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Jul

26

Rattled near the River

Our Backroads Dispatch - Stories of how MDWFP Conservation Officers work the forests, fields, and waterways to enforce the laws, ensuring a positive outdoor experience for all.

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Jul

22

Proposed Turkey Season Changes

Spring Turkey Season Changes proposed for Non-Residents on Public Lands

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Jul

20

The Ties that Fly

Exploring the secrets of fly fishing in the south Mississippi streams.

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Jul

19

WMA Spotlight

This WMA is 2,344 acres and located in Tippah and Union counties, about 5 miles northwest of New Albany.

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Jul

16

New Chief of Law Enforcement

MDWFP is pleased to announce the promotion of Lt. Col. Jerry Carter to Colonel, and Chief of the Law Enforcement Bureau with the Agency.

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Jul

13

Elvis Presley Lake Closed

The lake has been drained for a renovation project.

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Jul

12

Team Sport

Alligator hunting brings friends and families together to create traditions, trophies and memories.

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Jul

9

Enforcement Statistics

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks has concluded a heightened awareness and enforcement campaign, known as Operation Dry Water.

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Jun

22

Elvis Presley Lake boat ramp

The boat ramp at Elvis Presley Lake has been closed. The lake is being drained for renovation. Elvis Presley Lake is a 322-acre state fishing lake located in Tupelo, MS.

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Jun

8

Art Contest winners announced

Artwork was received from students across Mississippi

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Jun

7

VEC to Hold Gyotaku Programs

First Gyotaku program scheduled for June 26

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Jun

4

National Fishing, Boating Week

Free Fishing Days on June 5-6

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May

28

WMA Spotlight

This WMA is in the hilly, east-central region of the state, approximately 10 miles northwest of Meridian near Collinsville.

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May

28

Wild Weather Exhibit

NEW Wild Weather Exhibit Opens May 29

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May

18

Alligator Hunting Season

The 2021 Public Waters Alligator Hunting Season in Mississippi will open at 12:00 p.m. on August 27 and continue through 12:00 p.m. September 6

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May

13

Lake Mary Crawford Reopens 5/26

MDWFP will host a youth fishing day at Lake Mary Crawford on Saturday, May 22, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fishing will be open to youth 15 years and under. All youth must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 21 years old and has a valid Mississippi fishing license. Lake Mary Crawford will open to the general public on Wednesday, May 26, at 6 a.m.

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Apr

28

2021 Youth Art Contest Deadline

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

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Apr

28

VEC Temporarily Closed

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) North Region Field Office, Visitor Education Center (VEC), and North MS Fish Hatchery are temporarily closed to public access due to road construction.

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Apr

15

Mr. Scott Coopwood reappointed

MDWFP is pleased to announce, Mr. Scott Coopwood of Cleveland, Mississippi, was sworn-in on April 14th, after being reappointed to the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks by Governor Tate Reeves.

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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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