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State: Does are not being over-hunted

JACKSON — Human behavior is the biggest reason that Mississippi’s statewide deer season was marginal, state biologists say. The statewide season ended Saturday, though legal bucks may be hunted Feb. 1-15 in the Southeast Zone. Biologists estimate there are about 1.7 million deer in Mississippi, with one buck for every three does, WLOX-TV reported. Some people think the problem is ...

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Gator-hunting season gets off to solid start

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Reasonably high water at the dark of the moon made for a great opening for Mississippi’s alligator season, says the state’s alligator program coordinator. Saturday was one of the best opening nights ever, said Ricky Flynt of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. “From everything I’m hearing — and I’m getting accounts from officers all ...

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Black bear sightings up in Mississippi, especially on coast

JACKSON, Mississippi — Wildlife officials say coastal Mississippi is seeing higher than normal black bear activity this year and residents should remove attractants if one’s spotted in a residential area. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks says black bears mainly eat foods like berries, acorns, grasses and insects. They’re also attracted to open garbage containers, pet food, bird ...

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Zoo owners ask judge to return animals

COLLINS  —  The owners of the Collins Zoo have asked a judge to return 11 animals seized for relocation on state wildlife officers in January. The owners, Gus and Betty White, are asking the Covington County Circuit Court to review a justice court order that led to the Jan. 25 seizure of tigers, wolf hybrids, leopards, cougars and a Rhesus ...

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