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Nov

14

Celebrate the Season

Make merry memories this holiday season at the award-winning MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science! “Connect with your friends and family and experience unique, hands-on events,” invites Charles Knight, Museum Director. All events and exhibits are included with museum admission of: $6 for adults, $4 for youth ages 3-18, and $5 for senior citizens ages 60 and up.

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Nov

13

Consider Winter Drawdowns

One of the most useful and inexpensive pond management practices is called a "winter drawdown." Water levels are reduced in a pond to some predetermined level, generally exposing 35 to 50 percent of the pond-bottom area. Winter drawdowns can be useful in controlling aquatic weeds and can help manipulate fish populations. They are also useful when repairing piers and docks or, redesigning, and liming ponds.

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Nov

6

Deer Carcass Importation Rules

Mississippians traveling out of state to hunt big game need to be aware of rules affecting the transport of their trophy. On May 2016, the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks passed 40 Miss. Admin Code, Part 2, Rule 2.7 Prohibition on Cervid Carcass Importation, to Protect Mississippi from Chronic Wasting Disease. Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a fatal neurological disease that affects cervids and has been found in 24 states and 3 foreign countries. A cervid is a member of the deer family and includes white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, moose, caribou, red deer, sika deer, and fallow deer.

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Nov

6

MDWFP November Newsletter

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

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Nov

1

Paddlefish Egg Harvest Season

The 2017-2018 Mississippi Paddlefish egg harvest season will open on November 20 and close April 10. Areas open for Paddlefish egg harvest are the Mississippi River (to include all public waters between the main line levees of the Mississippi River along the Mississippi-Arkansas border) and the Yazoo River Basin Harvest Zone.

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Oct

26

MDWFP Bat Survey Video

This week is Bat Week, an international celebration of the role bats play in nature.

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Oct

25

The Allure of Antlers

Many of you have experienced this situation. Have you ever wondered what those antlers really are and how they grew? In deer management today, growing big antlers is significant. We need a better understanding of the antler growth cycle to fully appreciate them.

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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 & Parks 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. The toy drive will run through December 11.

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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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