duck mapping

JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks is making it easier this season to find ducks. Using aerial and ground surveys, the MDWFP is producing detailed information throughout waterfowl season.

All information can be found on the MDWFP Web site, www.mdwfp.com.

Aerial surveys will be updated four times during the season, showing detailed information on the concentration of waterfowl populations in the Mississippi Delta. The map shows the areas of the Delta region where concentration of mallards and other waterfowl were recorded.

The MDWFP is also producing weekly updates on Wildlife Management Areas and private lands. These updates give detailed information on success rates for all regions of the Delta.

Also on the Web site is the mallard tracking program showing locations of birds released with a tracking device last year. Waterfowl enthusiasts can follow these birds as they migrate to Mississippi. After the birds are in the state, their location can be isolated on the map.

Network to upgrade outdoors programs

n VERSUS’s premium hunting and fishing programming will be available in high definition as part of the VERSUS HD feed, a high-def simulcast of the linear network to launch in January 2007.

The network has significantly increased its investment in high def field sports content and will use VERSUS HD as a platform to showcase these programs, as well as the network’s NHL coverage, professional boxing events and professional bull riding events.

VERSUS HD will offer more than 20 field sports shows in high def High def is one of the fastest-growing categories in television, with an anticipated 42 million users expected by 2009. VERSUS’ HD programming will be available on several Comcast systems as well as DirecTV in January.

VERSUS, a wholly owned company of Comcast Corp., is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.

HuntandShoot.org includes resources

n NEWTOWN, Conn. – HuntandShoot.org, an online resource for hunters and shooters, now features regular updates on hunting and shooting opportunities in all 50 states.

News on hunting and shooting access and opportunities in each state are being compiled. Included are regular updates on state hunting seasons, reports on public hunting access, opportunities at shooting ranges and a growing list of other topics and news.

Developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, HuntandShoot.org is a one-stop resource for finding places to hunt and shoot, planning outdoor adventures or simply learning how to get started in hunting or shooting.

NSSF is the nonprofit trade association for the shooting, hunting and outdoor industry. Founded in 1961, it administers a variety of industry-service programs, with an emphasis on keeping hunters and shooters safe and active.

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