Posts Tagged ‘bird’

Commission to continue support of Canadian waterfowl program

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) Commission has elected to continue its involvement in the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ state grants program. Contributions to the program support habitat conservation for waterfowl in Canada. MDWFP will contribute $100,000 through Ducks Unlimited to conserve waterfowl breeding ground habitat in Saskatchewan. […] [...]

Agency asking for help in tracking turkey populations

by Associated Press Published: February 11,2013

Tags: bird, ecosystem, gamebird, hunt, hunter, hunting, natural resources, Nature, outdoors, state agency, Turkey, tyracking, wildlife

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks is seeking information from hunters to keep track of turkey populations in the state. Adam Butler, wild turkey program biologist, said the spring gobbler hunter survey is one of the most reliable data sets used to monitor Mississippi turkeys. Currently, more than 1,200 turkey hunters […] [...]

Duck study could shape conservation, management programs

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — Results from a Mississippi State University study of mallard ducks in the state’s South Delta revealed information that could help shape conservation and habitat management programs. For several years, Brian Davis, assistant professor in MSU’s Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture and researcher in MSU’s Forest and Wildlife Research Center, has been […] [...]

Officials report best wild turkey hatch in a decade

by Associated Press Published: September 5,2012

Tags: bird, ecosystem, egg, environment, gamebird, hatch, hunting, state agency, state government, Turkey, wildlife

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Near-perfect conditions have produced the best turkey hatch in 10 years, according to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. July observations indicate that “in 2014, we ought to have a tremendous season,” particularly in southwest Mississippi, said Wild Turkey Program coordinator Dave Godwin. The last solid overall statewide hatch was […] [...]

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