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Governor of Mississippi
The Mississippi Commission on
Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks is composed of five persons
appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the
Senate, for a term of five years.
One Commissioner is appointed from each of the five (5)
Congressional Districts as they existed prior to 2000.
The Commission shall elect from its membership a Chairman who
shall preside over meetings and a Vice Chairman who shall preside
in the absence of the Chairman or when the Chairman shall be
Dr. Sam Polles
Bill F. Cossar
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The Commission shall adopt, amend, and repeal such regulations,
ordinances, and rules as may be necessary for the operation of the
department and discharge such other duties, responsibilities, and
powers as are prescribed by statute.
The mission of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife,
Fisheries, and Parks is to conserve and enhance Mississippi's
wildlife, fisheries, and parks and provide quality outdoor