Posts Tagged ‘hunting’

MDWFP streamlines outdoor services with ACTIVE solution

by MBJ Staff Published: December 18,2012

Tags: agency, angling, computer, fish, fisherman, hardware, hunt, hunter, hunting, license, outdoors, software, state, strwamline, technology, wildlife

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 […] [...]

TAKE 2: Bring it on — But the gun culture in America has got to change

I know the usual defense of guns, “Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.” Yeah. Yeah. But it’s harder to kill someone with a baseball bat than with a gun. A baseball bat doesn’t go off accidentally, and it’s hard to get in multiple rounds on a baseball bat in a few short seconds. >> […] [...]

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 […] [...]

‘Tis the green season for Merry Christmas shopping

by John Woods Published: December 7,2012

Tags: Christmas shopping, hunting, outdoors

For the majority of outdoors enthusiasts I know that hunt and fish, the Christmas season is a joyous time of year. For us it is still emphatically Christmas. We do not refer to this time of year merely as the “Happy Holidays,” the generic “Holiday Season” or the “Winter Holiday Season” as is so popular […] [...]

New waterfowling camouflage born in Mississippi

by John Woods Published: November 16,2012

Tags: Bass Pro Show, Cabela's, camouflage, hunting, Mossy Oak, Realtree, Redhead

Hunting camouflage has developed into a highly specialized business. Sure there are generic patterns like the original WWII woodland splotch and blotch with greens and browns. Then came the tiger stripe format used by special units during the Vietnam War and now even the modern digital camos used in the current Desert Wars among others. […] [...]

Deer season predictions strong

by John Woods Published: November 9,2012

Tags: bow hunting, deer hunting, hunting, oudoors, wildlife

All indications point to the 2012-13 white-tailed deer hunting season in Mississippi to be one of the best on record. Of course, the bow hunters have been in the woods since the first of October and some reports are already coming in of hunters observing lots of deer and taking a few decent bucks. Hunters […] [...]

Expanded alligator hunting season proves popular

by Associated Press Published: November 6,2012

Tags: alligator, animal, environment, game management, habitat, harvest, hunt, hunter, hunting, hunting season, outdoors, reptile, sportsman

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 […] [...]

Taking aim at hunger

Just reading the ads ought to make any hunter stop to think. “Hunters never go hungry, but children do.” That’s the moniker hung on the advertisements for the Mississippi Hunter’s Harvest program sponsored jointly by the Mississippi Wildlife Federation, the Mississippi Food Network and the J.C. Kennedy Foundation. The purpose behind the Hunter’s Harvest program […] [...]

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

by Associated Press Published: September 27,2012

Tags: alligator, brackish, ecosystem, environment, habitat, hunt, hunter, hunting, marsh, outdoors, reptile, river, saltwater, state agency, survey, wildlife

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 […] [...]

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