Deer season along Miss. River closing due to flooding - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Deer season along Miss. River closing due to flooding

source: Tom Grant via The Vicksburg Post source: Tom Grant via The Vicksburg Post
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

According to information from the Vicksburg Post, deer hunting season along the Mississippi River will come to a close on Sunday, January 3 due to flooding.

In a statement released by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks the following gauges, river stages and areas will be closed at the following levels by Sunday:

-Vicksburg, MS gauge at 43 feet. Areas closed: Issaquena, Sharkey and Warren counties South of Highway 14, West of Highway 61 and North of the Big Black.

-Greenville, MS gauge at 48 feet. Areas closed: Washington and Issaquena Counties South of Highway 82, West of Highway 1 and North of Highway 14.

-Memphis gauge at 34 feet. Areas closed: Desoto, Tunica and Coahoma counties West of Highway 61 and North of Highway 49

-Helena, AR gauge at 41 feet. Areas closed; Coahoma, Bolivar and Washington counties South of Highway 49, West of Highway 61 to the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 444, West of Highway 1 and North of Highway 82.

The MDWFP said that as water rises, many deer and other wildlife might be displaced from their normal habitat, which will place additional pressure on food sources.

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