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Jan

18

Rainbow Trout Are Back!

TUPELO –The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) stocked over 600 rainbow trout into the bank-fishing pond at Lake Lamar Bruce near Saltillo on Wednesday January 10th. According to MDWFP Fisheries Biologist Trevor Knight, “the rainbow trout we have stocked the past two winters have been a popular addition for anglers.

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Jan

17

Winter on the Reservoirs

Plenty of outdoors action is in the spotlight as the new year begins in Mississippi, with hunting for ducks and deer in full swing. And the promise of warmer weather turns a sportsman’s fancy toward thoughts of turkey season and big fish.

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Jan

9

2018 Youth Art Contest

Students across Mississippi are invited to get outdoors and participate in the 2018 North Mississippi Fish Hatchery Youth Art Contest. Each student must submit a portfolio including entry form and artwork to the Visitor Education Center (VEC) by May 10, 2018.

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Jan

8

Down to the Wire

Mississippi duck hunters who have waited to the last possible moment to knock down a limit of mallards this season are hoping that the weather, the water, and the birds work in their favor.

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Jan

3

MDWFP January 2018 Newsletter

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

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Jan

2

Getting a Good Score

As the idea of “Quality Deer Management” becomes more popular, some hunters are opting to pass smaller bucks and harvest only mature bucks with larger racks. Consequently, more sportsmen are becoming interested in the “score” of their buck’s antlers.

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Dec

28

State Park Wedding Venues

Using a Mississippi State Park as a wedding venue is no longer a secret

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Dec

28

All the Scents in the World

Bucks in rut are single-mindedly focused on impressing does. Competing bucks always rub, scrape, and lock antlers in a show of territory and dominance, all aimed at winning over a doe. If you have ever caught sight of bucks giving chase to a female deer, you know it is fascinating to watch.

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Dec

21

Second Gun Season with Dogs

The second gun season with dogs is December 24, 2017 through January 17, 2018. Hunters may harvest bucks or antlerless deer on private land and legal bucks only on open public land.

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Dec

19

Building a Duck Paradise

Waterfowlers can turn old croplands or catfish ponds into mallard havens with planning, investment, and hard work in a state with such a rich agricultural heritage as Mississippi.

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Dec

11

Add Lime to Fertilizer

Pond owners who want to improve their fishing should consider fertilizing their pond.

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Dec

6

First Day Hikes

What better way to kick off the New Year than by being active outdoors?

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Dec

5

Hiking MS's Hidden Waterfalls

Just a few miles east of the wide, Mississippi River channel, hikers can experience the state’s most challenging terrain and discover nearly 50 waterfalls dropping from ledges as high as 30 feet.

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Dec

1

Fowl or Foul?

As early fall arrives, one of the more common questions wildlife biologists are asked is: What kind of hunting season are we going to have? The most appropriate answer: Well, it depends…

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Dec

1

Youth Waterfowl Camp Application

Youth ages 13 – 16 will increase their knowledge of waterfowl biology, wetland management, and ethical hunting practices through classroom discussions and field activities led by biologists and other wildlife professionals.

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