Crossbow Hunting Regulations in Mississippi

Welcome to our crossbow hunting in Mississippi regulations guide. We do our best to ensure the information presented here is up to date, however we cannot guarantee that the text below is entirely void of any errors; regulations do change from time to time and it’s very possible we might have missed a recent change. As such, it is your responsibility to make confirm that the regulations below still apply before going on a crossbow hunting trip in the State of Mississippi.

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Crossbow Hunting in Mississippi

As of March 2013, using a crossbow for hunting in Mississippi has been officially approved by the Mississippi Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission. Certain restrictions still apply; the crossbow can only be used for hunting during the January deer archery season.

Before this change, hunting with a crossbow was only legal in a handful of locations in Mississippi, and only if:

  • You had a disability permit
  • You were 15 years or younger
  • You were 55 years or older

It’s worth noting that no mechanical devices designed to control flight trajectory can be attached to an arrow when hunting in Mississippi. Nor is it allowed to use an arrow chemical dispenser to immobilize or kill game through chemical means. Finally, it’s not allowed to hunt using anything but broadheads; you may carry field points with you, but they can never be shot at an animal.

Any Changes?

If you believe the information above is no longer valid, please get in touch with us and let us know what has changed. We will check to make sure of your information is accurate and then we’ll immediately update the regulations described above. Thank you in advance for any help offered.


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  1. Is it legal to use crossbow in Bienville National Forest in Ms. If so what seasons can I use it

  2. Look up house bill 1383 in Mississippi and you can hunt with it. IF YOU ARE LEGALLY DISABLED. I don’t agree that you must be DISABLED but that is what the current law states. This reply is for questions pertaining to the “AIR BOW”

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