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Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Phone: 601-432-2400

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

MDWFP and the U.S.D.A. Forest Service to Host Youth Fishing Rodeo

JACKSON - The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) and the U.S.D.A. Forest Service are hosting a youth fishing rodeo at the Gator Pond on the Chickasawhay Wildlife Management Area southeast of Laurel on Saturday, May 11, 2013.  The fishing rodeo is open to youth 15 years and under, and registration begins at 9:00 a.m. 

Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear, catfish bait, and stringers. 

The rodeos offer a quality fishing experience for young anglers in a controlled and safe environment. The rodeo ponds are well stocked with catfish to make it easier for participants to catch fish. This rodeo is a great way for a family to spend quality time together.

Those seeking additional information can call Jamie Craven or Stephanie Steel at the Chickasawhay Ranger District Office at (601) 428-0594 or the MDWFP Fisheries Bureau at (601) 432-2200.

For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com/fishing-boating or call us at (601) 432-2212. 

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