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Freddie Black Choctaw Island WMA/Deer Research Area West Unit

2017-18 Closed Seasons
  • Deer Archery
  • Deer Muzzleloader
  • Bear
  • Alligator
  • Turkey
2017-18 Deer

Deer Modern Gun (permit hunt): Oct. 28-29, 2017 
Deer Modern Gun (youth permit hunt): Nov. 18-19, Nov. 25-26, Dec.2-3 and Dec. 9-10, 2017.
Bag Limit: Three deer, no more than one buck, which may include:

  • Two does with modern gun permit,
  • One buck with modern gun youth permit,
  • Two does with modern gun youth permit.

Deer Notes:

  • A WMA Deer Hunt Permit is required to hunt deer with firearms on this WMA. Click here for details.
  • No dogs allowed.
  • No antler restrictions.
2017 Crow

Sept. 1, 2017-Feb. 19, 2018. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.

2017 Quail

Nov. 1, 2017-Feb. 4, 2018. Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. Bird dogs allowed.

2017 Rabbit

Sept. 1, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts.

2017 Squirrel

May 15, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.

2017 Waterfowl
  • It is unlawful to use any device that simulates wing movement or movement of any kind through electrical or mechanical means, except traditional jerk strings.
  • Closed to waterfowl hunting except youth waterfowl permit holders and their mentors during permit hunts.
    • Hunting ends at noon on these days.
    • Hunting allowed in designated locations through online permit lottery.
    • No more than five participants per party are allowed in each designated location, minimum of one mentor per group, not to exceed two mentors per group (mentors cannot hunt).
    • Visit to apply.
  • Horses and mules are prohibited during deer season.
  • Airboats may not be operated within the Freddie Black Choctaw Island WMA and Deer Research Area (both units, excluding the Mississippi River) during duck season.




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