I have done more looking into it as I carry 24/7 regardless and this is really bothering me. As I said, I carry concealed and am not too worried about so save the "concealed is concealed" because I already go by it. Page 22-23 of the Outdoor Digest (found here http://home.mdwfp.com/ContentManagement/PDF/PdfFetch.ashx?id=913 ) states Primitive Weapons Primitive weapons for deer hunting are defined as longbows, recurves or compound bows, crossbows by Special or General Permit only, and primitive firearms. âPrimitive Firearms,â for the purpose of hunting deer, are defined as single or double barreled muzzle-loading rifles of at least .38 caliber; single shot, breech loading, cartridge rifles (.35 caliber or larger) and replicas, reproductions, or reintroductions of those type rifles; and single or double-barreled muzzle-loading shotguns, with single ball or slug. All muzzle-loading Primitive Firearms must use black powder or a black powder substitute with either percussion caps, #209 shotgun primers, or flintlock 23 ignition. Breach loading single shot rifles must have exposed hammers and use metallic cartridges. The rifle type and caliber restrictions, set forth above, shall not apply to youths age 15 years and under, who are hunting during any youth hunting season as set by the Commission. Youths hunting during special youth hunting seasons may carry and use any firearm with which they can safely hunt, and in compliance with other applicable laws, rules, and regulations. For the purpose of Public Notice 2280, a âblackpowder substituteâ is defined as a substance designed, manufactured and specifically intended to be used as a propellant in muzzleloading or other black powder firearms, excluding modern smokeless powder. Metallic cartridges may be loaded with either black powder or modern smokeless powder (cartridges purchased at sporting goods stores). Handguns or sidearms are not allowed for hunting deer during these special seasons. Telescopic sights are allowed while hunting with any primitive firearm during the primitive weapon seasons. A âtelescopic sightâ is defined as an optical sighting device with any magnification. which contradicts what the state of Mississippi has to say about it here http://www.dps.state.ms.us/dps/dps.nsf/divpages/hp2fpu-permits?OpenDocument Â§ 97-37-1. Deadly weapons; carrying while concealed; use or attempt to use; penalties. (3) It shall not be a violation of this section for any person to carry a firearm or deadly weapon concealed in whole or in part if the possessor of the weapon is then engaged in a legitimate weapon-related sports activity or is going to or returning from such activity. For purposes of this subsection, "legitimate weapon-related sports activity" means hunting, fishing, target shooting or any other legal sports activity which normally involves the use of a firearm or other weapon. So we have one state agency saying we cannot carry a sidearm while hunting during a primitive weapon season but we have another state agency telling us we can? This is the definition of gray area and needs to be clarified one way or the other. I doubt very seriously even a bad lawyer could lose in court with it listed the way it is. It needs to be in black and white print one way or the other. I will continue to carry my sidearm on my just as I always do hunting. Would love to see some clarification though.