Mississippi Outdoors: Deer Management Must Change to Battle Chronic Wasting Disease Nov 8, 2021

🕔Nov 8, 2021
A prion disease spreading through Mississippi whitetail deer populations has changed how herds are managed and may reduce the economic benefit of hunting in the state. Chronic wasting disease, or […]

Mississippi Outdoors: Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer Impacts Hunters Nov 1, 2021

🕔Nov 1, 2021
The appearance of chronic wasting disease on the Mississippi landscape is making significant changes in the lives and hobbies of hunters, and many are ready to do what it takes […]

Mississippi Outdoors: When Are the Best Times to Hunt Bucks? Nov 19, 2020

🕔Nov 19, 2020
“Where are all the bucks?” Several years ago, Larry Castle, formerly of Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP), and Steve Demarais of the Mississippi State University Deer Lab […]

Mississippi Outdoors: Keep Hunting, but Have Deer Tested for CWD Oct 18, 2019

🕔Oct 18, 2019
For many of you, chronic wasting disease, or CWD, is old hat and you’re tired of hearing about it. I understand. Keep in mind that if the consequences of this […]

Mississippi: Flood Waters Sending Wildlife to Higher Ground May 28, 2019

🕔May 28, 2019
Extensive flooding in the Mississippi Delta is pushing animals out of their comfort zones and creating stressful conditions as they just try to survive. Animals that can move ahead of […]

Deer: Chronic Wasting Disease – What Have We Learned in 1 Year? Mar 7, 2019

🕔Mar 7, 2019
A year after chronic wasting disease was found in Mississippi, my deer season was very different than those in the past. While I still considered management and hunting strategies, I […]

Outdoors: Soil Disking Can Improve Wildlife Food, Habitats Oct 19, 2018

🕔Oct 19, 2018
Thinning timber, prescribed fire and planting wildlife food plots are the most common tools in wildlife management, but there is another, often overlooked practice: using light disking to disturb the […]

Mississippi: Wild Hog Presence Threatens Wildlife Sep 29, 2017

🕔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 […]

Mississippi: Wild Pigs Increase Range, Threaten Native Wildlife Jul 19, 2017

🕔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 […]

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