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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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House Finch.
Filed Under: Urban and Backyard Wildlife January 31, 2023

We’re on month two of learning about the different types of birds in Mississippi. For February, we’re discussing the house finch.

Filed Under: Agriculture, Crops, Commercial Horticulture, Commercial Fruit and Nuts, Farming, Forages, Livestock, Natural Resources, Forestry, Wildlife January 17, 2023

RAYMOND, Miss. -- Producers in Mississippi can provide feedback and input on the agricultural research and educational programs offered by Mississippi State University during the upcoming producer advisory council meetings. Hosted by MSU Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station personnel, the Producer Advisory Council meetings will be held in February. These meetings allow producers to learn about current research and educational opportunities, as well as to communicate their needs in these areas.

Red northern cardinal.
Filed Under: Urban and Backyard Wildlife January 3, 2023

Northern cardinals are a commonly spotted bird during winter months. If you’re like me, you’ve seen cardinals featured on various holiday décor items. It’s almost like they’re the official bird of winter.

Bats on a tree limb
Filed Under: Insects, Natural Resources, Wildlife, Urban and Backyard Wildlife October 25, 2022

Bats have long been associated with Halloween, and this has fostered many myths about them. They may look spooky to some, but they perform critical tasks in the environment that help humans. The 1,400 species that are spread across six different continents serve an important purpose in our ecosystem. They pollinate plants, distribute seeds, and control insect pests, including mosquitoes. Fifteen different species of these small mammals live in Mississippi.

Ruby throated hummingbird on a leaf.
Filed Under: Urban and Backyard Wildlife September 16, 2022

Hummingbirds are fascinating little creatures and are adored by many people. If you’re a hummingbird lover, you’re probably giddy to have them flock to your yard again this season. 

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Volume 7 Number 2

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Volume 7 Number 2

Extension connects landowner experts to identify fossils

The kids who dig in the dirt and rifle through the gravel do grow up, and many of them still keep their eyes on the ground whenever they’re outside. And, if they find an old bone or even a shell from an extinct oyster, they know they’ve found something special.

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Volume 7 Number 1

Four Extension experts named fellows in their disciplines

Four well-respected Mississippi State University Extension Service experts were recently named fellows in prestigious academic and service organizations.

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Volume 6 Number 1

Mississippi became the 25th state with a confirmed case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in February 2018. Since then, state agencies have been working together to protect the state’s deer population.

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