Video: Introduction to Habitat and Predator Management MonthWednesday, February 01, 2017
"The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and
Parks has an 80 year plus history of conservation success. Their
mission statement is to conserve and enhance Mississippi's
Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, provide quality outdoor recreation,
and engage the public in natural resource conservation.
Abundant wildlife populations do not happen by chance. It
takes commitment and knowledgeable management to consistently
produce great outdoor experiences. In the month of February, the
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks will begin
a targeted campaign to engage the state's hunters, landowners, and
conservationists in active wildlife management.
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
is committed to arming the state's sportsmen and women with the
knowledge they need to manage habitat and predation in such ways to
produce world class hunting here in the magnolia state.
Their vision is to created a unified effort between hunters,
landowners, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and
Parks, and its partner organizations on the importance of habitat
and predatory management. They believe like I believe that the
state's deer, turkey, and other game populations can only be
increased if all those who treasure them come engaged in active
You know, whether it is raccoons, or coyotes, or whatever it
is, wild hogs, you don't have to be an expert trapper to get
started in managing your wildlife. I learned what little bit I know
about trapping off YouTube. You can learn it off of the Mississippi
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks website. You can join
the Mississippi Trappers Association. Just about any place
that you buy trapping supplies, they have a starter's kit. That's
what I bought; I bought the starter's kit and started watching
YouTube, and I've been trapping coyotes and everything else ever
since. And to be honest with you, it's kind of become an obsession.
It's almost more fun than hunting, and the bottom line is we need
to do it.
It used to be popular back in the day, lots of people
trapped, lots of people sold hides. You know, if you want to trap,
but you don't know what to do with a coyote or you don't know what
to do with a coon, find a trapper. Trust me, they will take the
hides from you. But the learning curve you go through is part of
the fun. It's just like hunting sometimes, only