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A gray squirrel pauses as it climbs a tree.
January 5, 2018 - Filed Under: Housing and Homebuyer, Wildlife Economics and Enterprises

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The coldest days of winter do not seem to slow squirrel activity.

One significant reason is that mating season for eastern gray squirrels lasts through January, and babies arrive about six weeks later.

Most squirrels build nests for these babies in the forks of tree branches or in the hollows of tree trunks. Their nests are created mostly out of dry leaves and twigs.

March 23, 2017 - Filed Under: Wildlife Economics and Enterprises

RAYMOND, Miss. -- Landowners and hunting clubs eager to earn extra income while improving land management for wildlife are invited to attend a Natural Resource Enterprises Business Workshop.

The May 16 event will take place at Pecan Hill Farms in Raymond. Daryl Jones, a Mississippi State University Extension Service instructor, is director of the MSU Natural Resource Enterprises program.

February 5, 2016 - Filed Under: Wildlife Economics and Enterprises

ROLLING FORK, Miss. -- Landowners and hunting clubs eager to earn extra income while improving land management for wildlife are invited to attend a Natural Resource Enterprises Business Workshop.

The March 1 event will be at the Community Center in Rolling Fork.

Educational signs, such as this one on properly managing riparian forest buffers, are placed at each demonstration area at the Coastal Plain Branch Experiment Station in Newton, Mississippi. Three of the planned five demonstration areas are complete, including the backyard habitat, the nature trail and lake, and an 80-acre mixed pine and hardwood timber stand. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Kevin Hudson)
September 17, 2015 - Filed Under: Natural Resources, Wildlife Economics and Enterprises

NEWTON, Miss. -- Mississippi State University’s Coastal Plain Branch Experiment Station is completing a transformation from the state’s premier dairy research facility to a site that focuses on land management.

Wildlife biologists will address issues related to quail and turkey at gamebird seminars at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science on Feb. 27. (File photo by MSU Ag Communications)
January 21, 2015 - Filed Under: Northern Bobwhite Quail, Wildlife Economics and Enterprises

JACKSON -- Landowners, managers and hunters wanting to learn how to develop their land for turkey and quail can take part in a seminar on Feb. 27.

The Mississippi State University Extension Service and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks are organizing the workshop, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. Sessions will conclude at 3 p.m. The Jackson chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is sponsoring the event.

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