Youth Waterfowl Camp Applications Now Available

JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks is once again partnering with Ducks Unlimited, Inc. and other volunteers to host the Youth Waterfowl Hunting and Education Camp. The camp’s mission is to recruit and retain waterfowl hunters and increase support for wetland conservation and waterfowl hunting in Mississippi. Youth ages 13 – […] Read more

Museum to Host “Fossil Friday the 13th” on October 13, 2017

JACKSON – Elementary and middle school children and families can explore Mississippi’s fossil past through activities, investigations, and games during a National Fossil Day celebration at MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. Although National Fossil Day is officially October 11th, the museum is celebrating on Fossil Friday the 13th from 10 a.m. – Noon,” explains […] Read more

VEC to Host Tree Identification Program

Brady Self, the Northwest Mississippi Extension Forestry Specialist with the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University will present a Tree Identification program at the Visitor Education Center (VEC) on Saturday, October 7th at 2 p.m. The tree identification course is for anyone interested in learning how to identify trees during the fall. The program will consist […] Read more

MDWFP Invites Youth to OutdoorAma on the Rez

JACKSON – Come celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day as the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) and the Mississippi Wildlife Federation (MWF) host OutdoorAma on the Rez at the Turcotte Education Center on Saturday, September 23.  The event is open to youth ages 5 to 14 and will start at 8 a.m. […] Read more

VEC to Host Gourd Progra

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Visitor Education Center (VEC) adjacent to Enid Lake will host a Gourd Program on Saturday, September 23 at 2 p.m. Participants of all ages will have the opportunity to create bird houses and decorations with fall harvest and holiday themes. The program is free with the […] Read more

Dove Season Starts September 2

JACKSON – Mississippi’s dove hunting season will open on September 2 statewide. For private lands on opening day, legal shooting hours will begin 30 minutes before sunrise. Dove fields on Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Wildlife Management Areas may have different hunt days and shooting times, depending on the specific area’s regulations. […] Read more

MDWFP Fisheries Bureau Director Wins National Award

JACKSON – Larry Pugh, the Fisheries Bureau Director of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) received the Award of Excellence from the Fisheries Management Section of the American Fisheries Society (AFS). The American Fisheries Society is an international organization dedicated to strengthening the fisheries profession, advancing fisheries science, and conserving fisheries resources. […] Read more