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More Waterfowl Habitat in Mississippi

Jackson – The Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (Foundation) was awarded a North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant for almost $1 million. The grant entitled, “Mississippi Delta WMA Wetland Habitat Enhancements,” is the first NAWCA grant awarded to the Foundation. The project will protect, restore, and enhance…


Mississippi Waterfowl Late-Season Dates Set

Jackson- The Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks approved dates for the 2008-2009 waterfowl hunting season, according to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP).  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released late-season frameworks in early August providing a “window” of dates from which states may select specific…


Wood Duck Bag Limit Increased to Three

Jackson- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) decided on Friday to allow an increase in the daily bag limit for wood ducks from two birds to three birds for the 2008-2009 waterfowl hunting season.  “The wood duck bag limit increase will greatly benefit Mississippi’s waterfowl hunters, particularly those hunting…


Fawning Time is Here: Leave Them Alone!

JACKSON – July is traditionally a time in Mississippi when white-tailed deer fawns begin to appear. Each year human encounters with these new-born deer occur and questions arise as to the wellbeing of the fawn. “Starting in July we begin to get phone calls and reports of fawns being found…


Mississippi Private Lands Alligator Hunting Season Announced

JACKSON – The Commission on the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks has announced its intention to open a private lands alligator hunting season in the following counties; Hinds, Holmes, Issaquena, Madison, Rankin, Warren and Yazoo counties.  The season dates are September 26 – October 4. Persons who own…


MDWFP Fisheries Bureau Releasing Florida Strain Bass Throughout the State

Jackson – In accordance to a detailed management plan, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks fisheries bureau recently released Florida strain bass at seven lakes statewide. Three additional stockings are set for later this summer. Ross Barnett Reservoir, Eagle Lake, Oktibbeha County Lake, Geiger Lake, Columbus Lake, Aberdeen…


It is Time to Renew Your Sportsman License In Mississippi

JACKSON – Sportsman License holders are being urged to renew their license to avoid the rush, according to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. Licenses are valid for 365 days from the date of purchase, or in the case of the Sportsman License, the current date of expiration….


Mississippi Streams Get Greater Protection

The Mississippi Public Waterways law, Code Section 51-1-4, was amended in the 2008 Regular Legislative Session to better address the environmental damage to streams from those who ride certain prohibited vehicles such as ATVs, 4-wheel drive vehicles or other wheeled or tracked conveyances down the streambeds of public waterways, according…


Mississippi Parks Ranked Among Top 100 Family Campgrounds

Jackson – Five Mississippi State Parks were listed among ReserveAmerica’s Top 100 Family Campgrounds according to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. Approximately 4,000 state parks, national parks, and campgrounds were reviewed encompassing all 50 states before the final 100 were selected. In Mississippi, John W. Kyle State…


Ribbon Cutting Held at Renovated J.P. Coleman Boat Ramp

Jackson – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks joined state and local officials at J.P. Coleman State Park near Iuka for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the recently renovated boating facilities. Along with improving and expanding the existing boat ramp, additional parking spaces were added to make the…