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Mississippi’s 3rd White-tailed Deer Gun Season Opens December 24

Mississippi’s 3rd white-tailed deer gun hunting season will open December 24 and run through January 22.  Hunting with dogs is allowed during this season. Legal deer include either-sex on private lands and legal bucks only on open public lands.

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Mississippi Youth Waterfowl Hunting and Education Camp Announced

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) is partnering with Ducks Unlimited and many volunteers to host the MDWFP Youth Waterfowl Hunting and Education Camp.  The camp’s mission is to recruit and retain waterfowl hunters …

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Mississippi Youth Squirrel Hunting Opportunity Available at Natchez State Park

Youth hunters will have an opportunity to hunt squirrels on Natchez State Park during February 2014.  Natchez State Park, located off Highway 61 in Adams County, also provides limited deer and turkey hunts through permit drawings each year.  This is …

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Mississippi 2014 Late Season Dove Hunting Opportunity Approaching

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks wants to remind hunters that the third and final segment of Mississippi’s dove season is quickly approaching.  The North Zone final dove season is December 20 – January 12.  The South Z…

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Apply Now for Mississippi’s Trim Cane WMA Youth Waterfowl Hunt

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks is now accepting applications for the Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt on Trim Cane Wildlife Management Area (WMA).  The special youth hunt will be held on February 1, 2014.  The WMA is an 891-…

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Mississippi’s State Lakes and Parks Offer Accommodations for Hunters

Each year thousands of anglers and campers take advantage of the many convenient and affordable overnight accommodations offered at Mississippi’s state lakes and parks.  Hunters should also take advantage of these conveniences when making plans for …

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Mississippi’s 2013 Quail Season Opens Thanksgiving Day

Mississippi’s statewide bobwhite quail hunting season will open November 28, 2013 and close March 1, 2014.  The daily bag limit is eight quail.  Several public lands around the state offer quail hunting opportunities, but hunters should be prepared…

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Mississippi’s 2013 Quail Season Opens Thanksgiving Day

Mississippi’s statewide bobwhite quail hunting season will open November 28, 2013 and close March 1, 2014.  The daily bag limit is eight quail.  Several public lands around the state offer quail hunting opportunities, but hunters should be prepared…

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Mississippi Waterfowl Habitat Improvements Continue at Tuscumbia WMA

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks resumed work in October 2013 to improve waterfowl habitat on Tuscumbia Wildlife Management Area (WMA).  This area has seven waterfowl impoundments that are managed annually to provide habita…

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Mississippi Primitive Weapon Season for Deer Opens December 2, 2013

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Deer Program reminds hunters the statewide Primitive Weapons Season for deer opens Monday, December 2 and runs through Sunday, December 15.  Antlerless deer and zone-legal bucks are elig…

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Mississippi 2013 White-tailed Deer Gun Season Opens November 23

Mississippi’s white-tailed deer hunting season with guns opens November 23 and runs through December 1.  Hunting with dogs is allowed during this season.  Legal deer include antlerless deer and legal bucks on private lands and legal bucks on open p…

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November 16 is Mississippi Youth Waterfowl Hunting Day

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) reminds everyone that all Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) with waterfowl hunting opportunity will be open for the first youth waterfowl hunting day on November 16, 2013.  Adults are…

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Mississippi 2013 Waterfowl Seasons Upcoming

Mississippi’s goose hunting seasons open Thursday, November 14 and the first duck season split opens Friday, November 22.  With strong breeding population estimates last spring, Mississippi duck hunters are optimistic about the upcoming season.  Ho…

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Mississippi Special Primitive Weapons Hunt Begins November 11

Special Primitive Weapons Season for white-tailed deer will open on Monday, November 11 in the Hill and Delta Deer Zones.  The Special Primitive Weapons Hunt is for antlerless deer only on private lands and open public lands from November 11 – 22. …

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Mississippi DWFP to Host Youth Waterfowl Hunt at Muscadine Farms WMA on November 16

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) is hosting an organized youth waterfowl hunt at Muscadine Farms Wildlife Management Area (WMA) during the first youth waterfowl hunting day on November 16.  This event is focused on …

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Mississippi Youth Gun Deer Season Opens November 9

Deer season for youth hunters ages 15 and under begins Saturday, November 9.  Youth get the first chance with firearms at our state’s deer herd.  Youth may use any modern firearm and may harvest one buck with hardened antler and one doe per day, no…

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Mississippi 2013 Rabbit Season Opens October 12

Mississippi’s 2013 – 2014 rabbit hunting season opens October 12, 2013 and closes February 28, 2014. The bag limit is 8 per day.  Rabbit hunting is a fun and exciting way to spend time with family and friends and is great way to introduce new peop…

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Mississippi WMA 2013 Waterfowl Draw Hunt Applications Available October 14

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) will begin accepting applications for waterfowl draw hunts on several Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) on October 14.  Applications must be submitted online at www.mdwfp.com/draws. …

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Mississippi Announces Cartridge Broadheads Are Illegal for Use in 2013 Archery Season

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) has received several inquiries as to whether or not a device that attaches to an arrow can be used for hunting deer in Mississippi.  The devices are similar to “bang sticks” and …

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Apply Now for Mississippi’s Rabbit Hunts at Trim Cane and Nanih Waiya WMAs

Applications are now available for draw rabbit hunts with dogs at Nanih Waiya and Trim Cane Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs). To participate in these hunts, applicants must apply online at www.mdwfp.com/draws before October 15. Applicants must have a…

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Mississippi Announces 2013 Wild Turkey Brood Survey Results

Each year from June to August, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) conducts a survey to monitor wild turkey reproduction across the state.  The “brood survey”, as it is commonly known, enlists numerous observers wh…

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Mississippi 2013 Deer Archery Seasons Open October 1 & October 15

Hunters are looking forward to the opening day of the 2013 – 2014 Mississippi deer hunting season.  Archery season opens on October 1 in the Hill and Delta Zones and opens on October 15 in the Southeast Zone.  Hunters need to be aware that the archer…

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Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day at Mississippi’s “Outdoorama on the Rez”

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) invites Mississippians to join in the nationwide celebration of hunting, fishing, shooting, and wildlife conservation on September 28, National Hunting and Fishing Day, by attending …

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Mississippi Permit Needed for Deer Camera Survey

September is a prime month for conducting camera surveys for white-tailed deer. Camera surveys are a proven technique that managers and hunters can use for estimating population density, adult sex ratio, and buck age structure. Camera surveys require …

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Mississippi Permit Needed for Deer Camera Survey

September is a prime month for conducting camera surveys for white-tailed deer. Camera surveys are a proven technique that managers and hunters can use for estimating population density, adult sex ratio, and buck age structure. Camera surveys require …

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Mississippi’s Early Teal and Rail Seasons Open September 14

The fall’s first duck hunting opportunity for Mississippi will begin when early teal season opens on September 14 and will last until September 29.  Teal season is growing in popularity as hunters are learning how fun it can be to break out their de…

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Mississippi WFP Foundation to Host Super Hunt in November

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) and the Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MWFP Foundation) will host the first annual “Super Hunt: A Deer Hunt for Youth with Disabilities” on November 1 …

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Mississippi DWFP Offers Deer Management Technical Guidance

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Deer Program biologists provide countless hours of technical guidance to landowners, lease holders, and hunters across the Magnolia State annually. This technical guidance is primarily pr…

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Mississippi’s Alligator Hunters Prepare for 2013 Season

Over 1,200 permitted hunters and their guests recently attended mandatory alligator training courses presented by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) to prepare for the 2013 permitted alligator hunts on public waterways…

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Permits for North Mississippi National Wildlife Refuges Now Available through MDWFP

A new license privilege is now available for purchase wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold. This privilege, an annual user permit for the North Mississippi National Wildlife Refuges (privilege code 606), is available through an innovative agr…

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