MDWFP Invites Youth to OutdoorAma on the Rez

JACKSON – Come celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day as the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) and the Mississippi Wildlife Federation (MWF) host OutdoorAma on the Rez at the Turcotte Education Center on Saturday, September 23.  The event is open to youth ages 5 to 14 and will start at 8 a.m. […] Read more

VEC to Host Gourd Progra

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Visitor Education Center (VEC) adjacent to Enid Lake will host a Gourd Program on Saturday, September 23 at 2 p.m. Participants of all ages will have the opportunity to create bird houses and decorations with fall harvest and holiday themes. The program is free with the […] Read more

Dove Season Starts September 2

JACKSON – Mississippi’s dove hunting season will open on September 2 statewide. For private lands on opening day, legal shooting hours will begin 30 minutes before sunrise. Dove fields on Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Wildlife Management Areas may have different hunt days and shooting times, depending on the specific area’s regulations. […] Read more

MDWFP Fisheries Bureau Director Wins National Award

JACKSON – Larry Pugh, the Fisheries Bureau Director of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) received the Award of Excellence from the Fisheries Management Section of the American Fisheries Society (AFS). The American Fisheries Society is an international organization dedicated to strengthening the fisheries profession, advancing fisheries science, and conserving fisheries resources. […] Read more

Lake Mary Crawford Closed for Renovation

MONTICELLO – Lake Mary Crawford, located near Monticello, is closed to the public.  The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) drained the lake in preparation for planned renovations.  “Draining Lake Mary Crawford will allow us to make needed repairs to the water level control structure, fishing piers, and boat ramp,” said Jerry Brown, […] Read more

September Canada Goose Season Approaching

JACKSON – Mississippi hunters will get their first wing-shooting opportunity of the fall when the early Canada goose season opens September 1. The season is designed to help manage Mississippi’s population of resident Canada geese, which can become overpopulated and create nuisance issues in local areas. Hunters will once again enjoy a month-long hunting season, […] Read more

MDWFP Graduates Eleven New Conservation Officers

JACKSON – Eleven newly sworn Conservation Officers will be patrolling areas of assignment across Mississippi this summer. Wednesday, June 28, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks held a graduation ceremony at Roosevelt State Park in Morton, honoring the 11 new Conservation Officers.  These officers will be assigned to counties stretching from North Mississippi […] Read more

First Confirmed Snakehead Fish Caught in Mississippi Lake

JACKSON –  A Northern Snakehead Fish was caught in Lake Whittington, an oxbow lake of the Mississippi River in Bolivar County, by bow fishermen Brad Baugh and Bubba Steadman, of Cleveland, MS on June 5, 2017. They kept the fish, photographed it, and immediately contacted the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP). “Snakeheads […] Read more