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Dove season extended to Jan. 31

It may just be May 1, but Mississippi sportsmen got some good news when the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks approved the 2018-19 early migratory bird seasons.

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May 02 at 9:00 am
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CWD update: No news is apparently good news

Since the first confirmed case of chronic wasting disease in Mississippi was reported in February in a 4 1/2-year-old buck in Issaquena County, no other diseased animals have been found.

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April 27 at 7:00 am
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Deer-reporting bill dies in state legislature

The Mississippi Legislature failed to pass a single bill related to hunting and fishing during the 2018 session that ended April 1, and that includes anything related to a harvest reporting system for turkey or deer.

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April 26 at 12:00 pm
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Big Buck Bounty: Blalock buck blows away competition

Joseph Blalock of Brookhaven, who just recently turned 14 years of age, had the biggest deer at the recent awards breakfast for the 2017-18 Big Buck Bounty Contest at McClain Lodge in Brandon.

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April 23 at 10:00 am
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Mississippi officials get good news on CWD tests in south Mississippi

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks continues to find good news related to chronic wasting disease in an area of concern in south Mississippi. Seventy deer tested during the 2017-18 hunting season were all found to be negative for CWD, a disease that is deadly in several species of cervids including white-tailed deer.

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April 03 at 8:40 pm
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Hunter kills white trophy gobbler

Bo Brown had little choice, the way he had it figured, but to lift up his shotgun, aim and fire at the gobbler.

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March 28 at 1:00 pm
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How to score a turkey

The National Wild Turkey Federation’s formula for scoring a wild gobbler is a combination of weight, spur length and beard length, with multipliers used for emphasis on spur and beard. All measurements are taken in 1/16-inch measurements, and lengths and weight must be converted to decimal form.

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March 19 at 7:00 am
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Magnolia monarchs: State’s top gobblers

Mississippi’s Magnolia Records program tracks turkey hunting records in the state and has a database that includes hundreds of birds taken by hunters within its borders.

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March 15 at 7:00 am
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