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Third White-tailed Deer Gun Season Opens December 24
JACKSON – Mississippi’s third white-tailed deer gun hunting season will open December 24 and run through January 21. Hunting with dogs is allowed during this season. Legal deer include legal bucks and antlerless deer on private lands, and legal bucks only on open public lands.

2015 Youth Participation Initiative Squirrel Hunt
JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks is partnering with the Mississippi Wildlife Federation, Mississippi State University Extension Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to host seven youth squirrel hunts throughout Mississippi on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Hunt locations will be Canal Section WMA, Caney Creek WMA, Copiah County WMA, Howard Miller WMA, O’Keefe WMA, Pascagoula River WMA, and Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge. These hunts were developed to introduce youth to small game hunting and conservation. The hunts are provided at no cost to participants.

Live Webcam Offers Glimpse of Waterfowl in the Mississippi Delta
JACKSON – Waterfowl are continually arriving on many Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) in the Delta to make Mississippi their winter home. A special video camera was installed on one of these WMAs to give the public a live look at the lives of waterfowl and other waterbirds in the Delta. This is the first time that this technology has been used to give the public the opportunity to view live footage of wintering ducks on public lands that are open to hunting.

White Crappie Stocked into Lake Tangipahoa at Percy Quin State Park
JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau stocked 29,875 white crappie into Lake Tangipahoa on Monday, December 8. Lake Tangipahoa is located in Percy Quin State Park near McComb. The lake was closed and drained in 2012 after the levee was damaged following Hurricane Isaac

MDWFP Youth Waterfowl Hunting and Education Camp
JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) has joined together once again with Ducks Unlimited and other volunteers to host the Youth Waterfowl Hunting and Education Camp.

Access Improvements Made on Pascagoula River WMA (1)
JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) recently made road improvements on Pascagoula River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) located in George and Jackson counties. Deep Slough and Big Slough Roads in the Jackson County portion of the WMA received numerous renovations. Many of the WMA’s roads lie within the floodplain of the Pascagoula River and are frequently damaged during winter and spring flooding. Road maintenance is a year-round task for WMA personnel as MDWFP strives to provide adequate access for user activities and management needs. Further access improvements are planned for the George County portion of the WMA in the following months.

Primitive Weapons Season for Deer Opens December 2
JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) reminds hunters that the statewide Primitive Weapons Season for deer opens December 2 and runs through December 15 in all three Deer Management Zones. Antlerless deer and zone-legal bucks are eligible for harvest. Hunters may take one legal buck per day not to exceed three per license year. On private lands, the antlerless deer bag limit is five per license year with no daily limit. On U.S. Forest Service lands, the antlerless bag limit is one per day, not to exceed three per year.

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