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Mar

18

Turkey Season and Game Check

On this episode of MS Outdoors Radio, we had world champion turkey caller Preston Pittman in studio.

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Mar

18

Spring Fishing Forecast

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) fisheries biologists expect another good year for anglers in Northeast Mississippi.

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Mar

15

NatureFEST!

Unleash your wild side at MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science during “NatureFEST!” on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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Mar

14

Spring fishing forecast

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) fisheries biologists are optimistic about fishing success in 2019.

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Mar

13

2019 Spittin' & Drummin'

The 2019 Spittin' and Drummin' Wild Turkey Report is here.

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Mar

13

Register Online for Summer Camp

Children can get outdoors and explore nature at MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science day camps this summer. Age-appropriate camps are offered for preschoolers and children entering kindergarten through entering twelfth grade. “Campers spend their time enjoying outdoor investigations and fun hands-on learning opportunities,” says Museum Director Charles Knight.

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Mar

12

Choctaw artifacts display

MDWFP's Visitor Education Center (VEC) will host a "Choctaw Artifacts" display through June 4.

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Mar

12

Turkey Season, CWD, & Flooding

On this episode of Mississippi Outdoors Radio, we discussed turkey season, CWD, and flooding.

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Mar

11

Spring Fishing Forecast

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) fisheries biologists are excited about the upcoming fishing season in central Mississippi.

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Mar

6

High Waters Affect Moon Lake

Recreational boating activity has been temporarily suspended at Moon Lake in Coahoma County due to high water. The suspension impacts only recreational boating and not boating that is related to transportation to and from area homes. All boating activity that is allowable shall be conducted in accordance with a “dead slow; leave no wake” standard.

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Mar

6

Pond Management Workshop

MDWFP and MSU will host a pond management workshop in Tate County.

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Mar

5

Spring Fishing Forecast

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) fisheries biologists are anticipating a productive 2019 fishing season in south Mississippi waters.

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Mar

5

Fish Predators Programs

The Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ (MDWFP) Visitor Education Center (VEC) will host a “Fish Predators” program from March 12 – 15 at 2 p.m. each day.

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Mar

5

March 2019 Newsletter

Keep up with the latest news and events from MDWFP.

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Mar

4

Elvis Presley Lake Ramp Reopened

The boat ramp at Elvis Presley Lake has reopened. The water level in the lake has returned to a safe level and all boating and fishing activity has resumed.

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Mar

4

Giant Salvinia Concerns

Giant Salvinia, an aggressive, invasive nonnative plant, has now been found in Pickwick, Bay Springs, Columbus, and Aberdeen Lakes, Ross Barnett Reservoir and the Pascagoula River marsh. Most recently it was found at Lake Okhissa, a US Forest Service lake near Bude, MS.

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Mar

4

Spring Fishing & Giant Salvinia

On this episode of Mississippi Outdoors Radio, we discussed spring fishing and giant salvinia.

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Mar

1

Enjoy Trails at Trace State Park

Trace State Park offers a variety of trails suited for mountain biking, horseback riding, or ORVs (off-road vehicle), and hiking.

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Mar

1

2019 Spring Fishing Forecast

MDWFP fisheries biologists are optimistic about fishing success in 2019.

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Mar

1

2019 Turkey Season Forecast

Geographic variation will exist in turkey populations, but most turkey hunters in Mississippi should expect a 2019 spring season that is very similar to their experiences of the past two years.

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Mar

1

Boat ramp reopens at Lake Lamar

The boat ramp at Lake Lamar Bruce has reopened. The water level in the lake has returned to a safe level and all boating and fishing activity has resumed.

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Feb

26

Executive Order

Recreational boating activity has been temporarily suspended on the Mississippi River, its tributaries and oxbow lakes or other lakes and waterways that are influenced and/or affected by high water of the river.

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Feb

26

Boat ramp opens at Tippah County

The boat ramp at Tippah County Lake has reopened.

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Feb

25

Access Closed at State Lakes

Heavy rainfall in north Mississippi has raised the water levels at State Lakes Lamar Bruce, Elvis Presley, and Charlie Capps several feet above normal. At Lake Lamar Bruce and Elvis Presley Lake, the boat ramps, boat ramp courtesy piers, and fishing piers are currently under water. The boat ramps have been closed to protect the public and lake infrastructure. Boat launching is prohibited until further notice. At Charlie Capps, the water level has reached the top of the levees and vehicular traffic is prohibited until further notice.

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Feb

25

Wild Hog Management

On this episode of MS Outdoors Radio, we discussed wild hog management.

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Feb

25

WMAs and State Parks Closed

Heavy rainfall and rising river levels have caused extensive flooding in some areas of the state.

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Feb

21

Wolf Lake Closed

Due to emergency flooding and high water resulting from unusually heavy rainfall Wolf Lake is CLOSED to all recreational boating until further notice. This order is pursuant to the authority of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, as authorized by the Commission.

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Feb

20

Turkey Harvest Reporting

Beginning with the 2019 season, all turkey hunters are required to report their harvests to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) by 10:00 p.m. on the day the turkey is harvested.

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Feb

19

CWD confirmed in more counties

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) received confirmation a female white-tailed deer from Panola County and a female white-tailed deer from Tallahatchie County tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).

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Feb

19

Species Portrait: Striped Mullet

Striped mullet, or “Biloxi Bacon,” as this fish is popularly known, has been pleasing palates since at least the Civil War.

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