Have hunted deer in Mississippi for 44 years or so, it has changed a lot there over that time from where if you saw a few deer during a season to having 28 deer within 30 yards at one time, the population of deer has certainly expanded a lot.
With an out of state license you call in to report a harvest so there is a record of it when transporting your deer back to Texas or where ever you are ending up with it. Much of the state has antler restrictions to protect the 1.5 year old bucks.
Over those years have seen the limits change a lot, when I started the limit was one buck per year and you got a tag. There was the time when does were only available to be harvested during archery and muzzle loader seasons with a limit of 2 per year but a buck a day for an almost 4 month season. Needless to say the buck to doe ration got really bad, 27 does to one buck according to the biologist on my small place in East Central MS during that time. The Ratio got much better when for a few years the limits were changed to 8 does and 3 bucks and no tags so on the honor system to keep it at that. Daily limit though was 1 buck and 1 doe per day.
Haven't looked at this years regs yet but plan to be there the last week of December this year.
Think the Feeder situation is still like it has been for several years of you can have feeders but cannot hunt so that you can see them from the stand.
Dogs are still a big part of deer hunting in Mississippi and wish they would cut that out but there is lots of lobbying $ involved so doubt will see any change in that any time soon.
Rut back when I started hunting there was generally in the first 2 weeks of December but when the buck to doe ratio got so bad out of proportion it changed to more like when the bucks were not too tired. 28:1 the poor bucks didn't have to look for does they were everywhere and lots of does went through lots of cycles. Turkey hunting one morning in April watched a buck with velvet antlers started breed a doe, crazy as that sounds.
The hunting has gotten much better now at least for bucks as liberal limits they finally put in place helped get the ratio more in line, since then the rut peaks usually the last week of December, at least in the East Central part of the state.
Not sure what part of the state you will be hunting but hunting cutovers the first two or three years after clear cutting has been very productive. Water oak trees will still be dropping acorns almost till the end of December. White Oaks have already dropped theirs.
Have fun hunting there it can be a blast and definitely different than sitting in a box blind waiting for a feeder to run. Food plots are very popular though and productive.