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.
Commission District Map This is a link showing the counties included in each Congressional District.
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 excused.
Dr. Sam Polles
Commissioner District 5
Bill F. Cossar
Chairman District 1
Vice-Chairman District 2
Commissioner District 3
Commissioner District 4
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 recreation.