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Application period open for waterfowl draw hunt

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The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks has made procedural changes to waterfowl draw hunts on wildlife management areas for the 2020-21 hunting season. Due to ongoing health concerns from COVID-19, drawing procedures have been altered to limit close interactions between individuals who are visiting or working on these areas. New procedures for the upcoming hunting season are outlined below:

  • All waterfowl draw hunt applications for the season (up to 5 draw periods per WMA) will be open concurrently from Oct. 1 to Oct. 15 and all drawings will be completed by Nov. 1.
  • Hunting units will be assigned when draw winners are notified.
  • Drawn hunters will have 48 hours to confirm their reservation online before it goes back into a second refill drawing.
  • Applicants who are not initially drawn will be entered into the refill drawing for a chance to fill any hunting positions that were not confirmed.
  • Drawn hunters and their guests must sign in by 5 a.m. the morning of their hunt and will proceed to their hunting unit.
  • Howard Miller, Mahannah and Muscadine Farms WMAs will have stand-by opportunity for non-drawn hunters to show up the morning of a hunt for a chance to fill any vacant hunting units.

Applications for WMA draw hunts can be found online. Hunters are reminded that not all WMAs with waterfowl hunting opportunity require a draw permit to hunt, and specific regulations for each WMA should be reviewed before hunting.

For more information regarding waterfowl in Mississippi, visit the MDWFP website at or call 601-432-2199.

 

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Henry M. Trim Jr., 1946 – 2020

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Henry M. Trim Jr.

Henry M. Trim Jr. passed away Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, at Promise Hospital in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He was 73.

Henry was born in Port Gibson, Mississippi, Dec. 13, 1946, the son of Henry M. Trim Sr. and Emma Louise Monk Trim. Henry loved to hunt and fish, but his true passion was selling watermelons and sweet potatoes.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Ricky Trim, and his brothers Jerry Trim and Wayne Trim.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dorothy Trim; sisters Dorothy Landrum (Elton) of Laurel, Mississippi, Joyce Marie Charrier of Sheridan, Arkansas, Ida Perkins (James) of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and Jean Williams of Foxworth, Mississippi; and grandchildren Zack Trim and Nathan Trim.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. at Glenwood Funeral Home of Port Gibson with Rev. Cliff Nelson officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service. Burial will follow in Hermanville Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James Hunt, Mike Hunt, David Trim, Steve Trim, Cole Trim and Jimmy Emerson. Honorary pallbearers will be John Perkins, Tim Hunt, Charles Nichols, Brian Eggleston, Abe Gines and Bo Trim.

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Vicksburg District’s Grenada Lake hosts veterans’ hunt

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will host its annual deer hunt for veterans at Grenada Lake Nov. 13 to Nov. 15.

Twelve veterans will be chosen to participate in the hunt, which will occur in two areas below Grenada Dam.

Registration for the hunt opens Sept. 21, and those wishing to participate must call the Grenada Lake Visitor Center at 662-226-5911 and register by phone. Hunters must be able to provide a DD-214 form stating they have served or are currently serving in a branch of the U.S. military as well as a valid driver’s license. The registration deadline is Oct. 2.

Hunters chosen to participate must abide by all USACE and Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks rules and regulations. Those selected to participate in the hunt will be notified by phone or email. Participants will be given the option to use slug guns or any primitive weapon in accordance with MDWFP regulations.

The goal of the hunt is to provide balance to the deer herd and prevent habitat degradation in overpopulated areas.

For more information, contact the Grenada Lake Visitor Center at 662-226-5911.

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