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    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
    A bill in the state Legislature could create a harvest reporting system in Mississippi for deer and turkey beginning in 2019.

    Capitol report: Harvest reporting bill moves step closer

    Senate committee slightly amends, passes H.B. 1390
    March 01 at 7:00am
    The Mississippi Department of Health is advising against eating venison from from deer taken in the 6-county area.

    Mineral, salt licks added to CWD feeding ban

    Health officials advise against eating venison from 6-county area
    February 22 at 3:00pm
    The public is invited to attend a meeting on how state officials plan to deal with Mississippi’s first confirmed case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).

    CWD public meeting in Jackson

    Session set for 6:30 p.m. at Natural Science Museum
    February 20 at 5:20pm
    Mississippi’s first case of a CWD-infected deer was confirmed Feb. 9 when an Iowa laboratory completed its tests on a free-range mature buck found dead Jan. 25 in Issaquena County.

    Deer feeding banned in 6 counties due to CWD

    Mississippi’s first case of fatal deer disease confirmed in Issaquena County in early February
    February 12 at 4:30pm
    Aubrey Dale hunted all season to get her first rack buck, but it paid off on Jan. 28 when she took this 175-pound 7-point on family land in Holmes County.

    Brandon youngster really has to wait on first buck

    Fourth-grader drills 7-pointer; buck found later,buried in leaves by bobcat
    February 08 at 10:20am
    Presleigh Stigler, 7, of Florence, killed two deer on Jan. 31, the final day of the season, including this 146-inch 10-point. A doe and that buck were the first two deer she’s taken without help holding the gun.

    Season’s last day is one to remember for 7-year-old

    Second-grader kills doe, adds 10-point, 146-inch trophy buck on Jan. 31
    February 08 at 9:30am
    Once Feb. 1 rolls around, rabbit hunters with a good pack of dogs are some of the most popular sportsman in the world. Deer season is over and invitations to rabbit hunt come in almost daily.

    Rabbit hunters take center stage

    February 08 at 7:00am
    A dying art, it might seem, squirrel hunting remains Mississippi’s top small game target.

    Bushytails best beware

    February 07 at 7:00am
    Abbye Hughes, 15, killed this turkey on March 26, 2017, while hunting with her dad in Clarke County. The gobbler had a 10-inch beard and 1 ¼-inch spurs.

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    January 30 at 8:00am
    Ross Carpenter, 15 of Greenwood, killed this 18-point

    Teen takes 185-inch cactus buck

    Carpenter’s 18-point oddity was still in velvet on Jan. 13
    January 29 at 10:00am
    For most Mississippians, this weekend represents their final chance to hunt deer as the sun sets on another season.

    Final weekend for most deer hunters

    Season ends Jan. 31 in all but the Southeast Zone
    January 26 at 3:00pm