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28th Wildlife Extravaganza opens today Extravaganza, Expos filling schedule State snapper season ends and amberjack season begins Things to know about catfishing the Mighty Mississippi

Another fine Big Buck display expected at Wildlife Extravaganza

Without a doubt, one of the most popular hunting attractions in Mississippi each year is the Big Buck Contest display at the annual Wildlife Extravaganza in Jackson.

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July 29 at 8:00 am
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Greater amberjack season to open Aug. 1

Anglers will once again have the chance to target greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) starting this weekend.

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July 28 at 8:00 pm
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Could some of the best fishing be in your neighborhood?

Some of the best fishing might be in our own neighborhoods. As I drive around the state, I am reminded of just how many lakes and ponds there are nearly around every corner. I know that some of these lakes are good fisheries that are in many cases greatly under-fished. Read More...
July 28 at 8:00 am
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Favorite Ganza memory still funny

(Editor’s note: As a longtime newspaper columnist, Bobby Cleveland covered over 20 Wildlife Extravaganzas in Jackson. This story from one of the earlier shows is his favorite.)

I can't remember the year it happened, but I know it was prior to 1995. That’s when the newspaper began an electronic archive, and the story predates that. 

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July 27 at 8:00 am
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Most deer hunt draws open Aug. 1

Mississippi’s hunting season will officially begin on Sept. 1, when dove and resident Canada geese seasons open, but Aug. 1 is also a key date for a lot of sportsmen.

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July 25 at 8:00 am
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28th Extravaganza opens Aug. 1

Hunters still have over a month to wait — two for deer hunting — before they can start hunting, but in less than a week they can start celebrating the coming season.

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July 24 at 8:00 pm
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Start preparing for the upcoming trail camera season

As we transition through the humid and hot doldrums of mid-summer, it is time to begin preparing for the upcoming trail camera season.

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July 24 at 7:30 am
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Bass by starlight

Usually in July, the weather’s hot and bass fishing slows down. So the very best time to fish for bass now is at night.

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July 23 at 12:00 pm
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Commission sets hunting dates for early migratory birds

A continued abundance of blue-winged teal in the annual waterfowl survey should mean another good September season for Mississippi hunters who pursue the earliest migratory duck.

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July 22 at 12:00 pm
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New wildlife commissioner takes seat

Mississippi has a new member of the Commission on Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

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July 22 at 7:30 am
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Barnett Reservoir draw in August

Expanded hunting opportunities are included in Year 2 of draw deer hunting at Barnett Reservoir, the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District announced.

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July 21 at 12:00 pm
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The perfect bream rig

I grew up bream fishing, and we caught a lot of fish using cane poles. And as I aged, I pretty much kept to the same approach, moving to telescopic graphite jig poles.

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July 18 at 7:30 am
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How to maintain a spinning reel

I’ve had a lifelong distaste for spinning tackle. I have never learned to use it for any accurate casting, and the infernal loops that form in the reel spool drive me nuts.

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July 17 at 12:00 pm
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Tips to prevent infection

Dr. Jay Grimes, Professor of Marine Microbiology at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs said any wound exposed to warm salt water should be treated immediately and recommends these steps:

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July 17 at 7:30 am
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Death increases focus on bacterial threat

Last week’s death of an Ocean Springs man within days of an infection of vibrio vulnificus has brought more attention to the seriousness of the flesh-eating bacteria to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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July 16 at 7:30 am
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Death blamed on flesh-eating bacteria

An Ocean Springs man who spent a lot of his life in the Gulf of Mexico was killed by bacteria that attacked his body after spending a day in those very same waters.

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July 15 at 2:00 pm
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