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Hunters bagged 918 alligators on Mississippi public waters

Great weather, high water and increasing expertise made for a good alligator season in Mississippi’s public waters, says state alligator program coordinator Ricky Flynt. Hunters took 918 alligators from Mississippi’s public waters this year, up 153 from last year’s harvest, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks said. Paul Edwards of Okolona and five others tied a state record ...

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Alligator hunting season opens Friday in Mississippi

Mississippi’s 2019 alligator season officially opens Friday at noon. WLBT-TV reports the season will open for 10 days and will close at noon on Monday, Sept. 9. A total of 960 permits in seven hunting zones across the state were offered in two random drawings. This is the 15th year of public waterway alligator hunting in the state and wildlife ...

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Mississippi announces second deer found with fatal disease

A second case of a debilitating deer disease has been found in Mississippi. The state Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks announced Friday that a white-tailed deer found Oct. 8 in Pontotoc County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease. The contagious and fatal neurological disease typically causes deer to have tremors and other movement problems and lose weight. The ...

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Mississippi’s alligator hunting season opens Friday

Mississippi’s alligator hunting season opens at noon Friday for 10 days. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks says a total of 930 permits in seven hunting zones statewide were offered in two random drawings in mid-June. There were over 4,000 applicants. The department’s alligator program coordinator, Ricky Flynt, says he’s expecting high participation among hunters during the season, ...

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Mississippi trims zone aimed to stop spread of deer disease

Mississippi officials are setting new rules about feeding wildlife and hog trapping in an effort to control a debilitating deer disease. The Mississippi Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks voted last week to ban feeding and require permits for hog trapping in Warren County, as well as most of Issaquena and Sharkey counties. No deer carcasses can be transported outside ...

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State acquires 18,000 acres in south Mississippi Delta

Nearly 18,000 acres (7,000 hectares) in Mississippi’s Delta region have been acquired by the state in the largest piece of land it has bought in 40 years. The Clarion Ledger reported Saturday the sale of the Steele Bayou Wildlife Management Area in Issaquena and Warren counties was announced last week. It’s expected to open in 2019. The area offers some of Mississippi’s ...

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Stricklin: Deer parasites don't affect quality of venison

STARKVILLE — Hunters who shoot a deer and discover that the animal is a host to parasites should still get the fire ready for cooking, according to Bronson Stricklin, a wildlife biologist and wildlife management specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service. Stricklin wrote: While dressing a deer this fall, there are some common parasites you may encounter. None ...

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Study: Black bears likely to live another 100 years

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A new study of the animals that inspired teddy bears finds that Louisiana black bears are likely to survive another century as long as conditions remain stable. The report released yesterday by the U.S. Geological Survey could lead to the bears’ removal from the list of threatened animals, said Maria Davidson, head of the Louisiana Department of ...

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Hunting deer? There's an app for that

STARKVILLE — Deer hunters can take wildlife biologists’ expertise with them to the woods this season by downloading free apps from Mississippi State University. Three smartphone apps were developed by experts with the MSU Deer Lab, a collaborative effort of the MSU Extension Service and MSU Forest and Wildlife Research Center. “We tried to address a variety of deer-related issues ...

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