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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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Sep

19

Treestand Safety Precautions

Treestand accidents are the leading cause of injury to hunters. MDWFP urges everyone hunting from an elevated stand to consider these safety precautions.

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Sep

18

Archery Season Opens Sept. 30

Archery season for deer will open September 30 in the Delta, Northeast, East Central, and Southwest Zones and October 14 in the Southeast Zone. Longbows, recurves, compound bows, and crossbows are all considered legal archery equipment and can be used during all hunting seasons for deer. There is no minimum or maximum draw weight, no minimum arrow length, and fixed or mechanical broadheads may be used.

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Sep

13

Species Profile: Piebald Madtom

Few people have ever heard of the Piebald Mad-tom and only a select few biologists have ever seen one. Why? This species of fish is extremely hard to extricate from the leaf-packed, woody debris it inhabits in small rivers. Degradation of habitat and water quality in streams throughout the range of this fish also contributed to population declines.

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Sep

12

VEC to Host Gourd Program

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Visitor Education Center (VEC) adjacent to Enid Lake will host a Gourd Program on Saturday, September 23 at 2 p.m.

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Sep

11

OutdoorAma on the Rez

JACKSON –Come celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day as the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) and the Mississippi Wildlife Federation (MWF) host OutdoorAma on the Rez at the Turcotte Education Center on Saturday, September 23. The event is open to youth ages 5 to 14 and will start at 8 a.m. The Turcotte Education Center is located at 506 Hwy 43 South near Ross Barnett Reservoir.

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Sep

8

Bike Your Park Day

Explore Mississippi State Parks by bicycle on Bike Your Park Day, September 30. Bring friends, family, or join the organized rides celebrating our parks in conjunction with National Public Lands Day. You will be joining thousands of others who will explore parks and public lands by bicycle on the same day.

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Sep

7

September Youth Fishing Rodeos

Anglers 15 years old and younger are invited to youth fishing rodeos across the state this September. These events are free and provide a good opportunity for young anglers to fish a lake that is well stocked with catfish, which are typically easy to catch. Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear, catfish bait, and stringers. Families are invited to come enjoy quality time together in a safe environment.

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Sep

6

MDWFP September 2017 Newsletter

Keep up with latest news and events at the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks!

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Sep

6

Mississippi's Changing Deer Herd

Deer hunters in Mississippi likely have heard about bag limit changes for the 2017–2018 hunting season. For the first time in decades, the bag limit on antlerless deer statewide has been reduced. The purpose of this article is to explain the regulation changes, why those changes were made, and to provide a status on Mississippi’s deer herd.

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Sep

1

Take HIP Survey Before Hunting

JACKSON — If you plan on hunting any migratory bird (ex: coots, ducks, geese, brant, swans, doves, woodcock, rails, snipe, or gallinules) you are REQUIRED by federal law to participate in the Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP) survey–something most hunters do already during the purchase of a Mississippi hunting license.

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Aug

28

Lake Mary Crawford Closed

MONTICELLO – Lake Mary Crawford, located near Monticello, is closed to the public. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) drained the lake in preparation for planned renovations. “Draining Lake Mary Crawford will allow us to make needed repairs to the water level control structure, fishing piers, and boat ramp,” said Jerry Brown, MDWFP State Lake Coordinator. “After repairs are completed, we will restock the lake with bass, bream, crappie, and catfish.”

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Aug

28

Fisheries Director Awarded

JACKSON – Larry Pugh, the Fisheries Bureau Director of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) received the Award of Excellence from the Fisheries Management Section of the American Fisheries Society (AFS).

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Aug

28

New Male Alligator Length Record

A new record alligator was certified August 28, 2017, by MDWFP Alligator Program Coordinator, Ricky Flynt. The alligator was taken in the Southwest Alligator Hunting Zone by the hunting party of Bryan Burnside of Brandon, MS near Natchez MS.

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Aug

26

Alligator Season Opening

Opening day of the public water alligator season was greeted with very comfortable weather conditions and cloudy skies which resulted in many hunting parties finding success early before sunset in several zones.

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