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Jan

20

January 2021 Newsletter

Keep up with the latest news and happenings at MDWFP.

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Jan

20

Get Your Deer Tested for CWD

As the 2020-2021 deer season nears its close MDWFP asks hunters to continue to submit deer for CWD Testing by using one of the CWD drop-off freezers across the state. Here are some tips to help MDWFP maximize efficiency and return results to hunters in a timely manner.

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Jan

12

Weekly Waterfowl Report

Public and private land reports and habitat assessments during the week ending January 10, 2021

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Jan

6

Weekly Waterfowl Report

Public and private land reports and habitat assessments during the week ending January 3, 2021

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Jan

5

MS OUTDOORS: Soaring Mississippi

Article on Falconry and what it takes to practice this historic sport of capturing wild game.

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Dec

31

CWD found in two NEW Counties

MDWFP recently received Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) positive test results for two hunter-harvested bucks from Tippah and Alcorn counties. These are the first CWD-positive detections for these counties.

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Dec

29

Mandatory CWD Sampling Weekends

During two weekends in January 2021, all deer harvested in the respective counties and dates listed below must be submitted for CWD sampling by 10 p.m. on the day of harvest.

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Dec

21

MDWFP stocks Rainbow Trout

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks stocked 700 rainbow trout into the fishing pond at Lake Lamar Bruce near Saltillo on Wednesday, December 16th.

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Dec

17

Weekly Waterfowl Report

Public and private land reports and habitat assessments during the week ending December 13, 2020

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Dec

14

LeFleur's Bluff State Park

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation has awarded a $3,855,000 grant to the Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks Foundation for the LeFleur’s Bluff State Park Education and Tourism Partnership between the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and the Mississippi Children’s Museum.

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Dec

11

December 2020 Newsletter

Keep up with the latest news and happenings at MDWFP.

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Dec

10

Weekly Waterfowl Report

Public and private land reports and habitat assessments during the week ending December 6, 2020

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Dec

3

MDWFP opens new office

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) opened a new office at Neshoba County Lake on November 30, 2020.

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Dec

1

Weekly Waterfowl Report

Public and private land reports and habitat assessments during the week ending November 29, 2020

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Dec

1

Wildlife Myths

How many times have you heard deer see in black and white? Or mallards with bright legs just migrated in? The following are some of the topics discussed by MDWFP biologist Adam B. Butler and Conservation Officer Maj. Chris Reed during a broadcast of “Mississippi Outdoors Radio” on SuperTalk Mississippi.

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Nov

30

Mixed bag of winter

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Nov

30

Spring Lake to be lowered

A winter drawdown will be conducted on Spring Lake at Wall Doxey State Park in Holly Springs. The lake level will be lowered about three feet from December 2020 through February 2021. The boat ramp will not be accessible during this time.

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Nov

23

2020 Waterfowl Season Preview

On this episode, we discussed the upcoming waterfowl season.

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Nov

18

Diving into the Sound

There is no question that the Delta is considered the hottest spot for duck hunting in Mississippi. An abundance of slow-moving rivers, still bayous and brakes, oxbows, impoundments, managed wetlands, and low cover create an oasis for ducks using the Mississippi Flyway to escape harsh northern winters.

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Nov

16

2020 Gun Season for Deer Preview

In this episode of MS Outdoors Radio, we discussed the upcoming gun season for deer with MDWFP deer pr

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Nov

16

Necessary Potholes

Ducks and geese have begun arriving to spend another winter in Mississippi, and duck hunters are looking to the skies with high expectations. For many Mississippi duck hunters, preparations for this hunting season began back in the spring with wetland habitat planning and management, with the ultimate goal of attracting waterfowl during their southern migration this fall and winter.

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Nov

12

Holmes County State Park

Holmes County State Park Lake is closed to public access. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) began draining English and Odum lakes during October for a dam repair project. The campground and day-use areas are included in the closure.

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Nov

10

November 2020 Newsletter

Stay up to date with the latest news and happenings at MDWFP.

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Nov

9

MS Outdoors Radio

On this episode of MS Outdoors Radio, we discussed opportunities at MDWFP shooting facilities.

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Nov

4

Public Meeting

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) will host a public meeting to discuss Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) at the Benton County Agri-Center in Ashland on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 6:00 PM. As with previous seasons, MDWFP is relying on hunter-harvested deer to monitor CWD across Mississippi. MDWFP biologists will present information on CWD management and sampling efforts for the 2020-21 hunting season.

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Nov

3

Wild Mississippi Podcast

How to harvest your first deer on public land

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Nov

2

Prescribed Burning Program

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks is continuing its partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, Wildlife Mississippi, and others to provide cost-share for prescribed burning on private lands.

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Nov

2

Forgotten Oxbow

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Nov

2

Tackling CWD

There are multiple reasons why CWD needs to be managed in Mississippi.

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Nov

2

Mandatory Sampling Days

Hunters should be aware that this hunting season will include mandatory sampling weekends for three separate regions of the state on three separate weekends. During these weekends, temporary freezer sites and physical check stations will be made available in addition to permanent freezer locations.

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