Press Release

Thursday, July 31, 2014


Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Phone: 601-432-2400

Vicksburg Men Plead Guilty to Wildlife Violations

Jackson - Dusty Wayne Murphy and Michael Shane Uzzle Jr., both of Vicksburg, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Warren County Justice Court to separate wildlife violations. Murphy was fined $2500 plus court costs for the illegal harvest of an alligator. Uzzle was fined $2000 plus court costs for the illegal harvest of a paddlefish.

Murphy and Uzzle were arrested July 4 on the Yazoo River, near Kings Point Island by Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks conservation officers with assistance from the Warren County Sheriff's Office.

To report wildlife and fisheries violations, call 1-800-BE-SMART.

For more information regarding wildlife or hunting in Mississippi, visit our website at http://www.mdwfp.com or call us at (601) 432-2400. 


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