Mississippi Outdoor Magazine Top Five Stories
Mississippi Outdoor Magazine Top Five Stories
1/19/2024 8:00:00 AM


Mississippi Outdoors Magazine has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1937. What started as a newsletter highlighting Mississippi's outdoor opportunities has turned into one of the most popular outdoor magazines in the state. While it has undergone a variety of changes throughout the years, its mission to inform, educate, and entertain its readers has remained true. 

Our current MS Outdoor Magazine editor has compiled a list of five important articles over the past ten years, and we invite you to take a look at them! 



1. Blanket of Water (September - October 2019) 

The flooding of the Yazoo Backwater Area in 2019 affected agriculture and wildlife in the Mississippi Delta. This article, winner of the 2019 Summit Award from the Mississippi Library Commission, delivered a breakdown of how the flood affected the current state and projected future of wildlife habitat and fisheries from the Delta to the Gulf Coast.

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2. CWD primer (September - October 2018) 

After Mississippi’s first Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) case was discovered in January 2018, everything changed for deer hunters. The 2018-2019 deer season was the first under the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) CWD Management Plan. Though one might not consider it a conventional magazine article, it comprehensively guided the management plan and its influence on hunters and future hunting.

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3. Operation Longbeard (March - April 2022) 

On April 21, 2019, one of the most significant wild turkey poaching cases in U.S. history began with the simultaneous execution of search warrants by three teams of MDWFP Conservation Officers. The case, known internally as Operation Longbeard, eventually uncovered what Col. Steve Adcock, the then-Chief of MDWFP Law Enforcement, called “the most blatant disregard for Mississippi’s conservation laws I have seen in my 33 years of service.

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4. Kids & Fishing (March - April 2021) 

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Dustin Rodgers’ delightful descriptions of his experiences as a kid and a parent were relatable and helpful for those wanting to get their children interested in fishing. His story sparked the idea for “Getting Kids to Hunt,” a roundtable discussion with members of the Wildlife Bureau describing their experiences as kids and parents. Those discussions revealed how to deal with some of the delicate issues associated with hunting and the delightful experiences of simply getting children outdoors.

5. Getting Kids to Hunt (September - October 2023) 

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