• Hunting

    Mechanical broadheads have several advantages for hunters who want to take a gobbler with archery equipment.

    Broadheads for turkeys

    March 15 at 8:00am
    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
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    March 01 at 7:00am
    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
    With deer season in the rearview mirror, take time now to scout your woods for sign you might have missed last season.

    There’s no better time than now to prepare

    Review this season’s successes and failures, then adjust to up your odds next fall
    March 01 at 7:00am
    Calling champion Scott Ellis mentored his son Jake in turkey hunting, and believes once any child shows an interest, he or she can become hooked on the sport with the proper guidance.

    Early kid, early bird - Call in potential turkey hunters while they’re young

    Start youngsters on turkeys when they can understand and enjoy the process of calling in and taking a tom.
    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
    One of the author’s nephews with a fully mature buck taken after a long, quiet hike to the stand.

    Food for thought:

    Is the convenience of an ATV worth the disturbance when it comes to getting to your stand undetected?
    February 14 at 9:00am
    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