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Mississippi Conservationist Paul Ott Carruth Dies at 83
7/2/2018 3:02:25 PM
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Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) would like to express its condolences to the family of Paul Ott Carruth, a respected conservationist and outdoorsman for Mississippi. Carruth, 83, died Sunday from complications with breast cancer.

Carruth made a career of talking and singing about the outdoors, performing up to 100 shows a year at conventions, schools, and churches around the South. The MDWFP, when known as the Mississippi Game and Fish Commission, gave Carruth a weekly TV show, "Mississippi Outdoors," and a radio show. He later created his own show, "Listen to the Eagle," after his signature, patriotic song. Carruth used the public airwaves to promote a message of conservation and protecting the environment in Mississippi and the entire nation.

Paul Ott leaves a lasting conservation legacy in Mississippi and his voice will be greatly missed. 

 

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