My wife's brother lives in Mississippi and there are more deer per square mile in the state of Mississippi than any other state. He killed 3 doe on opening day last year. He told us that some years when the high deer numbers are causing auto accidents the fish and game will lift the limit and allow hunters to harvest as many does as they want. It has only happened like that 1 or 2 times in the last 10 years but it does happen. If you are an archery hunter your season runs from Aug to mid January (I think).
He has some of his deer meat made into tamales and they are incredible. Venison is a main staple in their daily diets.
As you can probably tell I am getting a little bit anxious for deer season to open up around here.