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

Friday, June 07, 2013

Governor Bryant Proclaims June “Great Outdoors Month”

JACKSON- Governor Phil Bryant has proclaimed June 2013 as "Great Outdoors Month," encouraging Mississippians to enjoy our state's natural beauty, and celebrate our commitment to conserve and enhance our wildlife, fisheries, parks, and outdoor recreational opportunities. 

Outdoor recreation plays an important role in our health and quality of life as well as our state's economy. The hunting and fishing industries alone generate a $2.7 billion economic impact annually to Mississippi as well as over $1.14 billion in wages and salaries for Mississippians.   

Mississippians are invited to take part in Great Outdoors Month by spending time on our public lands, parks, trails, and lakes enjoying activities such as hiking, camping, wildlife viewing, fishing, and canoeing.  Many outdoors events are also scheduled across the state throughout June such as:

 

Neshoba County Lake Fishing Rodeo

Philadelphia, MS

June 8, 2013

Tishomingo State Park Ranger Program

Tishomingo, MS

June 8, 2013

John Kyle State Park Safe Biking Course

Sardis, MS

June 14, 2013

Grenada Lake Fishing Rodeo

Grenada, MS

June 15, 2013

Lake Puskus Fishing Rodeo

Oxford, MS

June 15, 2013

Holmes County Fishing Rodeo

Durant, MS

June 22, 2013

Lake Perry Fishing Rodeo

Beaumont, MS

June 22, 2013

Tishomingo State Park Ranger Program

Tishomingo, MS

June 22, 2013

J.P. Coleman State Park Fishing Adventure

Iuka, MS

June 27, 2013

Roosevelt State Park Fishing Rodeo

Morton, MS

June 29, 2013

Tombigbee State Park Triathlon

Tupelo, MS

June 29, 2013 



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


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