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Hunting and other wildlife-related recreation has a strong and rich heritage in Mississippi. People from all over the United States come to Mississippi to hunt one of the largest white-tailed deer populations on the North American continent, as well as a superb wild turkey, duck, and small game populations. According to the results of a large national survey, over 309,000 individuals hunted in Mississippi during 2006 and spent over $557 million in hunting-related expenses. The policies and regulations associated with hunting and fishing in Mississippi are developed and enforced by theMississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. Please visit their website for more information:

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks: This web site lists hunting and archery season dates, trapping information, bag limits, regulations, and license information for Mississippi quail, rabbit, squirrel, raccoon, opossum, bobcat, frog, deer, turkey, goose, dove, crow, duck, snipe, rails, waterfowl, and small and big game and migratory birds.

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A mother duck floats with her four babies on a pond.
Filed Under: Wildlife March 2, 2018

Valentine's Day may be over but not the romance. Spring is just around the corner, and that means the start of the breeding season for wildlife. The chirps and trills of spring peepers and chorus frogs now rise into the night. Bird song greets the morning. A new season of growth and life has begun.

A thin, eight-point buck stands beside a wall with drool coming from his mouth.
Filed Under: Chronic Wasting Disease, White-Tailed Deer February 16, 2018

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Shock. Disbelief. Denial. Anger. Acceptance. Get busy. This pretty much sums up my range of emotions after the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks released a statement that a 4-year-old buck tested positive for chronic wasting disease, or CWD, in Issaquena County last week.

Several ripe persimmons hang from tree branches surrounded by green leaves.
Filed Under: Plants and Wildlife, Trees, White-Tailed Deer February 9, 2018

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Deer season is over, and prescribed fire, timber management, planting food plots and other habitat improvements come later in the year, but one activity that's perfect for February and early March is planting trees.

Two sturdy wire gates are raised in the large round corral trap. An automatic feeder on a tall tripod is inside the pen.
Filed Under: Nuisance Wildlife and Damage Management January 26, 2018

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Late winter is the peak time for trapping wild hogs, and the door or gate is a vitally important component in the construction of any enclosure.

Several brown and multicolored adult and young hogs sniff the ground inside and outside a round wire pen with a wooden door suspended over the opening.
Filed Under: Nuisance Wildlife and Damage Management, Operation HOG January 19, 2018

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Wild hogs are a tremendous problem for farmers and landowners throughout the state of Mississippi.

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Wild hogs caught in a trap.
Nuisance Wildlife and Damage Management, Operation HOG Extension Matters: Volume 3 Number 3

Trevor Garrett stays busy. He divides his days between farming soybeans with his father, Johnnie Ferrell Garrett, and working as a research associate at Mississippi State University's Pontotoc Ridge–Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station.


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