2016 Youth Art Contest Deadline

Students across Mississippi are invited to get outdoors and participate in the 2016 North Mississippi Fish Hatchery Youth Art Contest. Each student must submit a portfolio including entry form and artwork to the Visitor Education Center (VEC) by May 10, 2016.  The contest is sponsored by the Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. Winners […] Read more

South Delta Wildlife Management Areas Closed Due to Flooding

JACKSON – Heavy rainfall during the month of March and April has resulted in extraordinary high water levels and backwater flooding in the Mississippi south Delta. On April 12, 2016, the Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) signed an Executive Order closing turkey season, including any permit-only turkey hunts, […] Read more

MDWFP and MSU to Host Pond Management Workshop in Newton County

JACKSON – 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 Newton County. The workshop will be held at the Coastal Plains Experiment Station located at 51 Coastal Plains Road on Thursday, April 21 at 6 p.m.  An hour-long […] Read more

MDWFP to Host State Championship Archery Tournament

JACKSON—Having competed in North and South State qualifying tournaments, more than 4,000 student archers representing schools across Mississippi are gearing up to compete in the 2016 Archery in Mississippi Schools (AIMS) State Tournament, April 4-7 at the Kirk Fordice Equine Center in Jackson. Archery has quickly grown in popularity among students in both public and […] Read more

MDWFP and MSU to Host Pond Management Workshop in Pike County

JACKSON – 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 Pike County. The workshop will be held at Percy Quin State Park convention center on Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m.  An hour-long presentation will include topics on […] Read more