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Mississippi wildlife agency: Nearly 100 turkeys poached

At least four people were arrested following an 11-month investigation that determined nearly 100 turkeys had been poached, according to wildlife officials in Mississippi. The group was believed to have trespassed on 15 properties in Claiborne, Copiah, Franklin, Jefferson, and Lincoln counties, according to a news release from the state Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. About 280 wildlife violations were issued ...

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Mississippi officials brace for possibilty of carriers of avian flu

Mississippi officials are bracing for the possibility that the state’s poultry industry may be struck by the avian flu later this year, according to a news release from Mississippi State University. Tom Tabler, poultry specialist with the MSU Extension Service, said no new reports of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza have occurred in the United States since June 17 because ...

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