Mississippi State Chapter of NWTF Quarterly Update

Richard Latham - President

 

Conservation Projects

Copiah County WMA:  Openings management work is underway to help establish brood habitat for wild turkeys. These openings are in dense areas and will provide valuable habitat for wild turkeys throughout the year.

Openings Management at Copiah WMA

Noxubee NWR:  We recently teamed up with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to manage 9,724 acres of upland pine on Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge. Management activities included prescribed burning to establish early successional habitat and the herbaceous weed control of non-native invasive species.

Prescribed Burning at Noxubee NWR

 

State Board News

Board Meetings:  The state chapter recently held its annual elections to the Board of Directors.  We are proud to welcome Richard Latham as the new State Chapter president and Frank Dantone as the new Vice President. Tim Weston was also re-elected as Secretary and Barry Biggers as Treasurer.  Others elected to serve on the state board include: Gene Davis, Kenny McLaughlin, Jason Conn, Dave Godwin, Pam Smith, Joe Wood, Billy Ray Young, Kevin Peden, and Cody Cummings. 

The next meeting will be Friday August 3rd at 9:00 at the Bass Pro Shop in Pearl MS at 9:00 am.

NWTF in Action

Local Scholarships:  Since the beginning of 2018 we have awarded $3,000 in local chapter scholarships!!

Seed Subsidy:  Did you know that you can receive discounts on seed purchases just by being an NWTF member?  Please visit http://www.nwtf.org/conservation/article/seed-subsidy to take advantage of these great discounts!!

Upcoming Events

Gun Blast:  A gun blast will be held Thursday August 2nd at the Bass Pro Shop in Pearl, MS. Doors open at 6:00 pm

Wildlife Extravaganza: We will have a booth at the event August 3-5 in Jackson.  We hope you will plan to attend and stop by to say hello. 

Call Makers and Calling Contest:  August 17th and 18th respectively in West Point, MS.  Contact Johnny Mckinion at jmckinion@nwtf.net for more information.

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