Posts Tagged ‘animal’

Cochran cosponsors bill to reauthorize Wildlife Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is supporting legislation to reauthorize the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), which leverages federal funds with private resources to promote fish and wildlife conservation. Cochran is cosponsoring the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Establishment Act (S.51), which would reauthorize a program created by Congress in 1984 […] [...]

Cattleman to change plea to guilty in loan fraud case

ABERDEEN — Court records say a man will plead guilty to hiding the sales of cattle and using fake invoices to avoid paying back a federal loan. A filing in U.S. District Court in Aberdeen says Clint Mann intends to change his plea. He pleaded not guilty Aug. 19. Court records say Mann obtained a […] [...]

Expanded alligator hunting season proves popular

SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI — When state wildlife officials decided to expand alligator hunting this year — not once but twice — local officers got a tiny bit worried. At first, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks said the hunt could take place on public waterways across two-thirds of the state, including all of southwest […] [...]

Farmers concerned about disease that threatens bats

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Bats, an organic method of pest control, may become rare in the United States and Canada. The primary predators of night-flying insects, bats reduce the need for chemical pesticides and save the agriculture industry an estimated $3 billion per year in pest-control costs. But bat populations across the Eastern United States are […] [...]

City asking homeowners to let hunters shoot deer

OXFORD — Officials are trying to control the local deer population, and they’re urging homeowners to let certified bow hunters harvest deer from their property. Emergency management coordinator Jimmy Allgood tells The Oxford Eagle he has all the hunters he needs. But for the program to be effective, he needs homeowners to sign up. Allgood […] [...]

Judge asks MDWF&P for list of Collins Zoo’s violations

COLLINS — A Covington County Justice Court Judge has asked the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks to create a comprehensive list of state regulation violations at the Collins Zoo and submit the list within 30 days. Judge Bobby Wayne Mooney said he would give the zoo owners six months from receiving the list […] [...]

Tens of thousands of dead nutria litter the Coast

HANCOCK COUNTY — Crews are pitchforking dead nutria into front-end loaders on Hancock County beaches. The Sun Herald reports an estimated 16,000 to 18,000 of the semiaquatic rodents and other dead animals washed in Hancock County up after drowning in Hurricane Isaac’s storm surge. A federal contractor, U.S. Environmental Services, will dump the bodies in […] [...]

MSU biologist’s work with crocodilians goes international

STARKVILLE — A Mississippi State University biologist’s fascination with crocodiles has brought together researchers from the United States and Australia to study the genetic building blocks of a reptile order. In the process, they hope to discover ways to conserve endangered animals, harness the antibiotic properties of alligator blood and isolate the genes that determine […] [...]

City’s deer-culling program readying for potentially busy season

OXFORD — A warm winter and an abundant food supply have resulted in a larger deer population in Oxford. Jimmy Allgood, Oxford’s emergency management coordinator, tells the Oxford Eagle more fawns have been spotted this year. Allgood has been headed the city’s deer management program for almost four years. Allgood has worked along with the […] [...]

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