Wolf Lake Closed to Recreational Boating and All Waters Flooded by Mississippi River Declared “No Wake” Zones

YAZOO CITY – As of last night, the Mississippi River reached forty-eight (48.1) feet on the Vicksburg, MS gauge AND eighty-seven (86.7) feet on the Steel Bayou Landside gauge.  Pursuant to the order of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, as authorized by the Commission earlier this month, effective immediately all areas within […] Read more

MDWFP Celebrates National Fishing and Boating Week

JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) wants you to mark your calendar for National Fishing and Boating Week June 3 -11, a national celebration of fishing and boating.  June 3 and 4 are designated as “Free Fishing Days” in Mississippi, and any person may sport fish without a license.  In […] Read more

Fishing Rule Changes for MDWFP Lakes Announced

JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced fishing regulation changes on several MDWFP managed lakes.  At Lake Tom Bailey in Lauderdale County, the rule change removes the 15-inch minimum length limit on largemouth bass and increases the daily creel limit to 10 largemouth bass per angler. The daily […] Read more

Groundbreaking Dinosaur Exhibit Opens at MDWFP’s Museum of Natural Science on May 20, 2017

JACKSON – The most complex and far-reaching exhibit of dinosaurs and their world ever created opens at MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science on May 20, 2017 and runs through December 30, 2017. “Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous” is a fusion of state-of-the-art video game technology and traditional exhibits featuring full-size dinosaur bones, a paleontology […] Read more

Mississippi’s 2017-18 Early Migratory Bird Seasons Announced

JACKSON  – The Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks approved dates for the 2017-2018 early hunting seasons for migratory game birds during its April meeting in Jackson, Mississippi. These dates are listed in the table below; and include hunting seasons for doves, resident Canada geese, early teal, rails, snipe, and woodcock. Legal hunting hours for […] Read more

MDWFP Lake Monroe Re-Opens June 7

JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) will host a youth fishing day at Lake Monroe on Saturday, June 3, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Fishing will be open to youth 15 years and under.  All youth must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 21 years old […] Read more

Spring Squirrel Season Opens May 15

JACKSON – Mississippi’s spring squirrel hunting season opens May 15 and closes June 1. The bag limit is four squirrels per day. Unlike fall and winter hunting, during the spring squirrel hunting season, acorns and other nut crops will not be available. Squirrels use a wide variety of foods in spring, such as fruits, berries, […] Read more

Alligator Hunting Season and Permit Process Approved for 2017

JACKSON – At a public meeting on April 19, 2017, the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks approved rule changes for the 2017 alligator hunting season on public waters and private lands in Mississippi.  The statewide public waters season will include opportunities in specific public waterways.  There are no changes to public water zones nor […] Read more

2017 – 2018 Proposed Changes for Wildlife Management Areas

JACKSON – At a public meeting on April 19, 2017, the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks approved proposed rule changes for the 2017 – 2018 hunting seasons on Wildlife Management Areas.  To view a copy of these proposed rules, visit www.mdwfp.com. The proposed changes have been filed with the Secretary of State’s Office and […] Read more

MDWFP and MSU to Host Pond Management Workshop in Lauderdale County

MERIDIAN – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau and the Mississippi State University Extension Service are hosting a pond management workshop in Lauderdale County. The workshop will be held at the East Mississippi Electric Power Association Auditorium located at 2128 Highway 39 North in Meridian on Thursday evening, May 4th […] Read more