Conservation Achievement Awards Nominations Deadline Nov. 30!

Oct 15 • Joshua Friedel

The Mississippi Wildlife Federation will host the 59th Annual Conservation Achievement Awards Luncheon on February 21, 2019 at 11:30 AM at the Hilton in Jackson to recognize and honor those whose achievements in natural resource conservation deserve statewide recognition. MWF’s Conservation Achievement Awards are among the most prestigious for conservation efforts. They are presented annually on behalf of MWF’s members and supporters and its statewide network of affiliated organizations.

Each award winner receives a handsome wildlife statuette designed especially for the Mississippi Wildlife Federation. The Conservationist of the Year will receive the Eagle Award and be recognized for a lifetime of contributions to conservation

A few of the awards will consist of the following (Full Listing of Awards Click Here):

  • Conservationist of The Year
  • Wildlife Conservationist of The Year
  • Fisheries Conservationist of The Year
  • Soil, Air & Water Conservationist of The Year
  • Forest Conservationist of The Year
  • Youth Conservationist of The Year
  • Conservation Educator of The Year

Nominate your selection for these awards and others before the deadline of November 30, 2018 by completing the Nomination Form and submitting it on our website by clicking here!

Please get your Nomination submitted before November 30, 2018!

Mississippi Wildlife Federation announces opening for Events and Operations Coordinator

Sep 28 • Joshua Friedel

The Mississippi Wildlife Federation (MWF) announces the opening for Events and Operations Coordinator at their Madison office location. MWF’s mission is to conserve Mississippi’s natural resources and protect our wildlife legacy. Headquartered in Madison, Mississippi, we are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a wide range of representation throughout the state. MWF also works closely with national partners, serving as an affiliate member of the National Wildlife Federation. MWF’s Executive Director is accepting applications for the position until October 12, 2018.

Under the direction of the MWF Executive Director, the Events and Operations Coordinator will oversee MWF’s events pertaining to planning, operations, fundraising, and communications. The successful candidate will manage all aspects of MWF events, which includes working with the MWF staff and board to steward public and private partners, coordinating with MWF staff to cultivate new participants, and reporting on the event to MWF board. S/he will work with MWF staff to develop and maintain digital media, promotional materials, and correspondence, as well as to coordinate board meetings and assist with office management.

Requirements Include:  bachelor’s degree; at least three years of experience in development, outreach, event planning, or communications; computer skills and strong human relations skills; ability to work with corporate and individual donors.

Desired:  advanced education degrees and extensive administrative experience; natural resources degree favorable; previous volunteer experience in conservation work.

Some evening and weekend work and travel is required. Eligible candidates should have a genuine dedication to conserving Mississippi’s wildlife and other natural resources.

Submit resume and three references to llemmons@mswf.org or mail to the address below no later than October 12, 2018.

Mississippi Wildlife Federation
517 Cobblestone Court, Suite 2
Madison, MS  39110

For inquiries regarding the position, call MWF at (601) 605-1790, visit our website at www.mswildlife.org or email llemmons@mswf.org.

Click Here for the full job description.

MWF is an equal opportunity employer.

Major Changes to Hunting Regulations Announced, Effective Immediately

Sep 27 • Joshua Friedel

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks (MDWFP) has officially announced several major changes to statewide deer and turkey hunting seasons that were approved during a September 19, 2018 commission meeting held in Jackson, Mississippi and will take effect for the upcoming seasons.

One of the significant changes regarding deer season is that it is now lawful to hunt less than 100 yards from feed or a feeder.

The Mississippi Wildlife Federation affirms its opposition to the practice of hunting game species over bait.

Deer Season approved changes
1.) Importation of cervid carcasses from ANY state, regardless of CWD status is now prohibited.
2.) It is lawful to hunt less than 100 yards from feed or a feeder.
3.) Beginning, July 1, 2019, it is unlawful to use natural scents or lures that contain natural cervid, biofluids, or other biological material.

Turkey Season approved changes
1.) Supplemental feeding from March 1 to the last day of turkey season is prohibited.
2.) Mandatory harvest reporting for wild turkeys will begin during the 2019 spring turkey season.

The new regulations can be viewed in full on the MDWFP website by clicking here.

The Mississippi Wildlife Federation is compiling comments on these changes to submit to the Mississippi Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

You can submit your comments anonymously by clicking here and/or you can also contact Lindsey Lemmons, Executive Director of The Mississippi Wildlife Federation by email llemmons@mswf.org or by phone 601-605-1790.

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