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Nov

16

Youth 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 open for the first youth waterfowl hunting day on November 17.

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Nov

16

CWD Sampling for Hunters

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) encourages hunters to participate in voluntary statewide Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) sampling efforts during the 2018–2019 hunting season.

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Nov

15

Deer Gun Season Opens

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) announces the opening of Deer Gun Season beginning November 17. More and more hunters will take to woods beginning this weekend in search of the elusive Mississippi White-tailed Deer.

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Nov

14

Mahannah Closed

Heavy rainfall has resulted in extensive flooding in the south Delta region of Mississippi.

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Nov

14

MDWFP Awarded

We are excited to announce the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) has earned several awards for our new mobile app, MDWFP Hunting & Fishing, and our website mdwfp.com.

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Nov

13

MS Outdoors Radio - November 12

On this episode of MS Outdoors Radio, special guest Dr. Steve Demaris with the MSU Deer Lab discussed deer movement.

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Nov

9

CWD Suspected

A free-range, 2.5 year-old female white-tailed deer collected on November 1, 2018 in Issaquena County has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) from initial testing.

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Nov

8

MDWFP November 2018 Newsletter

Keep up with the latest news and events at MDWFP.

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Nov

8

“Wild About Gobblers”

Celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends at “Wild About Gobblers” on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 from 10 a.m. – Noon at MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science!

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Nov

7

Winter Movements

Can the cold weather make deer move? State researchers have answers that might surprise some.

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Nov

6

Boat ramp closed for repairs

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau has closed the boat ramp at Tippah County Lake near Ripley, MS.

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Nov

5

MS Outdoors Radio - November 5

On this episode of MS Outdoors Radio, we discussed CWD and the importance of recruiting new hunters.

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Nov

2

Stuff the Truck

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks Conservation Officers are asking all Mississippians to give back this holiday season by helping us "STUFF THE TRUCK" to benefit the children of Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital. The toy drive will run through December 7.

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Nov

2

MS Outdoors Radio - October 29

On this episode of MS Outdoors Radio, we discussed the invasive plant giant salvinia.

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Oct

30

CWD Confirmed

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) received confirmation from the National Veterinary Services Laboratory that a white-tailed deer collected in Pontotoc County on October 8, 2018 tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). MDWFP has established the Pontotoc CWD Management Zone that includes Pontotoc and Union counties and all portions of Lee County west of Hwy 45. For any MDWFP-defined CWD Management Zone it is unlawful to

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Oct

25

MDWFP Biologist Awarded

Tom Holman, a fisheries biologist with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) has been named Fisheries Biologist of the Year by the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA). Holman was presented the award at the Association’s 72nd annual meeting in Mobile, AL.

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Oct

22

MS Outdoors Radio: October 22

On this episode of MS Outdoors Radio, we discussed CWD and deer movement.

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Oct

17

Loving the Nightlife

Night owls, early birds, up with the larks…we have all kinds of expressions about our sleep habits (or lack thereof).

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Oct

17

Tree Identification Program

Brady Self, the Northwest Mississippi Extension Forestry Specialist with the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University will present a tree identification program at the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Visitor Education Center (VEC) on Saturday, October 27 at 2 p.m.

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Oct

15

MS Outdoors Radio: October 15

"Is it legal?" was the topic on this episode of MS Outdoors Radio.

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Oct

9

October 2018 Youth Fishing Rodeo

We have several Youth Fishing Rodeos scheduled at lakes and ponds across Mississippi.

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Oct

8

Youth Rock Art Program

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Visitor Education Center (VEC) will host a youth art program on Saturday, October 13 at 2 p.m.

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Oct

8

MS Outdoors Radio - October 8

On this episode from the latest season of MS Outdoors Radio, we discussed opportunities on WMAs.

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Oct

5

MDWFP October 2018 Newsletter

Keep up with the latest news and events at MDWFP.

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Oct

3

Drawdown and Upkeep

By the time the winds of fall have blown away all the leaves, many anglers have replaced their fishing rods with archery equipment or a deer rifle.

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Oct

1

MS Outdoors Radio - October 1

On this episode of MS Outdoors Radio, we discussed archery season for deer.

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Sep

27

Mississippi Celebrates

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) is proud to again take part in the National Hunting and Fishing Day. September marks the beginning of hunting season for most people in the Magnolia State. Whether you hunt doves, attend hunting camp workdays, or enjoy slightly better fishing weather this month has you busy enjoying Mississippi’s great outdoors.

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Sep

27

“In the Dark”

“In the Dark”, a national traveling exhibit created by the Cincinnati Museum Center, runs from September 29, 2018 through December 31, 2018 at MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. Always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration.

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Sep

25

5 Tips for Managing Food Plots

The following are some tips to improve the success of your perennial food plots.

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Sep

24

MS Outdoors Radio - September 24

On this episode of MS Outdoors Radio, we discussed hunting season regulation proposals approved by the Mississippi Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

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