There are reports that HB 1282, authored by Rep. Bo Eaton, has died in committee this morning. Senator Tommy Gollott called a meeting of the Wildlife Fisheries and Parks Committee in the Senate and did not call it off the calendar.

This is a HUGE political miscalculation for Gollott and the Senate leadership and will negatively impact hunters and farmers statewide. The bill had the full support of MS Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks and would have featured and additional 3 full weeks of rifle hunting for the state’s young hunters under the age of 16.