2017 – 2018 Proposed Changes for Wildlife Management Areas

JACKSON – At a public meeting on April 19, 2017, the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks approved proposed rule changes for the 2017 – 2018 hunting seasons on Wildlife Management Areas.  To view a copy of these proposed rules, visit www.mdwfp.com. The proposed changes have been filed with the Secretary of State’s Office and […] Read more

MDWFP and MSU to Host Pond Management Workshop in Lauderdale County

MERIDIAN – 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 Lauderdale County. The workshop will be held at the East Mississippi Electric Power Association Auditorium located at 2128 Highway 39 North in Meridian on Thursday evening, May 4th […] Read more

VEC to Present Fossil Program

Jill Smith, Director of the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany, will present a program about fossils at the Visitor Education Center (VEC) on Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m.  Smith will talk about finding and collecting fossils in Union County and the best ways to preserve collected specimens. Participants will have the opportunity […] Read more

Four State Fishing Lake Record Fish Caught In One Weekend

JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced that four state fishing lake record fish were caught over the weekend.  Ray Newsome of Columbia caught a lake record bluegill (11 ounces) and redear sunfish (12 ounces) at Lake Columbia on April 15, 2017.  On the same day, Sue Thornton […] Read more

Update – Trace State Park Lake Closed for Dam Repairs

JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP), by Commission Order on April 19, has closed Old Natchez Trace Lake at Trace State Park. MDWFP has completed the process of draining the lake in preparation for planned repairs to the dam. Other activities, including fishing in the smaller lake near the Park […] Read more