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Expanded alligator hunting season proves popular

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 Mississippi. Then officials expanded the ...

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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 said he gets 20 to ...

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

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 the Wolf River, which divides ...

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City's deer-culling program readying for potentially busy season

OXFORD — A warm winter and an abundant food supply have resulted in a larger deer population in Oxford. Jimmy Allgood, Oxford’s emergency management coordinator, tells the Oxford Eagle more fawns have been spotted this year. Allgood has been headed the city’s deer management program for almost four years. Allgood has worked along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and ...

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National coon-hunting competition coming to state

BATESVILLE — The United Kennel Club will hold its Winter Classic Coon Hunt in Batesville. The three-day event had been held in Albany, Ga., for the past 25 years. The event will be held on its traditional weekend, from Jan. 25-27, 2013, at the civic center. Officials tell the Panolian the Winter Classic typically draws 600 dogs that are divided ...

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