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May

18

Deer Creek Boat Ramp Opens

MDWFP opens the first public boat ramp on deer creek in the town of Arcola.

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May

18

Alligator Application Process

Applications will be available for purchase online via the MDWFP Website beginning June 1 and will be available through June 7, 2018.

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May

17

Conservation Officer Memorial

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) hel its Fallen Officer Memorial Service on May 17 to honor and remember the 12 Conservation Officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty since 1932.

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May

17

Officer Appreciation Day

Wildlife Mississippi sponsored a Conservation Officer Appreciation Day May 5 in Hancock County.

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May

15

Celebrate "Kids to Parks Day"

On May 19, join millions of people at hundreds of national, state, and local parks, and public lands across the country taking part in the 8th annual National Park Trust (NPT) Kids to Parks Day (KTP Day).

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May

15

Fishing Rule Changes Announced

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced fishing regulation changes on several MDWFP managed lakes.

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May

15

MS Outdoors Radio: May 14

On this episode of MS Outdoors Radio, we answered your questions about snakes.

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May

15

Ripley's Exhibit Opens May 19

Believe It or Not!® ... it is here! MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science will host the exhibition, “The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not! ®”, from May 19, 2018 - September 9, 2018.

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May

11

Reopening of Wolf Lake

All recreational boating activity on Wolf Lake, Yazoo County, Mississippi may resume as of May 11, 2018.

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May

11

Believe It or Not

The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! has the summer spot on the museum schedule. It will open to the public May 19 and remain on view through Sept. 9.

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May

10

Pond Management Workshop

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau is hosting a pond management workshop in Monroe County.

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May

9

Moon Lake Reopened

Moon Lake in Coahoma County has been reopened to recreational boating and fishing.

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May

8

MS Outdoors Radio: May 8

On this episode of MS Outdoors Radio, we discussed hand-grabbing season.

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May

3

First Tuesday Lecture May 2018

This is our First Tuesday Lecture for the month of May at MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.

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May

3

Water Features at State Parks

Saturday, May 26, water features will be open at Buccaneer, J.P. Coleman, Tishomingo, Roosevelt, and Percy Quin State Parks. This includes pools, water slides, wave pools, and splash pads. Please check with your local state park for more information.

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May

3

Made By Hand

Hand grabbing for catfish is a Southern tradition.

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May

2

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Explore the unbelievable beginning May 19 at MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.

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May

2

MDWFP May 2018 Newsletter

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

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Apr

30

MS Outdoors Radio: April 30

On this episode of MS Outdoors Radio, we discussed habitat management in the spring and summer.

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Apr

30

May Youth Fishing Rodeos

MDWFP Youth Fishing Rodeos are held Saturday mornings and are a great opportunity for families to spend quality time together in the great outdoors.

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Apr

27

Waterfowl Hunting Seasons

The Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks considered dates for the 2018–2019 waterfowl hunting seasons during their April meeting.

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Apr

27

Early Migratory Bird Seasons

The Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks approved dates for the 2018–2019 early hunting seasons for migratory game birds during its April meeting.

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Apr

25

2018 Youth Art Contest Ends Soon

Students across are invited to get outdoors and participate in the 2018 Youth Art Contest.

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Apr

25

Officers Focus on Boating Saftey

If you were on a public waterway this weekend, it is a good chance you saw MDWFP law enforcement officers on patrol.

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Apr

23

Alligator Season Approved

On April 18, the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks approved rule changes for the 2018 alligator hunting season on public waters and private lands in Mississippi. The statewide public waters season will offer 930 permits within 7 hunting zones across the state for the 10-day season, August 31 – September 10, 2018.

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Apr

23

MS Outdoors Radio: April 23

On this episode of MS Outdoors Radio, we discussed common hunting and fishing myths.

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Apr

16

Boating Restrictions Lifted

Mississippi River floodwaters are now reopened to recreational boat traffic and the “no wake” lifted.

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Apr

11

Pond Management Workshop

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau and the Mississippi State University Extension Service are hosting a pond management workshop in Harrison County.

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Apr

10

Birdsong & Bluegrass

Enjoy a beautiful evening at MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science during “Birdsong & Bluegrass” on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 4 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., rain or shine.

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Apr

10

Scholastic Sports Tournament

The Mississippi Scholastic Shooting Program (MSSP) will hold its annual State Tournament at MDWFP’s Turcotte Education Center near Canton on April 14.

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