Posts Tagged ‘hunter’

Agency rolls out hunting/fishing license app for Android

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks (MDWFP) has released its hunting and fishing Android application. The Android version of the MDWFP iPhone application contains a variety of tools and information for Mississippi hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts. Users can download the application for free in the Google Play store “The MDWFP […] [...]

Agency asking for help in tracking turkey populations

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 […] [...]

Congressman to reintroduce bill on hunting rolled rice fields

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Congressional delegations from Mississippi and Arkansas have backed legislation to clarify that hunting over a rolled rice field is not illegal field baiting. The legislation promoted by U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, both R-Miss., died in the past Congress. U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., whose district is the largest rice […] [...]

MDWFP streamlines outdoor services with ACTIVE solution

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks (MDWFP) has streamlined its outdoor services on San Diego-based ACTIVE Network’s ActiveWorks Outdoors technology platform. MDWFP is the first Outdoors customer to consolidate information, like game harvest reporting and registration information, into a single database, according to the company. Earlier this year, ACTIVE Network successfully […] [...]

Senators introduce bill protecting farmers from FWS penalties

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) have introduced legislation to prevent the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) from penalizing farmers and sportsmen for rolling their fields during hunting season. Drought conditions this summer in Arkansas and Mississippi caused harvested rice farms to […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Department of Wildlife: Nearly 40% of gators live on Coast

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The lower three counties of South Mississippi are home to 38 percent of the state’s alligators. Harrison and Hancock counties are home to an estimated 13 percent of the Magnolia State’s alligator population and Jackson County is home to 25 percent. Many of Harrison and Hancock counties’ alligators are found in […] [...]

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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