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Oct

20

Carcass Transportation Violation

DESOTO COUNTY ¬– On October 17, 2017, conservation officers of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) issued a citation to a DeSoto County man for violating 40 MISS. ADMIN. CODE, Part 2, Rule 2.7, Prohibition on Cervid Carcass Importation.

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Oct

10

Fishing Streams in the Fall

Fall is a great time to fish in Mississippi's streams. Low rainfall leads to excellent wading conditions, and the scenery is beautiful as the trees begin to change color.

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Oct

10

Hunter's Special Lodging

Select Mississippi State Parks offer discounted lodging rates to sportsmen during the hunting season.

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Oct

9

Stuff the Truck

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Conservation Officers are asking all Mississippians to give back this holiday season by helping us "STUFF THE TRUCK" to benefit the children of Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital. More details coming soon!

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Oct

9

Pick Your Poison

Mississippi farmers and land managers know the frustration with hog eradication. Recent research by Mississippi State University showed that wild hogs are responsible for $60–70 million in agricultural damages annually in the state.

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Oct

9

Wild Turkey Management Plan

To address the ever-changing needs of the state's wild turkey flock, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) recently completed development of a Comprehensive Wild Turkey Management Plan.

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Oct

5

New Fishing Regulation Announced

TUPELO – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced a commercial fishing regulation change that allows the use of slat baskets in the canal lakes, commonly referred to as Pools A through E, on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.

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Oct

3

Park After Dark

JACKSON - Dress up, create creepy crawly crafts, go trick-or-treating inside, and participate in hands-on spook-tacular games at two award-winning museums during the 6th Annual “Park After Dark” (PAD)!

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Oct

3

Fossil Friday the 13th

Elementary and middle school children and families can explore Mississippi's fossil past through activities, investigations, and games during a National Fossil Day celebration at MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. “Although National Fossil Day is officially October 11th, the museum is celebrating on Fossil Friday the 13th from 10 a.m. – Noon,” explains Museum Director Charles Knight.

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Oct

2

MDWFP October Newsletter

Keep up with the latest news and events at the MDWFP.

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Oct

2

VEC To Host Tree Identification

Brady Self, the Northwest Mississippi Extension Forestry Specialist with the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University will present a Tree Identification program at the Visitor Education Center (VEC) on Saturday, October 7th at 2 p.m.

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Oct

2

MDWP Urges Treestand Safety

JACKSON – Archery Season for Deer officially opened September 30 in the Delta, Northeast, East Central, and Southwest Hunting Zones, ushering in fall’s favorite pastime for many hunters.

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Oct

2

October/November Fishing Rodeos

Anglers 15 years old and younger are invited to youth fishing rodeos across the state this October.

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Sep

22

MDWFP Black Bear Camera Survey

The MDWFP is currently conducting a 6,000-acre camera survey in the Mississippi Delta to estimate the number of black bears on the property.

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Sep

19

Falling for a State Park

Whether it is the allure of seeing the fall colors or the roar of the home-team crowd, Mississippi State Parks have much to offer in autumn. With lodging options ranging from primitive campsites to hotel suites, there is something for everyone, and all at a reasonable price that does not fluctuate with the season.

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