11 confirmed cases of chronic waste disease in Mississippi, last day of deer hunting

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Today is the last day for deer hunting season in Mississippi.

The current season is for archery or primitive weapons only.

Hunters can only kill legal bucks on private or open public land. Open public lands include U.S. National Forests or corps of engineers lands.

Wildlife management areas are not considered open public land. 

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks continues to test deer for chronic wasting disease. 

There have been 11 confirmed cases in our state.

Officials are relying on hunter-harvested deer for the remainder of the season.
 

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