attorney General’s office, say they have developed a plan that will keep archery equipment legal during the gun seasons on deer.


The action follows Wednesday’s news that AG Jim Hood had ruled that the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) lacked authority to allow bows during gun season under a specific section of the Mississippi Code.

Without a change in regulation, bows would have been limited to archery season only.
In a media release at 5 p.m. Thursday without further comment, the MDWFP said it will file a notice of intent to create a special bow season to run concurrently with gun seasons this fall and winter.

According to the release, “the MDWFP has filed amended versions of applicable regulations which will establish a special extended archery season, running concurrently with the open seasons for hunting deer with guns and primitive weapons, to help reduce the surplus deer populations.”

The relief granted archers apparently comes with a price, however.

The release also announced a plan to “add an earlier primitive weapon season for antlerless deer only and are consistent with the findings of the Attorney General.”

While it is unclear when that early primitive weapon season would be, it is obvious that would have to fall within dates that have traditionally archery-exclusive.

The regulations will be available for public review online at www.mdwfp.com and in other venues once filed with Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann
 

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yep just found out about this, it is bassically what they wanted to pass in the session and didn't and the Bo Eaton is still pissed at the MBA and got with his democratic Ag and bassically said that for the past 30 odd years people have been hunting illegally with a bow during firearms season.

Can't wait till next years session to see what is brought up again with the MDWFP
 

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WoW! It's amazing to see our AG still had time in his schedule to gouge us bowhunters.Probably just another sneaky way to raise hunting licenses LOL!
 

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What exactly are the seasons this fall for bow, primitive, and guns? Has that been published yet?
they were published but taken down yesterday because we have been hunting illegally during gun season with a bow for the past 30 years. this is some BS to come up with something like this. I mean 30 years to figurs out there is nothing in the law saying that you can't hunt with a bow during gun season? Bo Eaton is another person who needs to go.
 
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