The Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks approved dates for the 2017-2018 early hunting seasons for migratory game birds during its April meeting in Jackson, Mississippi. These dates are listed in the table below; and include hunting seasons for doves, resident Canada geese, early teal, rails, snipe, and woodcock.... Read More.
Mississippi’s spring squirrel hunting season opens May 15 and closes June 1. The bag limit is four squirrels per day. Unlike fall and winter hunting, during the spring squirrel hunting season, acorns and other nut crops will not be available. Squirrels use a wide variety of foods in spring,... Read More.
At a public meeting on April 19, 2017, the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks approved rule changes for the 2017 alligator hunting season on public waters and private lands in Mississippi. The statewide public waters season will include opportunities in specific public waterways. There are no changes... Read More.
The 34th annual Run for the Roses 5K race was Saturday, April the 8th and lots of folks from the local area and beyond were in attendance. Runners and walkers flocked into town on the crisp, cool Spring morning to take on the 5K challenge. The overall race winner... Read More.
Youth 15 years and younger are invited to fishing rodeos being held at four locations across the state on Saturday, April 8. All events are free, and provide a good opportunity for young anglers to fish a lake that is well stocked with catfish which are typically easy to... Read More.
The record for the largest catfish caught in the state of Mississippi has been broken and a new record set. Richard Albritton of Bogue Chitto, MS, caught a 14.4 pound channel catfish this past Sunday at Lake Mary Crawford near Monticello. The fisherman will receive a certificate from the... Read More.
In an effort to increase information on the wellbeing of Mississippi’s wild turkey flock, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) is asking turkey hunters to voluntarily report their harvests this spring through a new online system produced by the agency. “Mississippi is one of only two... Read More.
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced that two State Fishing Lake largemouth bass records have been broken. Mr. Brandon Hughes of Prentiss caught an 11.6 pound bass on March 5, 2017 at Lake Jeff Davis, and Mr. Wesley Bass of Columbia caught... Read More.