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New Bill Filed Aims to Preserve White-Tailed Deer

JACKSON, Miss. – Right now your limits on killing whited-tailed deer are set by the Mississippi legislature, but since the legislature only meets three months out of the year and sometimes getting measures passed can be a real hassle, State Senator Giles Ward wants change that.

“In many areas of the state we have found that the herd is actually increasing larger than the harvest that is occurring, and we have biological evidence to support this,” said Ward.

A bill Ward has filed would put the decision of setting bag limits in the hands of the five member commission at the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. He says they have biological experts readily available to give them advice. He says it is all about preserving the resource.

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