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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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Hatchet said:
I might be wrong, but when I was a kid, I never went into the woods during deer season without wearing orange.  During the summer, I never gave it a second thought.  Perhaps there are restrictions on centerfire rifles on public land for safety reasons?

Nah...there are restrictions on guns because if they find you with a deer rifle out of season they can ticket you without having to show that you were deer hunting...doesn't matter if you have a pile of dead hogs in your truck, you were hunting deer out of season!  Great bit of reasoning there, and makes a lot of fine money for the state.  :shock:
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