Wild turkey management topic of Wildlife Jamboree at county coliseum
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 12:00 AM
It's time again to conduct the Neshoba County Wildlife Jamboree. This year's program will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Neshoba County Coliseum.
We will have stew and chili; exhibits; door prizes; 870 shotgun, 243 rifle and 45-70 muzzleloader raffles; wildlife tasting buffet; educational speaker; big buck contest; magnolia records scoring session; youth archery contest; and plenty of activities for the entire family.
This year we are very excited to have Dave Godwin, as our featured speaker.
Dave will present an educational program on managing for Wild Turkeys in Mississippi.
We will also have the Youth Archery Contest that will be held for individuals between the ages of 7-18.
The Youth Archery Contest will start at 3:30 with recurve and compound divisions.
The age groups will be broken down in three divisions: 7-10, 11-14 and 15-18.
Winners in these age groups in both divisions will receive trophies.
We'll also have laser targets for the kids to shoot while the adults visit the exhibits and talk to exhibitors.
This year we will also conduct a Pellet Gun Contest for the youth. I'm sure that many of you have wild game leftover in your freezer from last year's kill.
Prepare a wildlife dish for the Wildlife Tasting Buffet. In the past we have had some very good dishes entered into the Wildlife Tasting, so plan your dish now.
Individuals bringing dishes (family size) will receive five free tickets for the 870 shotgun raffle.
We will once again conduct a Magnolia Records Scoring Session in conjunction with the Wildlife Jamboree.
If you know of someone who has killed a big buck and hasn't had it scored to be entered in the Magnolia Records book, please encourage him or her to bring it to be scored.
It doesn't matter when it was killed as long as it was taken in Mississippi.
Each time we conduct the scoring session we enter many bucks from in and around Neshoba County, but we know that we have many more that we would like to enter in the Magnolia Record book.
All mounts are due in to the Neshoba County Extension office by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12.
The categories for the Magnolia Records Scoring Session will include gun, primitive weapon, and youth.
We will also have the Big Buck Contest again this year.
We have three divisions that will receive prizes.
We will have gun, youth, and primitive weapon divisions.
Winners in each division will receive free mounts from local taxidermists.
Mounts do not have to be from Neshoba County to be entered into this contest. All mounts must be in the Neshoba County Extension Office by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, in order for them to be properly scored.
If you know of anyone who has killed a big buck please encourage him or her to enter it in this contest.
We will be giving away numerous door prizes from local businesses. We will have several pots of stew and chili.
We will be raffling off an 870 Remington Shotgun, 243 Rifle with scope, and a 45-70 Muzzleloader.
Tickets will be sold at the Jamboree for $2 per ticket or three for $5.
Several educational booths along with vendors from all over Mississippi will have products and educational materials on exhibit. As you can see we have planned this activity for the entire family to enjoy.
Admission for the Wildlife Jamboree is only $2, and children 6 years old and under be admitted free.
Help us spread the work about the 2012 Neshoba County Wildlife Jamboree that will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13, beginning at 5 p.m. For additional information please contact the Neshoba County Extension office at 656-4602.