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Welcome to 2022-23 Mississippi Hunting

2022-2023 Mississippi Outdoor Digest Cover - Hunting Edition

Mississippi Outdoor Digest

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It is our pleasure at Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) to present the 2022-2023 Outdoor Digest. Each year thousands of Mississippians are joined by visitors from across the country and around the world to enjoy the abundant natural resources our great state has to offer. It is our goal that this publication will provide you with useful information for all your outings.

This agency is founded on the principles to conserve and enhance the natural resources and outdoor recreation opportunities in our state. Through the continued support of the citizens and communities in our state, we are able to provide some of the most enjoyable outdoor attractions in the nation. From the broad vistas of the Mississippi Gulf Coast to the rich, alluvial soils of the Delta, there are places to experience the Magnolia State at its best. From the pine forests of the southwest to the Appalachian foothills in the northeast, the bounty continues. Hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, boating, wildlife watching, biking, canoeing, kayaking, and nature photography are just the beginning of a list of opportunities awaiting you every day of the year.

An essential goal for MDWFP is fostering our young sportsmen and women. Principles of conservation must be handed down through each generation, and we are challenged to ensure that it continues. Seasonal hunts and fishing rodeos as well as other events geared toward Mississippi’s youth are a significant part of our agency. We even offer special youth hunting opportunities at selected Wildlife Management Areas. While these are designed for the enjoyment of youth, parents, and volunteers, our staff has a good time as well.

We create precious memories whenever we enjoy the fruits of our labor with family and friends in Mississippi’s great outdoors. This year, we challenge you to make new memories with hunters, anglers, or outdoor enthusiasts to ensure our outdoor heritage continues for the next generations. Each outdoor experience is unique as it brings with it a renewed sense of hope and anticipation of experiencing something new and exciting.

If you desire additional information or simply want to comment about the outdoor opportunities in Mississippi, please visit Have a great time in Mississippi’s outdoors.