Melvin has been a host on Mississippi Outdoors for
over 30 years. The Neshoba County native and Newton resident
started his career with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife,
Fisheries, and Parks in 1966. Melvin is a true Mississippi icon.
Every week Melvin has been greeting the viewers of Mississippi
Outdoors. His warm smile and genuine personality have endeared him
in the hearts of Mississippi sportsmen and women. Without even
trying, Melvin has ingrained himself into the fabric of
Mississippi's outdoor landscape. Melvin once said he's been living
every country boy's dream and he's able to exceed his expectations.
"Very few people get to live out their dreams and fantasies,"
Melvin said. "With God's grace, the support of my wife Betty and
the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks I've
been able to do just that."
Randy was born and
raised in Meridian, MS and introduced to the outdoors at a very
young age by his parents, Joe and Betty Newell. Both parents had
him out on the lake or in the woods year round. He now resides in
Rankin County with his wife, Donna and son Addison. Randy is a
Conservation Officer for The Mississippi Department of Wildlife,
Fisheries & Parks with over seventeen years of experience. "I
am living a God given dream in the opportunity I have been given,"
Randy said, "And I plan on every child and family in the state of
Mississippi to live it with me." Randy is actively involved in
A-Hunt-Above, which is an organization that creates hunting and
fishing opportunities for physically challenged children and
children with life threatening illnesses.
Todd Shiyou is a Hancock County native, the youngest of four
sons to Michael and Juanita Shiyou. Being part of a family that
loved the outdoors, it was natural for Todd to hunt and fish for
whatever was in season. Todd's main passion is speckled trout
fishing. He never missed a chance to go with his dad. Naturally as
Todd became older, venturing offshore, blue water fishing was just
another step to make him a more rounded fisherman. No matter what
the season Todd will be out there.