• Hunting

    Want to get in on the alligator hunting action? The MDWFP 2018 application process begins June 1.

    Gator application period opens June 1

    930 permits available for season Aug. 31-Sept. 10
    May 25 at 2:00pm
    Mississippi waterfowl hunters get another liberal shot at ducks and geese in the 2018-19 season.

    Duck seasons virtually unchanged

    Liberal frameworks allow 60 days of hunting, 6-duck bag
    May 02 at 9:15am
    Mississippi dove hunters can get ready for more winter shooting, with a season that has been extended through Jan. 31.

    Dove season extended to Jan. 31

    Commission approves ‘most attractive dove season ever’
    May 02 at 9:00am
    Seventy deer tested for chronic wasting disease in an area of south Mississippi where biologist where concerned by the discovery of a non-permitted, high-fenced enclosure five years ago.

    Mississippi officials get good news on CWD tests in south Mississippi

    Seventy deer tested for CWD come back negative for MDWFP
    April 03 at 8:40pm
    Bo Brown killed this unique gobbler Sunday morning in Copiah County. In addition to being white, the bird had long spurs, 1 1/4 and 1 3/16 inches, and a 10 5/8-inch beard.

    Hunter kills white trophy gobbler

    Brown’s beautifully unique bird came from Copiah County
    March 28 at 1:00pm
    A turkey’s weight is only one piece of the puzzle that leads to his final NWTF score.

    How to score a turkey

    March 19 at 7:00am
    A total of 128 deer from six counties in the 25-mile buffer zone have tested negative for CWD.

    Second round of CWD tests all negative

    MDWFP confirms total of 128 deer have been sampled
    March 13 at 1:25pm
    The MDWFP will host its second public meeting at the Vicksburg Convention Center on March 19 to discuss CWD and its response plan.

    MDWFP sets CWD meeting in Vicksburg

    Public invited to a March 19 discussion at Convention Center
    March 12 at 8:00am
    The MDWFP will continue to monitor the CWD situation and collect deer for sampling.

    CWD testing finds no new cases

    MDWFP: All CWD tests were negative
    March 07 at 9:55am

    2018 turkey season forecast

    East Central, Northeast best; Delta ‘not good at all’
    March 07 at 7:00am
    Over 60 samples from the containment area were sent to be tested, and the MDWFP expects results back this week.

    MDWFP relying on other CWD states

    Arkansas’ advice: Communicate with public every step of way
    March 06 at 8:00am