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Hog Hunting on the Pascagoula WMA, Learning the rules the hard way

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Saturday AM my hunting buddy and I went to scout for hog sign at the P'goula WMA. We brought our guns in case we got lucky. On the way out, we got stopped by the rangers and Jackson County Sherrifs. Apparently, in the P'goula WMA, you can only hunt hogs during any other open season for game with weapons allowed during that season. Since deer season is over, our 30-06 and 308 rifles were not allowed and we got citations for that. From now until deer season in the fall, only small game weapons are allowed. Right now it is 22 rimfire or archery. It seems rather silly to hunt hogs with 22 rimfires, but the ranger said it is possible.

We will be going back, this time with 22LRs and a bow I have. Frankly, I think the bow, a hunting compound, is the best weapon...

If you have private land, you can use any waepon after March 1st....

Hope this is helpful.
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Brutus you are correct. I hunt in Matherville which is in Wayne county and I saw 1 adult doe all season long, we killed 8 bucks and 3 does and 1 of those was a yearling doe. The hogs have about run all the deer out, from what I understand bucks will tolerate the hogs more than does will. I also understand the hogs will kill and eat fawns which may be the reason we didn't see many deer last few years. Went to check game camera 2 weeks ago, found 3 or 4 different deer tracks and literally hog tracks of all sizes everywhere. Trapping them in large pens is about the most effective.
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