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Apr

22

Proposed Rule Changes

On this episode of MS Outdoors Radio, we discussed proposed changes to the 2019-2020 hunting seasons.

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Apr

22

2019 art contest to end soon

Mississippi students are invited to get outdoors and participate in the 2019 North Mississippi Fish Hatchery Youth Art Contest. Each student must submit a portfolio including entry form and artwork to the Visitor Education Center (VEC) by May 10, 2019. The VEC is part of the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ (MDPFP) North Mississippi Fish Hatchery located at Exit 233 east off I-55 at Enid.

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Apr

19

Restoration Dedication

MDWFP's restoration efforts have been key components for wildlife conservation.

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Apr

15

Symphony of Light

Wall Doxey State Park is one of the few places worldwide to find rare Snappy Sync fireflies.

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Apr

15

Spring Crappie Fishing

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

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Apr

15

CWD public meetings

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) will host three public meetings to discuss proposed changes for the 2019 – 2020 deer hunting season in response to Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).

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Apr

8

Shooting sports opportunities

On this episode of MS Outdoors Radio, we discussed shooting sports opportunities at MDWFP.

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Apr

5

April 2019 Newsletter

Keep up with the latest news and events from MDWFP.

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Apr

5

AmeriCorps at Clarkco

AmeriCorps Team, Bayou 6 has been lending a hand at Clarkco State Park. During March they put down crush-n-run gravel on hiking trails, de-limbed and painted centerline on the park roads, prepared soil and laid erosion control fabric in the cabin area, put drainage pipes on walking trails, and laid new crossties in the campground. They even split firewood for campers in their off time.

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Apr

5

Preparing Your Dove Field

Consider these tips for planting, managing, and preparing your dove field.

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Apr

5

Springtime snakes

April in Mississippi means spring is in the air. The birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and snakes are becoming more active.

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Apr

5

Try Wade Fishing for Crappie

If you’re tired of fishing from a boat or from the bank and want to make your fishing experience a bit more adventurous without much effort, wade fishing for crappie is about as simple as it gets.

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Apr

5

Open Range

On April 6, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (the "MDWFP") will open the new McIvor Shooting Facility, located at the Charles Ray Nix Wildlife Management Area.

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Apr

3

CWD Management Zone expands

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) has collected more than 7,600 samples for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) since October 1, 2018. All samples were from hunter-harvested, road-killed, or reported diseased white-tailed deer.

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Apr

3

Pond Management Workshop

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau and the Mississippi State University Extension Service are hosting a pond management workshop in Marshall County. The workshop will be held at the Marshall County Extension Office at 120 South Spring Street in Holly Springs on Thursday, April 11 at 6 p.m.

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Apr

3

Pond Management Workshop

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau and the Mississippi State University Extension Service are hosting a pond management workshop in Harrison County.

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Apr

1

Science Museum and NatureFEST

On this episode of MS Outdoors Radio, we discussed MDWFP's Museum of Natural Science.

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Mar

25

Easter Egg Hunts at State Parks

Join us for family fun this month with Easter egg hunt opportunities at several of our state parks.

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Mar

25

Wild Turkeys and Giant Salvinia

On this episode of MS Outdoors Radio, we discussed wild turkeys and giant salvinia.

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Mar

25

April Youth Fishing Rodeos

We have more than 30 Youth Fishing Rodeos scheduled through June at lakes and ponds across Mississippi. MDWFP Youth Fishing Rodeos are held Saturday mornings and are a great opportunity for families to spend quality time together in the great outdoors.

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Mar

22

Summer Food Plot Success

It will soon be time to plant and manage summer food plots. Here is a quick guide from our private lands biologists for summer food plot success.

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Mar

20

Pond management workshops

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau and the Mississippi State University Extension Service will host pond management workshops in Adams and Forrest Counties.

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Mar

18

Turkey Season and Game Check

On this episode of MS Outdoors Radio, we had world champion turkey caller Preston Pittman in studio.

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Mar

18

Spring Fishing Forecast

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) fisheries biologists expect another good year for anglers in Northeast Mississippi.

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Mar

15

NatureFEST!

Unleash your wild side at MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science during “NatureFEST!” on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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Mar

14

Spring fishing forecast

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) fisheries biologists are optimistic about fishing success in 2019.

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Mar

13

2019 Spittin' & Drummin'

The 2019 Spittin' and Drummin' Wild Turkey Report is here.

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Mar

13

Register Online for Summer Camp

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 preschoolers and children entering kindergarten through entering twelfth grade. “Campers spend their time enjoying outdoor investigations and fun hands-on learning opportunities,” says Museum Director Charles Knight.

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Mar

12

Choctaw artifacts display

MDWFP's Visitor Education Center (VEC) will host a "Choctaw Artifacts" display through June 4.

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Mar

12

Turkey Season, CWD, & Flooding

On this episode of Mississippi Outdoors Radio, we discussed turkey season, CWD, and flooding.

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