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Dust billows out of a trailer on a large truck driving across a small, grassy area surrounded by tall trees.
September 7, 2018 - Filed Under: Wildlife, White-Tailed Deer

Planting food plots for deer and other wildlife is common practice in Mississippi, and for good reason: Food plots provide much-needed nutrition for deer and viewing opportunities for hunters.

A large buck walks through a brown field.
August 31, 2018 - Filed Under: Natural Resources, Wildlife, Chronic Wasting Disease, White-Tailed Deer

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi hunters will be on the front lines of the battle to protect deer from spreading a deadly disease throughout their herds.

Last February, a 4-year-old buck in Issaquena County tested positive for chronic wasting disease -- or CWD. This contagious, terminal disease affects members of the deer family, ultimately causing holes in their brains. Infected deer lose weight and “just waste away.”

A buck looks back over his shoulder at another buck with larger antlers.
July 27, 2018 - Filed Under: Wildlife, White-Tailed Deer

This fall, hunters will grab their bows, muzzleloaders and rifles to hunt North America’s most pursued big game animal -- the white-tailed deer.

June 8, 2018 - Filed Under: Wildlife, Nuisance Wildlife and Damage Management, White-Tailed Deer

Two of the biggest current threats to wildlife in our state are wild hogs and chronic wasting disease.

The current wild hog problem and confirmation of a CWD-positive deer this year in Issaquena County are examples of how the selfish actions of a very small segment of the hunting population can set off a negative chain of reactions that reach beyond the initial impact to wildlife species.

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

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.

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ECTO Apps

Filed Under: White-Tailed Deer
App type: Android
Deer Hunt allows club admin and members to:
  • Record deer observations and harvest data to share with hunting partners.
  • Manage stand location – identifies occupied stands.
  • View summary reports of deer seen and harvested by stand, hunter, and entire property.
  • Use password-protection to insure that no un-authorized people see your data.
Filed Under: White-Tailed Deer
App type: Android
A tool for planning and planting food plots for deer. Save money by purchasing the correct amount of seed and fertilizer. Map and accurately measure size of food plots. Plant descriptions help you select the best forages. Seeding rates specified for each food plot.
Filed Under: White-Tailed Deer
App type: Android
Aging criteria for live and dead deer. Criteria to estimate age of deer prior to harvest. Step-by-step guidance for extracting deer jawbone. Instructions and examples of aging deer by teeth replacement and wear.

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