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

Supplemental Feeding During and After a Flood Event

JACKSON – Recent flooding along the Mississippi River alluvial valley caused thousands of deer to relocate to drier land.  Research has proven that deer displaced by high water events will return to their normal home ranges within weeks of the flood waters receding.  As these deer return, questions exist as to the flood’s impact on […] Read more

2016 Youth Art Contest

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

Additional Area Closed to Hunting Due to Rising Flood Waters

JACKSON – In cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and private landowners, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) by order of the Executive Director added the following area to the hunting season closure order issued on December 30, 2015: Zone 4. B:       Sharkey, Humphreys, Yazoo, Issaquena, Warren […] Read more

Pond Management Workshop in Copiah 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 Copiah County. The workshop will be held at the Copiah County Multi-purpose Building located at 2040 West Gallman Road in Gallman on Tuesday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m.  […] Read more