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Grenada named top crappie lake in nation by Wired2fish

JACKSON –Five Mississippi lakes have been listed as the top three fisheries to visit for trophy-size crappie according to a recent survey by Josh Gowan with Wired2fish.com. Gowan and a group of professional anglers identified the top 10 lakes to catch trophy crappie in the United States. The top rated, and undisputed, best lake for […]

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State releases detailed bass summary

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks has released its 2014 Bass Tournament Summary and is urging local anglers can use that data to land their lunker. Statistics show 2014 was another good year for Mississippi’s bass tournament anglers based on 217 tournament reports. Average statistics for all lakes in 2014 were very similar […]

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MDWFP offers interactive map with fishing regulations

JACKSON – It’s tough to know creel limits, slot size and the finer points of fishing state waters, but finding fishing regulations on Mississippi’s lakes and rivers has just gotten easier. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau has launched a new interactive map that will help anglers learn about fishing […]

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MDWFP museum summer camp registration now open

JACKSON—Remember those magical summer days from your youth spent exploring the outdoors? Now, your children can experience similar adventures!  Register them for the “Go Outdooors … Camp” or the “Jr. Naturalist Camp” hosted by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ Museum of Natural Science to be held in June 2015!  “Campers spend their […]

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2015 fishing forecast for flood control reservoirs

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) fisheries biologists predict mixed success in 2015 on the Corps of Engineers’ flood control reservoirs (Arkabutla, Sardis, Enid, and Grenada Lakes), based on sampling completed last fall. One to two pound largemouth and white bass were abundant in Sardis and Arkabutla Lakes, but the biggest largemouth bass […]

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Quail, turkey management will be discussed Feb. 27

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 […]

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Winter crappie fishing is heating up on state lakes

JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau reports that crappie fishing has picked up on several lakes. Anglers are catching crappie by trolling with jigs or minnows in open water at Lake Lincoln State Park near Wesson and fishing jigs around boat docks and piers at Eagle Lake in […]

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MDWFP BRIEFS: Weapon changes for deer hunters

JACKSON – New for the upcoming 2014-15 deer hunting season are changes in “legal weapons” regulations for private lands in Mississippi. During any open season on deer with primitive weapons after Nov. 30, deer hunters may use any legal weapon of choice on private lands. This regulation change was made during the 2013 Legislative Session […]

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Dove hunting season, limits set

JACKSON – The Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks has approved dates for the 2014-15 early hunting seasons for migratory game birds with sportsmen getting more time in Mississippi dove fields. Early migratory game bird hunting seasons set at the July meeting include resident Canada geese, early teal, snipe, woodcock, dove, and rails. This year, […]

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Alligator caught in Anchor

HOUSTON – Alligators have their place in this world, but not on the side of the highway in Anchor. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks was called to a ditch running under Highway 15 south of Houston Tuesday afternoon after a big alligator was spotted basking on the east side of the highway. […]

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