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Trophy season? Deer herd looking good for upcoming season

According to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, the state’s whitetail deer herd is smaller than it was last year as hunters prepared to take the field. And, that is a good thing. “Our deer population last year was high — extremely high; ridiculously high,” said Lann Wilf, leader of the MDWFP’s Deer Program. Wilf said the whitetail ...

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The hunting economy

Hunting generates nearly $1 billion in Mississippi and 17,000 jobs every year Like college football and homemade biscuits with red eye gravy, deer hunting is a Mississippi tradition shared by young and old, rich and poor, and regardless of social or economic status. Deer hunting is not Democratic or Republican; it knows no geographic or congressional lines.  Its history and ...

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