• Hunting

    Dove hunters, especially those in South Mississippi, get more opportunities in October. Retrievers enjoy the second season since it’s cooler.

    Dove hunting continues

    October 05 at 8:00am
    Killing a buck in full velvet is usually a rare occurrence, since the window of opportunity is very short to get one before it completely sheds the hairy skin. In 2017, more velvet bucks were reported than usual. Will it repeat in 2018?

    Will the velvet trend continue?

    October 04 at 8:00am
    Squirrel season opens on Monday (Oct. 1) statewide in Mississippi.

    Squirrel season opens statewide

    Youth reports have been spotty in wet weather
    September 30 at 8:00pm
    When archery season opens on Monday in the Delta, East Central, Northeast and Southwest Zones, a lucky hunter in the right place at the right time could get both a buck and a doe in one hunt.

    Archery season opens Monday in most areas

    Hunters in Southeast Zone can’t start until Oct. 15
    September 30 at 7:20pm

    VIDEO: How to skin a deer

    The Bearded Butchers demonstrate how to process your own deer
    September 27 at 12:10pm

    VIDEO: How to butcher a deer

    The Bearded Butchers demonstrate how to break down a deer carcass
    September 20 at 10:45am
    Daniel Wilson, of Mobile, Alabama, shows off the 9-foot alligator he battled and eventually harvested from his Hobie PA 14 in Bayou Heron south of Pascagoula on Sept. 1.

    9-foot gator landed — from a ‘yak!

    40-minute battle in Bayou Heron culminates in angler’s first-ever gator
    September 12 at 11:40am
    A team of teal hunters gather for a photo after a September morning in 2017 around a shallow converted catfish farm pond.

    Blue-winged teal still plentiful

    September 05 at 7:00am
    Mississippi's 10-day gator season opens Aug. 31. Most permit holders have a lot of assistants to help tackle the big alligators.

    Gator season opens Friday

    It’s a 10-day period that thousands enjoy each year
    August 30 at 4:30pm
    Mississippi dove hunters will sweat through September's opening season, but will enjoy a longer, cooler third segment in December and January.

    Wing shooters get ready: It opens Saturday

    Dove, goose and shore birds kickoff hunting seasons
    August 29 at 8:30am
    The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks won the national 2018 LawFit Challenge, a competition of fitness by law enforcement officers and agencies. The MDWFP team included: (kneeling, from left) Pvt. Derrick Scott and Pvt. Kerri Fulton and (standing, from left) Corp. Justin Gates, Pvt. Cody Barber, Pvt. Cory Corso, Major Chris Reed (team captain), Pvt. Tamarrius Good, Lt. Ricky Barry, Lt. Marcus Christon.

    Conservation officers in shape

    July 27 at 6:00am

    Proposal would lessen CWD area

    MDWFP could start defining zone’s borders by roads and rivers instead of county lines
    July 24 at 9:35am

    Commission to study CWD regulation changes Wednesday

    Survey underway to gauge public opinion on disease’s impact
    July 13 at 10:15am