Rainbow Trout Stocked at Lake Lamar Bruce

JACKSON –The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) recently stocked approximately 500 rainbow trout into the bank-fishing pond at Lake Lamar Bruce near Saltillo.  According to MDWFP Fisheries Biologist Trevor Knight, “the rainbow trout we stocked in December 2015 were a popular attraction for anglers at Lake Lamar Bruce last year.  They provided […] Read more

Youth Waterfowl Hunting Day in Mississippi is February 4

Jackson- The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) would like to remind everyone of the upcoming final youth waterfowl hunting day of the season on February 4, 2017. Licensed adults are encouraged to participate by taking youth (under the age of 16) out to experience waterfowl hunting on public or private land. Although […] Read more

MDWFP Announces Habitat and Predator Management Month

JACKSON – Amidst growing concern for populations of wild turkeys and other wildlife species, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) seeks to begin a new initiative aimed at encouraging hunters and landowners to undertake management practices to boost numbers of sought-after game species.  “Late winter is a great time to implement many […] Read more

Extreme Weather Results in Record Waterfowl Numbers

JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) completed its early January aerial waterfowl survey this week as part of the nationwide Mid-Winter Waterfowl Survey. Estimates for both mallards and total ducks were the highest observed since MDWFP began using its current survey methods in 2005. The survey estimate of the Mississippi […] Read more

2017 Youth Art Contest Announced

JACKSON – Students across Mississippi are invited to get outdoors and participate in the 2017 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, 2017. The contest is sponsored by the Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and […] Read more

Youth Waterfowl Hunting and Education Camp Announced

JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks is once again partnering with Ducks Unlimited, Inc. and others to host the Youth Waterfowl Hunting and Education Camp. The camp’s mission is to recruit and retain waterfowl hunters and increase support for wetland conservation and waterfowl hunting in Mississippi. This camp is much more […] Read more