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PEER reviews wildlife programs, makes recommendations

JACKSON — Questions have arisen over the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ management of selected wild game in Mississippi (i.e., the waterfowl, turkey and deer management programs), according to the PEER Committee. Also, some citizens have questioned the expanded use of privately owned pens for deer management and whether the use of such is consistent with state law. ...

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CMR approves new oyster management season

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources (CMR) decided in a special session held April 6 to authorize a special management season for oyster harvest in selected areas of the Mississippi Sound. The adopted motion states that Conditionally Approved Area II “A” and Conditionally Approved Area II “B” will be opened to dredging beginning April 12 at ...

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Lab to play key role in snapper population

OCEAN SPRINGS — A 5,260-square-foot building under construction on the University of Southern Mississippi’s Cedar Point site is designed to play a vital role in red snapper stock enhancement. Red snapper is considered one of the most valuable species in the Gulf of Mexico and is also labeled as “overfished” by the National Marine Fisheries Service. Jason Lemus, research associate ...

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Researchers complete deer study

STARKVILLE — Research conducted by Mississippi State University (MSU) shows that protecting younger bucks improves the health of the deer population. The university’s Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture has been conducting deer research for more than 40 years with the goal of improving deer populations throughout the Southeast. A recent study found that protecting young bucks is important because ...

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