Annual Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza kicks off hunting seaso - - Jackson, MS

Annual Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza kicks off hunting season

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

It's gonna be a WILD weekend in Jackson as Mississippi's great outdoors and wildlife take center stage!  

The Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza kicked off at the Trademart in Jackson today.

Thousands of people are expected at this 3-day annual event that is considered the kickoff to the hunting season.

Brad Young, the Executive Director of the Mississippi Wildlife Federation said, "It brings people from all over the state, all over the southeast. We have vendors from all over North America advertising and demonstrating the latest and greatest in outdoor gear and apparel.  It's just a tremendous show and each year it seems to draw more people than the last."

The Wildlife Extravaganza is a fundraising event for the Mississippi Wildlife Federation. 

The money raised will be used for outreach programs to encourage people to get outdoors across the state.

The wild outdoor fun wraps up Sunday.

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