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2016 Youth Art Winners Announced

JACKSON - The Visitor Education Center (VEC) received artwork from approximately 300 Mississippi students who participated in the 2016 North Mississippi Fish Hatchery Youth Art Contest. Congratulations to the first place winners, Delilah Roberts, Hakeem Johnson, Marlee Schaefer, and Pearce Burge! The artwork of the top finishers is available for viewing at www.mdwfp.com. The contest was sponsored by the Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

2016 Youth Art Contest Deadline

Students across Mississippi are invited to get outdoors and participate in the 2016 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, 2016.

MDWFP to Host State Championship Archery Tournament

JACKSON—Having competed in North and South State qualifying tournaments, more than 4,000 student archers representing schools across Mississippi are gearing up to compete in the 2016 Archery in Mississippi Schools (AIMS) State Tournament, April 4-7 at the Kirk Fordice Equine Center in Jackson.

Bobby Cleveland to Moderate “So You Think You Can Fish?” Event

JACKSON—The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ Museum of Natural Science will host a morning of fishing seminars and fish education for anglers and families on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Veteran outdoor sports journalist Bobby Cleveland will moderate a panel of several professional anglers. This annual program provides useful information for novice and seasoned fishermen including seminars on kayak fishing! The Magnolia Crappie Club will conduct a seminar on crappie fishing, too.

2016 Youth Art Contest

Students across Mississippi are invited to get outdoors and participate in the 2016 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, 2016.

Mississippi River Flooding Closures

On December 29, 2015, the Mississippi Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, (“the Commission”) met in an emergency session to address the issue of rising waters of the Mississippi River forcing deer and other animals out of their natural habitat. The Commission voted unanimously to issue an order invoking the provisions of 40 Miss. Admin. Code, Part 4, Rule 1.5, closing the open season for hunting deer along the Mississippi River. A copy of the order is attached to this release.

Input Sought on Updated State Wildlife Action Plan & Species of Concern

JACKSON—Mississippi’s State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) identifies fish and wildlife species of greatest conservation need and assigns conservation actions designed to prevent endangered species listings.

Mallard Pointe Golf Course Reopen to Improved Greens, New Management

JACKSON—Mallard Pointe Golf Course, located in the rolling hills of John W. Kyle State Park in Sardis, is now open for play with all new greens. The championship 18-hole course features striking elevation changes with views of scenic Sardis Reservoir.

2015 Youth Art Winners Announced

JACKSON--Approximately 350 students from across Mississippi participated in the 2015 North Mississippi Fish Hatchery (NMFH) Youth Art Contest. The first place winners were Crews Marchbanks, Zoey McClain, Anna Cook, and Taylor Pace! Names of winning artists and their artwork can be viewed at www.mdwfp.com.


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