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

Youth Turkey Season Offers Excitement for Young Hunters

JACKSON – The 2016 youth turkey season will begin on private lands and authorized state and federal lands on Tuesday, March 8, 2016.  This special season, which is available to hunters ages 15 and under, coincides with spring break for many of Mississippi’s schools. This opportunity is an excellent chance to introduce young hunters to […] Read more

2016 Fishing Forecast for Northeast Mississippi

JACKSON – Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) fisheries biologists expect a great year for anglers during the upcoming fishing season in Northeast Mississippi.  Fall 2016 population sampling on our state lakes and state park lakes revealed excellent populations of bass, bream, and crappie.  “We collected more bass in the 4 – 8 […] Read more

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