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    Coyotes are considered a predator on wild turkey in Mississippi, and in February will share the focus of the MDWFP's Habitat and Predator Management Month.

    MDWFP: February is habitat and predator management month

    A targeted campaign addressing wildlife habitat management and predator control is being conducted in February by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

    February 01, 2017 at 4:20pm

    Ticks are no joke

    We’ve all shown up at the camp and just hit the woods to slip around and bag a squirrel or two without a thought to dangers posed by ticks.

    October 14, 2016 at 6:00am
    Since adult crows can eat up to 15 pounds of pecans apiece in a month, owners of commercial pecan groves despise the big black birds. Hunters can usually gain access to the groves to hunt the birds, simply by being courteous and promising to leave nothing behind but footprints.

    Crow, snipe can be fun

    Two birds that give hunters some entertaining and offbeat opportunities — crow and snipe — are legal to hunt through Feb. 28.

    February 17, 2016 at 2:00pm
    Using an ATV for an elevated shooting position while rabbit hunting is legal, according to the MDWFP law enforcement chief. However, at no time with the motor running is a hunter allowed to have a loaded firearm in his/her hands.

    ATVs for rabbits: Toeing fine line of legality

    In Mississippi, according to the law, hunting from a motorized vehicle is illegal, which, with rabbit season opening Oct. 18 will soon come into play.

    October 15, 2015 at 5:00pm
    The spring limit on squirrel in Mississippi is four, which avid hunters like Johnny McKinion of Pelahatchie should find easy to fill.

    State’s first spring squirrel season opens Friday

    Nearly a decade in the making, Mississippi’s first spring squirrel season will open statewide on Friday (May 15) and offer small game enthusiasts the opportunity to ...

    May 13, 2015 at 4:15pm
    Mississippi's first spring squirrel season is another opportunity to introduce children to small game hunting.

    Squirrel hunters mixed on spring season

    Avid squirrel hunter Mark Beason of Jackson knows snakes are a springtime problem for his champion squirrel dogs, but it won’t stop him from spending time in the woods during Mississippi’s first May season.

    May 06, 2015 at 9:00am
    Whether it’s from the bed of a UTV or the seat of an ATV, the elevation gives a rabbit hunter an advantage of a better view down into the mass of a thicket.

    Toeing a fine line of legality

    In Mississippi, according to the law, hunting from a motorized vehicle is illegal.

    February 15, 2015 at 7:00am
    Part of the Youth Squirrel Hunt Initiative is volunteer squirrel dog handlers taking youngsters aged 10 to 15 on a public lands hunt. But there is a deadline to apply for the February hunts.

    7 youth squirrel hunts set for early February

    Designed to recruit more hunters to the pursuit of small game, seven squirrel hunts for youth aged 10 to 15 years are scheduled around Mississippi on Feb. 7. 

    December 23, 2014 at 6:00am
    When it’s just too warm to sit in a shooting house in December, Johnny McKinion of Pelahatchie likes to stalk the shadowy creek bottoms and find the makings for a pot of squirrel and dumplings.

    Smoked squirrel and dumplings

    Everybody has a favorite dumpling recipe, but try this take for a tasty, smoky flavor.

    December 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Thomas Capps of Richmond, Va., killed this 782-pound black bear on Tuesday in Hyde County. It is the second-heaviest bear ever killed in North Carolina.

    North Carolina's No. 2 all-time black bear killed by Virginia hunter

    On the morning of Nov. 11, Thomas Capps of Richmond, Va., killed a 782-pound black bear from a blind overlooking a field of soybeans and corn on private land in Hyde County. The bear is officially the largest-ever killed in North Carolina by a still-hunter and is the second-largest bear ever taken in the state.

    November 13, 2014 at 9:40am
    Jean Poirrier III, left, his father, Jean

    Skin squirrels the easy way

    What hunter doesn’t enjoy bagging a limit of bushy-tailed tree rodents?

    November 11, 2014 at 7:30am
    Squirrel make great table fare, but only a few will eat the heads.

    Squirrel for breakfast: Heady stuff

    It’s been more than 55 years since I first sat down to a wild game meal, breakfast at my grandparents’ house in Houston, Texas.

    October 03, 2014 at 12:45pm
    Randy Bessonette of Brandon shows his dog Ike a little appreciation after Ike first treed and then retrieved a squirrel on a past hunt. A change in regulations gives Mississippi hunters more time to hunt in October and again in the spring.

    Squirrel Slam - New squirrel setup is great news

    Many squirrel hunters in Central and South Mississippi are taking a “ho-hum” approach to a major change that opens their seasons two and four weeks earlier, respectively.

    October 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    The new statewide squirrel season structure begins today for youth hunters, aged 15 and under.

    Youth squirrel season opens

    Mississippi’s new statewide squirrel season structure opens today, with the first day of the youth season for hunters aged 15 and under.

    September 24, 2014 at 1:15pm
    The statewide squirrel season will be open Oct. 1 through Feb. 28.

    Governor signs squirrel bill

    It won’t be effective in time for this May, but beginning in 2015 Mississippi squirrel hunters will have a spring season.

    March 19, 2014 at 10:00am
    The Archery in Mississippi Schools program has events scheduled this month and in April leading up to the AIMS state championship April 15-17.

    Archery in Mississippi Schools events scheduled

    Archery is one of the fastest-growing programs in the state’s education system, with nearly 40,000 students participating in Archery in Mississippi Schools (AIMS).

    Started by the Mississippi Bowhunters Association and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, and promoted by the Foundation for MDWFP, AIMS has steadily grown since its inception over a decade ago.

    March 14, 2014 at 2:14pm