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Mississippi: Hunters Should Prepare for Wild Hog Encounters

Mississippi: Hunters Should Prepare for Wild Hog Encounters

👤By Andrew Smith, Mississippi State University Extension Service 🕔Nov 22, 2017

Hunting season preparation is done to increase our odds of harvesting some of the special and iconic native species that we are fortunate to have in Mississippi, whether we’re targeting white-tailed deer, small game, waterfowl or a combination of quarry.

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Oklahoma: Deer Hunting and Breeding Season Mean Danger on the Road

Oklahoma: Deer Hunting and Breeding Season Mean Danger on the Road

👤By Sean Hubbard, Oklahoma State University Communications Specialist 🕔Nov 20, 2017

A big change is happening across Oklahoma. Female white-tailed deer (does) are coming into estrous for the first time of the season and males (bucks) are in overdrive trying to locate and breed with as many of the does as

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Texas: Deer and Game Bird Hunters Concerned Over Fumonisin-Tainted Corn

Texas: Deer and Game Bird Hunters Concerned Over Fumonisin-Tainted Corn

👤By Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 27, 2017

Concerns over corn tainted with Fusarium fungi, which can produce Fumonisin, continue to flow into Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists’ offices, but with the main deer hunting season only days away, the calls are increasingly from concerned hunters feeding

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Arkansas: Flooded Rice Fields Post-Harvest, Part of Migration Pattern

Arkansas: Flooded Rice Fields Post-Harvest, Part of Migration Pattern

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Oct 27, 2017

The western edge of the Mississippi Delta, which contributes so richly to Arkansas agriculture, is well known as a prime area for hunters, with both wet marshes and flooded rice fields after the fall. But it hasn’t always necessarily been

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Texas Field Reports: Deer Season Expected to Provide Good Opportunities for Hunters

Texas Field Reports: Deer Season Expected to Provide Good Opportunities for Hunters

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 24, 2017

The general hunting season for white-tailed deer opens Nov. 4, and Texas hunters should expect good opportunities in the field, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Dr. John Tomecek, AgriLife Extension assistant professor and wildlife specialist, San

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Texas: Multi-County Wildlife Management Field Day, Sonora, Oct. 26

Texas: Multi-County Wildlife Management Field Day, Sonora, Oct. 26

👤By Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 11, 2017

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a multi-county Wildlife Management Field Day beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 26 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Station at Sonora. The station is located on Texas Highway 55 between

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Mississippi: Wild Hog Presence Threatens Wildlife

Mississippi: Wild Hog Presence Threatens Wildlife

👤By Bonnie Coblentz, MSU Extension Service 🕔Sep 29, 2017

The number of wild hogs living in an area determines the severity of their impact on wildlife, as these invasive creatures eat any source of nutrition they can find. Bronson Strickland, Mississippi State University Extension Service wildlife biologist and wildlife

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Mississippi: Increased Wild Hog Population May Spread Disease to Deer, Other Wildlife

Mississippi: Increased Wild Hog Population May Spread Disease to Deer, Other Wildlife

👤By Susan Collins-Smith, MSU Extension Service 🕔Sep 22, 2017

Wild hogs cost Mississippians millions of dollars each year, but landowners stand to lose more than money if the nuisance animals’ range and population continue to grow. Left unchecked, wild hogs have the potential to steal property owners’ investments and

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Mississippi: Wild Pigs Increase Range, Threaten Native Wildlife

Mississippi: Wild Pigs Increase Range, Threaten Native Wildlife

👤 By Susan Collins-Smith, MSU AgCommunications 🕔Jul 19, 2017

Wild pigs have roamed parts of the Southeast since Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto introduced them as food for early settlers in the 16th century. But during the last two decades, Mississippi has experienced a rapid uptick in the spread

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Louisiana:  Field Day Features Wildlife Management Info

Louisiana: Field Day Features Wildlife Management Info

👤By Olivia McClure, LSU AgCenter 🕔May 3, 2017

Attendees of a recent field day at the LSU AgCenter Bob R. Jones-Idlewild Research Station heard presentations and saw demonstrations on wildlife management. The event, held on April 29, was hosted by the AgCenter, the Quality Deer Management Association and

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