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Mar

24

Wolf Lake closed to boating

Due to flooding and high water resulting from heavy rainfall Wolf Lake is CLOSED to all recreational boating until further notice.

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Mar

24

Officers Awarded Medal of Valor

Two Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Conservation Officers received a Medal of Valor during the March meeting of the Commission on Mississippi’s Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. Pvt. Brian Tallent and Lt. Jason Redden were commended for their heroic and lifesaving efforts displayed in 2020.

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Mar

22

Spring Lake Back to Normal

Spring Lake at Wall Doxey State Park in Holly Springs has been refilled. A winter drawdown was conducted for aquatic vegetation control, and for Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) staff to construct a new boat ramp courtesy pier and extend the boat ramp.

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Mar

19

March 2021 Newsletter

Keep up with the latest news and happenings at MDWFP.

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Mar

9

Register for Museum Summer Camps

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 children entering first through 12th grades.

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Mar

3

MDWFP's VEC Birdhouse Programs

MDWFP's Visitor Education Center will host two birdhouse programs Saturday, March 20, and Saturday, April 17, at 2 p.m. each day. Youth and adults will use outdoor paints to decorate birdhouses made from gourds. Anyone participating in these activities should wear appropriate clothing for the crafts.

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Mar

3

NW MS Spring Fishing Forecast

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks has released the 2021 Spring Fishing Forecast for Northwest Mississippi.

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Feb

18

WMA Spotlight

The 6,900-acre Pearl River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is owned by the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRVWSD). Located in Madison County, 8 miles east of Canton and approximately 25 miles from Jackson, it is bordered on the south by Ross Barnett Reservoir and on the north by the Natchez Trace Parkway.

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Jan

29

Special Waterfowl Hunting Day

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) would like to remind hunters that all Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) with waterfowl hunting opportunity will be open for the upcoming youth waterfowl hunting day on February 6 & 7.

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Jan

29

Traveling the Tanglefoot

Article on the Tanglefoot Trail, an abandoned railroad corridor that offers unlimited potential.

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Jan

29

Weekly Waterfowl Report

Public and private land reports and habitat assessments during the week ending January 24, 2021

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Jan

28

“Spring” Spawn Reminder

While the calendar says it is still winter, south Mississippi lakes are starting to warm up, which means spawning activity will be increasing for some fish species.

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Jan

27

2021 Youth Art Contest

Students across Mississippi are invited to get outdoors and participate in the 2021 North Mississippi Fish Hatchery Youth Art Contest.

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Jan

27

3 Lakes get NEW Fish Attractors

MDWFP Fisheries staff submerged multiple fish attractors including Christmas trees and artificial structures at Tippah County Lake, Lake Lamar Bruce, and Lake Mary Crawford.

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Jan

21

Weekly Waterfowl Report

Public and private land reports and habitat assessments during the week ending January 17, 2021

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Jan

21

Hunters Needed

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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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