|MDWFP to Host Youth Fishing Rodeo at Lake Bogue Homa|
JACKSON - The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) will host a youth fishing rodeo at Lake Bogue Homa on Saturday, October 4. The fishing rodeo is open to youth 15 years and under; registration begins at 7 a.m. Lake Bogue Homa is located six miles east of Laurel off Hwy 84.
|Mississippi Deer Archery Seasons Open October 1 & 15|
JACKSON – Many Mississippians are looking forward to the opening of deer archery season on October 1 for the Hill and Delta Zones and October 15 for the Southeast Zone. Longbows, recurves, compound bows, and crossbows are all considered legal archery equipment and can be used during all seasons for deer. There is no minimum or maximum draw weight, no minimum arrow length, and fixed or mechanical broadheads may be used.
|Squirrel Season Opens October 1|
JACKSON – The 2014 – 2015 Mississippi squirrel hunting season opens soon. Squirrel hunting is a great way to spend time with family and introduce new hunters to the outdoors. Squirrel hunters will notice some changes to the season this year.
|Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day at “Outdoorama on the Rez”|
JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) invites Mississippians to join in the nationwide celebration of hunting, fishing, shooting, and wildlife conservation on September 27, National Hunting and Fishing Day, by attending “Outdoorama on the Rez.” National Hunting and Fishing Day was created in 1971 to celebrate hunting and fishing and to recognize America's sportsman-based system of conservation funding. That system now generates more than $1.7 billion per year and benefits all who appreciate wildlife and wild places.
|Apply Now for Rabbit Hunts at Trim Cane and Nanih Waiya WMAs|
JACKSON – Applications are now available for draw rabbit hunts with dogs on Nanih Waiya and Trim Cane Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs). To participate in these hunts, applicants must apply online at www.mdwfp.com/draws before October 15. Applicants must have a valid Mississippi hunting license before applying for a WMA draw hunt. After purchasing or renewing a hunting license, applicants must wait 24 hours before applying.
|Early Teal and Rail Seasons Open September 13|
JACKSON – Fall is approaching, and with it comes Mississippi’s first duck hunting opportunity when the early teal season opens on September 13. The 16-day season will end on September 28. Hunters should make sure their hunting license is current for the 2014 – 2015 hunting season, complete with Harvest Information Program (HIP) certification for Mississippi. Hunters will also need to purchase state and federal waterfowl stamps. The bag limit for the September teal season is six birds per person per day (all teal species) with no more than 18 in possession.
|MDWFP & the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association to Host Youth Fishing Rodeo|
JACKSON - The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) and the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association will host a youth fishing rodeo at Lake Patsy on Saturday, September 13. The fishing rodeo is open to youth 15 years and under; registration begins at 8 a.m. Lake Patsy is located in Lamar Park in Oxford.
|Lefleur’s Bluff State Park to Host Youth Fishing Rodeo|
JACKSON - The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) will host a youth fishing rodeo at the Mayes Lake in Lefleur’s Bluff State Park on Saturday, September 6. The fishing rodeo is open to youth 15 years and under; registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Lefleur’s Bluff State Park is located on Lakeland Terrace off Lakeland Drive in Jackson.
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