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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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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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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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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 is simple. The function is ...

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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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J.P. Coleman State Park among winners of transient boat grants

Owners of large boats will soon have more choices for docking their boats for stays of 10 days or less in Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Louisiana. Recreational parks in the three states are among the dozen winners of the U.S. Department of Interior’s “BIG Grant” competition for more than $7.5 million in grants. The Interior Department awarded the grants to ...

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