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Apr

8

Bears are on the move

The warmer days of Spring and the annual greening up of the landscape brings with it increased activity by black bears throughout the state.

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Apr

7

WMA Spotlight: Marion County WMA

Marion County WMA lies within the Lower Coastal Plain soil region and is primarily forested with longleaf pine. Loblolly pine and mixed hardwood stands do occur within some areas of the WMA. Small streams and narrow bottoms occur throughout the WMA. These areas are generally mixed hardwoods, with gums, bays, maples, and oaks common.

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Apr

6

Keeping up with the bears

Last year’s flooding proved how adaptable bears can be.

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Apr

3

Executive order

MDWFP actions are pursuant to Governor Tate Reeves Executive Order #1466.

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Apr

3

Response to COVID-19

MDWFP will make the following temporary changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Apr

1

Clark Creek temporarily closed

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily closed Clark Creek Natural Area located in Woodville, MS to the public effective immediately for the safety of our employees and the public.

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Mar

30

Spring Fishing and Turkey Season

On this episode of MS Outdoors Radio, we discussed spring fishing and turkey season.

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Mar

27

Man of the Woods

91-year-old Ford Mangum's turkey calls fill the Mississippi forests.

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Mar

23

Banding Together

MDWFP's turkey program aims to understand the hunter harvest.

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Mar

19

2020 Spittin' and Drummin'

The 2020 Mississippi wild turkey report.

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Mar

18

Mississippi's Bass Slam

Fishing for the state's five species of bass is a great reason to explore new waters.

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Mar

16

Poachers, Turkeys, and Bears

On this episode of MS Outdoors Radio, we discussed poachers, turkeys, and black bears.

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Mar

13

Poachers Charged

A group of South Mississippians believed to have killed nearly 100 turkeys during the 2019 season have been charged and arrested.

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Mar

13

Museum of Natural Science closed

Based on the information provided by the Mississippi Department of Health and as a public health precaution due to Convid-19, MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science will temporarily close to the public on Friday, March 13 at 3 p.m. The “NatureFEST” event scheduled for April 4, 2020 is also postponed.

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Mar

13

Turkey Season Tips for Success

Tips for a successful spring turkey season.

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Mar

12

AIMS Tournaments postponed

In response to concerns and out of an abundance of caution over the spread of coronavirus, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Executive Director, Dr. Sam Polles, and the Commission on Mississippi’s Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks have postponed the upcoming South, North, and State Championship Archery In Mississippi Schools (AIMS) tournaments until further notice.

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Mar

11

Anglers see results

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Community Fishing Assistance Program (CFAP) joined with the City of Eupora to make improvements to White’s Creek Lake in 2019, and local anglers are reaping the benefits.

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Mar

11

Science of Turkey Hunting

Collected data reveals what makes a successful hunter.

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Mar

9

Spring Turkey Season

On this episode of MS Outdoors Radio, we discussed the upcoming spring turkey season.

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Mar

9

Spring Turkey Season Forecast

Information gathered by Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) suggests statewide turkey populations have held steady or better during the last few years.

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Mar

6

MDWFP March 2020 Newsletter

Keep up with the latest news and happenings at MDWFP.

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Mar

4

VEC to host youth Gyotaku progra

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Visitor Education Center (VEC) will host youth Gyotaku programs March 10 – 13 at 2 p.m. each day. Gyotaku is the traditional Japanese method of printing fish.

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Mar

3

Conservation awards

The Mississippi Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks honored Cuz Strickland and Robert Higginbotham with Conservation Awards during February's commission meeting at Louisville.

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Mar

2

Crappie Fishing

On this episode of MS Outdoors Radio, we discussed crappie fishing.

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Mar

2

Robot Zoo

Getting a giant-sized look at the mechanics of animals.

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Feb

28

LeFleur’s Bluff Closed

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Feb

24

Wild Hog Management

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

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Feb

18

Fossil Road Show on March 7

Fossil enthusiasts are invited to pack up their fossil discoveries and head to MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (MMNS) for the 17th Annual Fossil Road Show on Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Feb

18

Atamasco lily

Each spring, before most trees begin leafing out, bottomland forests in East-Central and Southeast Mississippi have a flower display that can only be described as epic. Starting in late February and continuing through April, Atamasco lilies crowd the forest floor by the thousands.

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Feb

17

Trapping and Predator Management

On this episode of MS Outdoors Radio, we discussed trapping and predator management.

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