New State Record Yellow Perch Caught at Pickwick Lake

JACKSON – On Monday, March 21, Wesley Cummings of Booneville was fishing in Mill Creek at Pickwick Lake near Iuka.  While crappie fishing using a small pink jig, Mr. Cummings hooked and landed a large yellow perch. The fish was positively identified by Tyler Stubbs, a fisheries biologist with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, […] Read more

Brookhaven Parks and Recreation Youth Fishing Rodeo

JACKSON –Youth 15 years and younger are invited to a youth fishing rodeo at the Hansel King Sportsplex beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 9. The free event is hosted by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) and the City of Brookhaven Parks and Recreation Department. The Hansel King Sportsplex is located […] Read more

Alligator Hunting Seasons for 2016 Proposed

JACKSON – The Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks approved proposed rule changes for the 2016 alligator hunting season on public waters and private lands in Mississippi on March 16.  The statewide public waters season will include opportunities in specific public waterways.  As proposed, a total of 920 permits will be available within 7 hunting […] Read more

2016 Fishing Forecast for Northeast Mississippi

JACKSON – Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) fisheries biologists are optimistic about fishing success in 2016 on Arkabutla, Sardis, Enid, and Grenada Reservoirs based on last fall’s sampling. Crappie have had good to excellent spawns from 2012-2015.  Use larger baits and/or fish deeper to improve your percentage of keepers. White crappie from […] Read more

Voluntary Survey Allows Hunters to Aid Wild Turkey Management

JACKSON – Turkey hunters with an interest in helping the conservation and management of their favorite game bird can aid the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) by acting as their on-the-ground eyes and ears.  Participation in the MDWFP annual Spring Gobbler Hunting Survey (SGHS) gives turkey hunters a chance to collect data […] Read more

Unleash Your Wild Side at “NatureFEST!” on April 2

JACKSON—The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ Museum of Natural Science invites you to unleash your wild side at “NatureFEST!” on Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. “We are excited to welcome Wildlife Wonders’ exotic animal stage show and Freedom Ranch’s live raptors to this year’s festival!” says Charles Knight, […] Read more

Voluntary Survey Allows Hunters to Aid Wild Turkey Management

JACKSON – Turkey hunters with an interest in helping the conservation and management of their favorite game bird can aid the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) by acting as their on-the-ground eyes and ears.  Participation in the MDWFP annual Spring Gobbler Hunting Survey (SGHS) gives turkey hunters a chance to collect data […] Read more

Museum “Summer Camp 2016” Online Registration Now Open

JACKSON—Remember those magical childhood summer days spent exploring the outdoors? This June, your children can experience similar adventures!  Register your children for summer camp at the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ Museum of Natural Science. Age-appropriate camps include: “Go Outdooors … Camp!”, “Jr. Naturalist Camp”, and “Field Camp” for children entering kindergarten through […] Read more

Spring Turkey Season Opens March 15

JACKSON – It’s time for Mississippi turkey hunters to break out their calls and dust off their shotguns, because the 2016 spring gobbler season is just around the corner! Turkey season opens on Tuesday, March 15 and ends May 1. For hunters age 15 and under, the youth season begins a week earlier on March […] Read more