Can someone explain to me why MS' deer seasons are structured like they are? The state's I learned to deer hunt in deer season started Oct 1 with archery, then depending on where the 2nd Sat fell gun season started around Nov 11th +- a day or 2 and ran 2 weeks/3 weekends, then primitive aka back then muzzle loader season had a 2 week season at the end. You could hunt with a bow from start to finish through all seasons if that is what you chose, you could hunt modern firearm or muzzle loader through the entire gun season if you chose. There was no zones the whole state started and stopped on the same day. A deemed legal buck was a deemed legal buck no matter what part of the state you were in or whether you were hunting private or public land. It seemed so simple and the state always has a great deer population and turns out a lot of really big bucks every season. This is not a put down on MS just that I am assuming there is a good reason for MS's some what complex deer season format and was just wondering why the season is formatted the way it is? And by the way Colorado is 1000 times more complicated then any other state to understand.