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Jeff Davis, Mary Crawford records set

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – Two state lake record fish have been caught on Lake Jeff Davis and Lake Mary Crawford. On March 21, a new Lake Jeff Davis record largemouth bass was caught by Randy Rushing of Osyka. The bass weighed 12.6-pounds and topped the previous record of 11.6-pounds caught earlier this […]

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MDWFP crappie regulation being enforced

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau reminds fishermen new crappie regulations on Arkabutla, Enid, Sardis, and Grenada Lakes, also known as the Flood Control Reservoirs (FCRs), and Eagle Lake are being enforced. The new regulations on the FCRs, which became effective last year, […]

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State record gar caught at Sardis

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – On Saturday, Sept. 10, Mississippi angler Don Henson of Southaven went fishing at the Sardis Lake spillway and set a new state record. Hoping to catch a monster catfish, Henson drifted a shad through the current. After fishing about 10 minutes, he noticed his float had disappeared and […]

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MDWFP and NWTF talk turkey numbers

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – The decline in wild turkey numbers has gotten the state and a national organization together to talk turkey. The Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and the Mississippi Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) staff discussed the […]

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MDWFP crappie regulation enforced

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau reminds fishermen new crappie regulations on Arkabutla, Enid, Sardis, and Grenada Lakes, also known as the Flood Control Reservoirs (FCRs), and Eagle Lake are being enforced. The new regulations on the FCRs, which became effective last year, […]

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Hunter orange strictly enforced

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – It’s the first thing officers look for on a hunter and “hunter orange” regulations will be strictly enforced during the 2016-17 deer hunting season in Mississippi. When hunting deer during any firearms season for deer, a hunter must wear in full view at least 500-square-inches of solid unbroken […]

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There are bears out there

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – In recent weeks, several areas across Mississippi have experienced higher than normal black bear activity. During the fall, with more people in the woods, bears are often spotted foraging and fattening up for a few months of inactivity. Wildlife biologists with the state have said there is a […]

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Primitive weapon deer season opened Monday

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – Mississippi’s special primitive weapons season for white-tailed deer opened Monday, Nov. 7 in the Hill and Delta Deer Management Zones. The special primitive weapons season is for antlerless deer only on private lands and open public lands from November 7 – 18. This special season is provided to […]

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WMA waterfowl hunting opportunities

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON -Throughout the state, wintering waterfowl habitat and hunting areas are being prepared for the upcoming waterfowl season. Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) across the state offer great waterfowl hunting opportunities that are open to the public.  Several of these areas offer waterfowl hunting through draw permit only. Applications for the […]

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Police, game wardens investigate senior prank at school

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Vandalism at Houston High School that saw words spray painted on the building and a deer shot out of season hung in front of the school are being investigated by the Houston Police Department and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks. Game wardens were at […]

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MDWFP: Treestand accidents reported during archery season

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – Deer season officially opened this month across the majority of Mississippi, ushering in fall’s favorite pastime for many hunters. During opening weekend however, Conservation Officers responded to many treestand-related incidents including three reported treestand-related accidents with serious results. Most of these treestand-related incidents can be avoided by taking […]

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Grenada youth fishing rodeo is Saturday

Special to the Chickasaw Journal GRENADA – Youth 15 years and younger are invited to a fishing rodeo at the Grenada Reservoir catfish ponds beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 11. The free event is hosted by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP). The Grenada Reservoir […]

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Spring squirrel season is open across state

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – Mississippi’s spring squirrel hunting season opens statewide May 14 – June 1.  The bag limit is four squirrels per day during the spring season. For hunters that have not hunted in the spring, there will be some similarities to the early part of the fall season. Mosquitoes and […]

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Spring squirrel season opens today

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – Mississippi’s spring squirrel hunting season opens statewide May 14 – June 1.  The bag limit is four squirrels per day during the spring season. For hunters that have not hunted in the spring, there will be some similarities to the early part of the fall season.  It will […]

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