Unleash Your Wild Side at “NatureFEST!” On April 1, 2017

JACKSON—Unleash your wild side at MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science at “NatureFEST!” on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. “We are excited to welcome Wildlife Wonders’ exotic animal stage show and the Magic Funtastic Comedy Show to this year’s festival!” says Museum Director Charles Knight. The event is a festival, […] Read more

MDWFP Concerned About Illegal Wild Hog Trapping Methods

JACKSON – Wild hogs can be found in all 82 of Mississippi’s counties, and the damage they cause to the ecosystem, agriculture, and native wildlife are a serious concern. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) encourages control of wild hogs at every legal opportunity and for everyone to become familiar with regulations […] Read more

Excitement is High for Spring Turkey Season

JACKSON – For Mississippi’s nearly 50,000 turkey hunters, the day they have been anticipating is almost at hand.  The spring turkey season opens on March 15th and ends May 1st.  Hunters aged 15 and under get an earlier opportunity with the Youth season beginning on March 8th.  Bag limits for the spring season are one […] Read more

Turkey Hunters Asked to Voluntarily Report Their Harvests   

JACKSON – In an effort to increase information on the wellbeing of Mississippi’s wild turkey flock, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) is asking turkey hunters to voluntarily report their harvests this spring through a new online system produced by the agency.   “Mississippi is one of only two states throughout the Eastern […] Read more

VEC to Host Fish Predators Programs March 14 – 17

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Visitor Education Center (VEC) adjacent to Enid Lake will host Feathered Fish Predators programs March 14 – 17 at 2:00 p.m.  These programs will give youth the opportunity to learn about Enid Lake birds that feed on fish. Participants will learn about ospreys, pelicans, green herons, […] Read more

Museum “Summer Camp 2017” Online Registration Now Ope

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 MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. Age-appropriate camps include: “Go Outdooors … Camp!”, “Jr. Naturalist Camp”, and “Field Camp” for youth entering kindergarten through entering twelfth grade. A Preschool Camp […] Read more

2017 Spring Fishing Forecast for the Mississippi Delta

JACKSON – Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) fisheries biologists are expecting a great 2017 fishing season in the Mississippi Delta!  Recent fish population sampling revealed improved populations of largemouth bass, crappie, and bream in most Delta oxbows.  “In general, the sport fish numbers in the oxbows are up dramatically,” said Nathan Aycock, […] Read more

2017 Fishing Forecast for Southeast Mississippi

Jackson – Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) fisheries biologists are anticipating a productive 2017 fishing season in the southeast part of the State. Crappie fishing should be excellent in the Pascagoula River system this spring.  According to our fall surveys, Graham Lake in Jackson County and Upper and Lower Rhines Lakes in […] Read more

New Lake Record Crappie Caught at Lake Mike Conner

COVINGTON COUNTY – A new Lake Mike Connor record crappie has been caught!  Mr. Charles M. Thompson of Seminary, MS caught the 2.2 pound white crappie on February 14, 2017.  Lake Mike Conner is a 79-acre state fishing lake located in Covington County.  “Our state fishing lakes offer excellent fishing for largemouth bass, bream, crappie, […] Read more