JACKSON, Miss.- If you're heading to the woods this weekend you'll need to put up your regular rifle for a couple of weeks as primitive weapon season starts Saturday in most areas of the state.
For the last couple of weeks hunters in the magnolia state have enjoyed being able to get out and about with their guns for the first time this season as the main part of deer season has begun.
Inevitably around this time of the year the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks gets a lot of questions regarding the legislation that allows hunter to use other primitive weapons besides the typical black-powder rifles that have been around forever.
For more information on the legality of certain weapons you can visit the MDWFP page addressing that here.
Weather has been pretty good for the most part in Mississippi for the first two weekends of rifle season and this weekend looks to be the same. While it might be a little warm for some hunter's taste, the rain chances that were present earlier in the week have shrunk to around 20% or less now.
Temperatures will be up over 70 for most areas on both Saturday and Sunday with lows into the low-50's during the overnight hours. While not exactly the best hunting weather, black powder season should start off dry.
For all hunting dates and seasons in Mississippi and you area click here.