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Habitat and Predator Management

Feb

28

Hardwood Forests

The significance of hardwoods to wild turkeys is many and varied. Their most evident appeal is the food resources they provide.

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Feb

27

Food for Thought

The first step in learning more about what game animals commonly eat is to establish a working knowledge of natural foods such as wildflowers, grasses, trees, shrubs, vines, and other food items.

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Feb

26

How to Set a Raccoon Trap

In this video, we give you a step by step guide to setting a dog-proof trap for raccoons and possums.

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Feb

22

Don't Blame Predators

Don't blame predators for poor turkey habitat.

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Feb

21

Video: Supplemental Planting

On this past episode of Mississippi Outdoors TV, we met with MDWFP biologists and Mississippi State University’s Dr. Bronson Strickland to learn about food plots and things hunters and landowners should consider before, during, and after planting to make their food plots a success.

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Feb

20

Wild Hogs, the Ultimate Predator

So, what makes this predator such a threat to its surrounding habitat? Wild hogs are considered opportunistic omnivores, which basically means they can (and do) eat almost anything they happen across.

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Feb

19

Video: Predator Trapping Basics

In this segment from Mississippi Outdoors TV, we road along with trappers from the Mississippi Trappers Association to learn their tricks behind successful trapping.

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Feb

16

Predator and Prey

Is the absence of predators always a good thing? Predator/prey relationships are extremely complex and often misunderstood.

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Feb

15

Best Traps for Animal Welfare

BMPs provide the information that will help make a trap and trapper function together in a manner that is safe, humane, effective, and selective.

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Feb

14

Old Field Management

Instead of watching deer browse the edge of a field, and instead of waiting for deer to come to a field from a distant thicket in the woods, why not create a field of cover and food, naturally?

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Feb

13

How to Set a Foothold Trap

This video provides an in-depth tutorial on setting a foothold trap for catching foxes, coyotes, and bobcats.

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Feb

12

Video: Habitat Management

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Feb

8

Video: Prescribed Burning

MDWFP Private Lands Program Coordinator John Gruchy explains the importance of prescribed burning.

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Feb

7

Wild Turkey Habitat Management

Although turkeys can be found in a variety of different habitat types, proper habitat management is essential for maintaining ideal conditions for the birds. Turkey habitat management can involve a variety of practices, including prescribed burning, timber harvest, creation of wildlife openings, food plots, and much more.

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Feb

5

MS Outdoors Radio: Wild Hogs

Nuisance Species Program Biologist Anthony Ballard join Mississippi Outdoors Radio to discuss the threat of wild hogs.

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Feb

3

Reinvigorating a Culture

Prescribed burning helps maintain plant communities that make up the forests and grasslands of Mississippi.

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Feb

2

Avoiding Trapping Mistakes

Trappers are responsible for their own actions. In addition, all trappers will be judged - to a greater or lesser extent - by the actions of each individual. Each trapper is therefore accountable not only to himself but to all other trappers. Some of the most common mistakes made by beginning trappers are listed below so that you will be aware of them and will avoid making them:

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Feb

1

Introduction to Habitat Mgmt

It is hard these days to read any article about hunting and not read something about the importance of habitat management. Wildlife biologists and managers frequently stress habitat management, but what is habitat?

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