|Youth Waterfowl Hunting Day is January 31|
JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) would like to remind everyone that all Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) with waterfowl hunting opportunity will be open for the final statewide youth waterfowl hunting day of the season on January 31, 2015. Adults are encouraged to participate by taking a youth under the age of 16 to experience waterfowl hunting on public or private lands.
|MDWFP Creates Interactive Map Listing Fishing Regulations|
JACKSON – Finding fishing regulations on Mississippi’s water bodies has just gotten easier. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau has launched a new interactive map that will help anglers learn about fishing regulations on their favorite fishing area. Users can click on a lake or stream name and be directed to a webpage with all of the special fishing regulations for that water body. The map is available on the MDWFP website at www.mdwfp.com/fishing-boating/map-of-fishing-regs.
|Wildlife Management Area Turkey Hunting Applications Available|
JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) is accepting applications for permitted turkey hunting on selected Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs). Permitted turkey hunts are offered to provide a quality turkey hunting experience and are available on 19 WMAs across the state. To participate in these hunts, applicants must apply online at www.mdwfp.com/draws before February 15and have a valid Mississippi hunting license before applying for a WMA draw hunt.
|Winter Crappie Fishing Is Heating Up|
JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau reports that crappie fishing has picked up on several lakes. Anglers are catching crappie by trolling with jigs or minnows in open water at Lake Lincoln State Park near Wesson and fishing jigs around boat docks and piers at Eagle Lake in Warren County.
|Men Found Guilty of Headlighting Deer|
JACKSON—Michael Shane Uzzle Jr., 19, of Vicksburg, and Ricky Breland, 20, of Redwood, were found guilty Wednesday in Warren County Justice Court of headlighting deer. Uzzle pled guilty to two counts of headlighting and was fined $10,382 after serving 10 days in the Warren County Jail. Additionally, his right to hunt, fish, and trap is forfeited for two years. He is currently under a one year license forfeiture for the illegal harvest of a paddlefish in 2014 at which time he was fined $2,500.
|MDWFP to Graduate 21 New Conservation Officers|
JACKSON—The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) will host a graduation ceremony for its 2014 Cadet Class on January 15 at 10 a.m. at the Livingston Performing Arts and Media Center at Roosevelt State Park in Morton. This event is open to the public.
|MDWFP Conservation Officers Arrest Convicted Felon|
JACKSON—Huey Turlich, 39, has been arrested by officers of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP).
|White Crappie Stocked at Lake Mary|
JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks' (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau stocked 45,500 white crappie into Lake Mary on December 15. Lake Mary is a 2,250 acre oxbow lake located approximately 20 miles west of Woodville in Wilkinson County. The white crappie were reared at MDWFP’s North Mississippi Fish Hatchery near Enid.
|Duncan Lake in Hattiesburg Joins the MDWFP Community Fishing Assistance Program|
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks' (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau is pleased to announce that the City of Hattiesburg has enrolled Duncan Lake into the MDWFP Community Fishing Assistance Program. Duncan Lake is a 16 acre water body located on James Street in the City of Hattiesburg in Forrest County.
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