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Handmade Fishing Lures Display Ends

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Visitor Education Center (North Mississippi Fish Hatchery)

County: Yalobusha

For more information please contact Emily-Jo Wiggins at (662) 563-8068 or by email at

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Visitor Education Center (VEC) will host a "Handmade Fishing Lures" display through October 12. The display features various lures created by local fishing enthusiast Lee Upchurch. The collection includes crappie jigs, spinnerbaits, bass jigs, and various top water flies. 

The VEC is part of MDWFP’s North Mississippi Fish Hatchery and is located in Enid, MS at Exit 233 east off I-55. The VEC is the first and only facility of its kind in Mississippi. The Center features a native habitat area, a 10,000-gallon aquarium, interactive exhibits, displays, artifacts, fishing rodeo pond, gift shop, and gallery. The VEC serves as entertaining and engaging learning experiences for visitors.

For additional information, call the VEC at (662) 563-8068. Admission is $2.50 for adults ages 18-59, and $2.00 for youth ages 3 -17 and adults over the age of 60.


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