Outdoors Briefs July 20, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Guntown youth wins area bass club tourney
Seth Russell, 14, of Guntown, placed first in the 6- to 14-year-old division of the Mid South Jr. Bass Club tournament held July 14 on Tunica Cutoff Lake outside Tunica.
Additionally, Drake Anthony, 15, of Coldwater, and Garrett Riles, 17, of Potts Camp, placed second and third respectively in the 15- to 18-year-old division.
The next Mid South Jr. Bass Club event will be Aug. 25 on Pickwick Lake at J.P. Coleman State Park.
For more info call Chris Morlok at 901-604-6274 or visit www.kidsbassin.com

Hunter’s Education course set for Aug. 4 in Corinth
Oakland Baptist Church in Corinth will host a Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Hunter’s Education class on Saturday, Aug. 4.
The class is for anyone 10 years of age and older. This 10-hour course begins at 8 a.m. and includes a one-hour break for attendees to eat lunch at a place of their choice.
This class is free but you must pre-register by calling Oakland Baptist Church at 287-3118.

Private lands prescribed burn program returns
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks is continuing its partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to provide a cost sharing program for prescribed burning on private lands.
During 2011, the program provided cost-share funding for prescribed burning on more than 10,000 acres in North and South Mississippi.
Similar funding levels are expected this year.
To enroll, landowners must submit an application for entry into the program before Oct. 31.

Source: www.mdwfp.com, staff reports