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Sep

25

Hunter's Special

Select Mississippi State Parks offer discounted lodging rates to sportsmen during the hunting season.

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Sep

25

Hunting and Fishing Day

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) is proud to take part in the National Hunting and Fishing Day.

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Sep

22

In the thicket

Prickly briar patches are a reliable food source for many wildlife species.

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Sep

22

2020 Deer Season and CWD

On this episode of MS Outdoors Radio, we discussed the 2020 deer season and CWD.

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Sep

18

WMA Spotlight: Ward Bayou

Ward Bayou Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is located 15 miles north of Pascagoula, along the Pascagoula River basin in Jackson County. The area has 13,000 acres of mostly bottom-land hardwoods with about 700 acres of upland pines.

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Sep

15

Rowdy House Guests

Wildlife often can get too close to home.

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Sep

11

Seeing Reds on the Gulf

On this episode of MS Outdoors, we went to the Gulf of Mexico to sight fish for reds.

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Sep

11

Deviney WMA Dove Hunt

On this episode of MS Outdoors, we went dove hunting at Deviney WMA in Sunflower County.

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Sep

9

Woodsmanship

We all have those hunting buddies who seem to get it done no matter what.

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Sep

4

September 2020 Newsletter

Stay up to date with all the latest news and happenings at MDWFP.

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Sep

2

Embracing Tradition

Using a longbow can be challenging and rewarding.

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Sep

1

Aiming High

When a Canton Academy parent asked Jad Touchton how the school could set up a shooting competition with the Jackson Preparatory School’s team, it sparked an idea: create a shooting sports program for all of Mississippi’s youth.

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Aug

26

Alligator hunting season

The 2020 Public Waters Alligator Hunting Season opens at 12 pm on Friday, August 28. The season will be open for 10 days and will close at 12 pm on Monday, September 7.

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Aug

10

Fishing DIY

How to make a free-floating fishing device

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Aug

10

Low-key technique

Check out these alternative fishing methods the whole family can enjoy.

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Aug

10

Building together

AmeriCorps NCCC, MDWFP are working together to improve state parks.

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Aug

10

Rifle vs. shotgun shooting

These are the four big differences between shooting a rifle and a shotgun.

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Aug

10

Reeling in the Tiny One

The micro-fishing culture continues to lure anglers' interest.

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Aug

7

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

The Yellow-billed Cuckoo is a species that too often is more heard than seen. Though these birds nest throughout Mississippi during the summer months, they are relatively secretive, lurk behind foliage when perched, and avoid movement while being watched. But in open woodlands, they give a distinctive call: ka-ka-ka-ka-kow-kow-kow-kow-kowlp-kowlp-kowlp.

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Aug

6

Old Natchez Trace Lake Reopens

Old Natchez Trace Lake at Trace State Park will reopen to fishing and boating Wednesday, August 5 at 6 a.m. The lake was closed and drained in 2017 to make repairs to the dam. During that time MDWFP fisheries biologists placed additional artificial structures and brush piles in the lake bed to provide anglers with new fishing hot spots to discover. Also, the five fishing piers and the boat ramp courtesy piers have been rebuilt.

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Aug

6

MDWFP Employees Recognized

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Aug

6

New Chairman of Commission

MDWFP is pleased to announce, Commissioner Robert Taylor, of Louisville, Mississippi, has been elected to serve as Chairman of the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks for the coming year.

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Aug

5

MDWFP August 2020 Newsletter

Keep up with all the latest news and happenings at MDWFP.

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Jul

31

Online Hunter Education

Beginning July 31, 2020 residents age 12 and above will be able to complete their Hunter Education requirement online. The internet course, Today’s Hunter in Mississippi which is video narrated and interactive will be available on mdwfp.com. The certificate from the online course can be presented as a digital or paper copy to license vendors to purchase a hunting license.

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Jul

30

Searching for Clues

While summer can be a slow time for hunting, what you do with your free time now can set you up for success this fall.

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Jul

29

Conservation Officer Saves Life

Officer Tallent acted quickly and performed life-saving measures on a female passenger found unconscious in the vehicle, who was airlifted to a nearby hospital for her injuries.

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Jul

27

Setting up a clean shot

Producing the shooting lanes for deer season starts in summer.

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Jul

23

2020 MSSP State Championship

These are the winners of the 2020 MSSP State Championship.

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Jul

22

MDWFP’s Visitor Education Center

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Visitor Education Center (VEC) near Enid will re-open to the public on Tuesday, July 28. The VEC is open Tuesday - Saturday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Jul

17

Annuals vs Perennials

Annuals are plants that complete their lives in one growing season, while perennials are plants that grow and bloom over the spring and summer, die in autumn and winter, and return in the spring from their rootstock.

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