Outdoor Briefs January 25, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

Fishing regulation changes offered
State wildlife officials last week announced several proposed regulation changes for the upcoming fishing season. Length limits for black bass were proposed at the following:
Pickwick Lake: 15-inch minimum length limit.
Davis Lake: 18-22 inch slot limit with one bass allowed over 22 inches; 10- fish bag limit.
Moon Lake: Daily bag limit increased to five.
Lake Jeff Davis: 16-20 inch slot limit with one bass allowed over 20 inches; 15-fish bag limit.
Additionally, anglers fishing the spillways of Aberdeen and Columbus lakes will be limited to fishing with one rod or pole per person, and treble hooks will not be allowed in these spillways.
Anyone wishing to comment on the proposed changes may do so in writing to the Executive Director, Mississippi Depart- ment of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, 1505 Eastover Dr., Jackson, MS 39211, no later than Feb. 16.

Wild game contest set for Feb. 11 in Pittsboro
The Calhoun county Wild Game Tasting Buffet is set for Monday, Feb. 11, at the Multi Purpose Building in Pittsboro. All dishes for judging must be present by 6 p.m. The event begins at 6:30 p.m.
The annual event typically draws a wide variety of wild game dishes and includes lots of fun and fellowship. Dishes will be judged in the categories of fin, feather, deer, other fur and wild hog, and from those category winners a best-in-show grand champion will be selected.
Admission is $1 with dish and $3 with no dish. For more information, call Millie Goforth at 662-628-6260.
Kevin Tate

Youth waterfowl weekend Feb. 2 and 3
All Wildlife Management Areas with waterfowl hunting opportunity will be open for youth waterfowl hunting weekend on Feb. 2 and 3.
Waterfowl regulations, including bag limits, for the youth hunting weekend will be the same as during the regular waterfowl season, however, youth hunters are exempt from purchasing a hunting license, WMA user permit and duck stamps.
Youth hunters must be accompanied by a licensed adult, and adults are not allowed to carry guns or harvest birds during the hunts.

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