Four accused of headlighting deer in 18-wheeler

  Four individuals were arrested recently in Newton County after being accused of hunting deer with the aid of a light and other charges.(Photo: MDWFP/Special to The Clarion-Led) Information from concerned citizens recently led to the arrest of four individuals in Newton County who are accused of illegally shooting at a deer from an 18-wheeler […] Read more

Supplemental Feeding for Deer After a Winter Flood

JACKSON – Recent winter flooding along the Mississippi River caused thousands of deer to relocate to drier land in Mississippi.  As flood waters start to recede, deer will begin to return to their normal home range.  Research has proven that deer displaced by high water events will return to their normal home ranges soon after […] Read more

Youth Waterfowl Hunting Day: February 6

JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) would like to remind everyone that statewide most Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) with waterfowl hunting opportunity will be open for the final youth waterfowl hunting day of the season on February 6, 2016. Licensed adults are encouraged to participate by taking a youth (under […] Read more

Hunting Seasons Close in the South Delta until January 31

JACKSON – This morning, the Steel Bayou Landside gauge went over ninety (90) feet triggering the closure of hunting season in the south Delta.  Pursuant to the order of the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks earlier this month, once the Mississippi River reaches forty-three (43) feet on the Vicksburg gauge AND the Steele Bayou […] Read more

Hunting Seasons in Areas Affected by Mississippi River Flooding to Remain Closed Until January 31

JACKSON – On January 20, 2016, during its regularly scheduled January meeting, the Mississippi Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, voted to keep hunting seasons along the Mississippi River closed until January 31, 2016.  The order also declares all areas inundated by floodwaters to be “no wake” zones.  MDWFP staff recommended that hunting seasons – […] Read more

Wildlife Management Area Turkey Hunting Applications Available

JACKSON –The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) is now accepting online applications for Wildlife Management Area (WMA) turkey draw hunts.   Applications can be submitted at; the deadline to submit applications is February 15.  All applicants must have a valid WMA user permit to apply.  WMA user permits are available for purchase […] Read more