Events & Announcements

Reward offered in golden eagle shooting

A $2,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who shot golden eagle near Iuka that was discovered in April, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks announced today (June 15).

The eagle, which survived and is undergoing rehabilitation at the Jackson Zoo, was discovered in the Burnsville community near County Road 306 and Tishomingo County on April 7, and an investigation by state and federal officials has revealed the eagle was shot between March 15 and April 7. […]

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June issue heads to printer

The June issue of Mississippi Sportsman heads to the printer today (May 19), and it’s a great one. The issue is jam-packed with information directing you to the hot places and techniques to load your boat in June. It also gives hunters details on a major step they can take today to greatly benefit their deer herds. […]

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Alligators and snakes among wildlife displaced by Mississippi River flooding

The rising levels of the Mississippi River and its tributaries will disperse alligators, snakes and other wildlife to new locations, and residents should be prepared for encounters, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks said today (May 18).

“If snakes are encountered, it is always best to keep your distance, since most snake bites occur when people try to handle or kill them,” MDWFP’s Alligator Program Leader Ricky Flynt said. […]