Press Release

Friday, February 03, 2017

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

MDWFP and MSU to Host Wild Turkey Management Workshops

JACKSON - The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and Mississippi State University Extension Service will offer two workshops for those interested in better understanding and managing wild turkeys on their properties.  The first workshop will take place on February 17 at Mitchell's Restaurant in Brookhaven.  The second workshop will be held on February 24 at Bass Pro Shops in Pearl.  Each workshop will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 a.m..  A lunch will be provided for those who preregister.    

Workshop topics will include wild turkey biology, beneficial habitat management practices, food plot strategies, and case studies from properties which have managed successfully for these species.  Discussions of predators and predator management will also be featured, including how-to demonstrations of important trapping skills and techniques.          

Registration for each event is $15, and will cover the cost of lunch and handout materials.  To register, participants should contact: 

February 17th, Brookhaven - register with Lincoln County MSU Extension office at (601) 835-3460.

February 24th, Bass Pro Shops in Pearl - register with Rankin County MSU Extension office at (601) 825-1462. 

For more information regarding wild turkeys, visit us at or call us at (601) 432-2199. Follow us on Facebook at or on Twitter at

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