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Mississippi Whitetail Deer Hunting Habitat Guide


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Mississippi Whitetail Deer Harvest Data

Mississippi's white-tailed deer harvest data is shown in the table below. The records show Mississippi's white-tailed deer harvest for 2012 is 19126 deer with 7637 bucks and 11489 antlerless deer harvested.

The table includes the deer harvest density for Mississippi's deer habitat as described below. The 2012 white-tailed deer harvest density for Mississippi's deer habitat is 0.44 deer per square mile with 0.18 bucks per square mile and 0.26 antlerless deer per square mile.

DeerMississippi HarvestDeer Per Sq. Mile
Bucks76370.18
Anterless 114890.26
Total191260.44

Mississippi Whitetail Deer Habitat

Mississippi's total land area is 47717 square miles. This includes 3066 square miles of urbanized areas, 1080 square miles of water, and other areas that are not considered as deer habitat. The potential deer habitat within Mississippi is comprised of 43472 square miles of land distributed in the land types shown below.

Habitat Land TypeSquare Miles
Forest17991
Grassland6062
Crops7120
Wetland6921
Shrubland5378
Total Habitat43472

Mississippi Deer Hunting by County

Deer hunting and habitat information. Data is also provided about Eco Regions and Geo Points.

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