From the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks - Mississippi’s Duck Season Starting Soon
Jackson, Mississippi - Mississippi's duck hunting season opens Thursday, November 27, 2014. Many waterfowl hunters are anxiously waiting, due to record breeding population estimates last spring. However, hunters should remember that winter severity and local habitat availability also play a major role in how many ducks make their way to Mississippi.
The hunting season for ducks, mergansers, and coots will be November 27, 2014 - January 25, 2015. The duck daily bag limit is a total of six ducks, which may include four mallards (no more than two of which may be females), three wood ducks, three scaup, two redheads, two pintail, one canvasback, one mottled duck, and one black duck. The merganser daily bag limit is five mergansers, only two of which may be hooded mergansers... get the rest of the details about Mississippi's duck hunting season ...
From the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks - Spring Turkey Season Opens March 15
Jackson, Mississippi - It is time for Mississippi's turkey hunters to
practice their yelping and dust off their shotgun. The spring
turkey season opens March 15 and ends May 1. Opportunities to
pursue spring gobblers are plentiful across the Magnolia State, and
the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
(MDWFP) anticipates that hunting success will be good in 2014.
"Jake sightings were up across most areas of the state last
spring as a result of a very good hatch during the summer of 2012,"
says Dave Godwin, MDWFP Wild Turkey Program Coordinator. "This
should mean good numbers of two-year-old gobblers, good gobbling
activity, and solid success rates," says Godwin. "We do seem to be
off to another relatively late spring, so peak gobbling activity
might occur later in the season once the weather warms
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From Mossy Oak - Mossy Oak holding benefit auction for Bob Humphrey
Mossy Oak is auctioning trees, seed, camouflage and more to benefit a friend in need.
Long-time outdoor writer and friend Bob Humphrey recently suffered a severe injury to his right eye. He has had two eye surgeries and is facing more in the future. This accident has not only left him with vision impairment, but with the burden of numerous bills. We are asking our friends to rally around Bob during this difficult time. The proceeds from this auction will go directly to help Bob.
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From Mossy Oak - Camo Your Golf Club in Mossy Oak with ClubCrown
A ClubCrown is an innovative and exciting way to personalize and improve the look and style of any golf driver, wood or hybrid. ClubCrown in now pleased to offer Mossy Oak’s two most popular designs, Break-Up and Break-Up Infinity.
“At ClubCrown we have received thousands of requests for Mossy Oak designs,” said Andrew Glaser, ClubCrown CEO. “It is our mission at ClubCrown to bring every golfer in America the ClubCrown design that they most desire. With the large number of golfers who also love Mossy Oak, this great partnership brings us a big step towards that goal.”
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Shot in the leg and hand, Pearl City Detective McCarley keeps head and stops attack
Pearl City, Mississippi - It's a dangerous job.
One that thousands of men and women take on every day. It's the job of America's law enforcement officers.
Never knowing what's around the corner, they put their lives in danger every day. Every time they walk through a door, perform a traffic stop or serve a warrant, there's a chance that things can go wrong. That was the case in Pearl City, Mississippi when Detective David McCarley joined a group of fellow detectives to apprehend a sexual predator.
For his actions that day, Detective McCarley has been named the NRA Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for 2012.
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12,000 Women learn to shoot at NRA Women on Target Instructional Shooting Clinics
Fairfax, Virginia - "Women want to learn how to shoot."
According to NRA's Women on Target program, participation in the female focused instructional shooting clinics increased by 26% in the 2012. National Women on Target Program Coordinator Diane Danielson believes she knows the reason why.
"It's all thanks to word of mouth and the nature of the program," said Danielson. "We're strictly for women, primarily the first time shooter. It's about getting out to shoot and getting over the fear of firing those first shots."
Since the program's fervent beginnings back in 2000, almost eighty-thousand women have stepped onto a Women on Target range. Though the curriculum varies per event, ladies are generally offered the opportunity to fire pistols, rifles and shotguns under the watchful eye of an NRA Certified Instructor.
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Tunica, Mississippi - Though the skies were dark and the rain was falling, there was no doubt as to whether yesterday's POMA Top Chef Challenge would take place. Under the overhang of Harrah's convention hall in Tunica, grills and goods supplied by Camp Chef set the stage for our Friday morning culinary bonanza.
Here's how it worked — competitors lined up at their stations. At their feet sat a cooler full of nutritional goodness. They were told about every available ingredient (including the standard pantry items of salt, pepper, flour, etc…) except for one — the mystery ingredient. Once the bell rang, the mystery was revealed and the spatulas began to fly.
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