Thursday, August 10, 2006
Deer scoring session slated for Saturday
Goodman Oaks Church of Christ will be hosting a Magnolia Records Deer Scoring Session on Saturday Aug. 12, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Goodman Oaks Church of Christ is located at 1700 Goodman Road in Southaven.
The Magnolia White-Tailed Deer Records Program is the official scoring program for the State of Mississippi. To date over 3,200 deer have been officially scored of which over 2,400 have met the minimum requirements of 125 typical points and 155 non-typical points. Magnolia Records is a collaborative effort between the Mississippi Wildlife Federation and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks to officially recognize trophy deer taken within the state.
All deer entered into Magnolia Records are listed on a county-by-county basis and are available to view on our website, www.mswildlife.org. Just click on Partnerships and then Magnolia Records or you can go directly to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks’ website at www.mdwfp.com, click on Wildlife and then Magnolia Records.
All white-tailed deer taken legally within Mississippi during any prior hunting season are eligible to participate. Entrants meeting the minimum requirements will receive an official Magnolia Records Program Certificate.
According to Potts Camp native Rick Dillard, founder of Magnolia Records, the north Mississippi counties of Marshall, Benton, Tate and Desoto are poorly represented.
“So far only 21 deer have been entered from Marshall County, and 20 have been entered from Benton County,” Dillard said. “I grew up hunting in these counties and I know that there are numerous bucks hanging in a lot of homes and hunting camps that are large enough to qualify. My goal is to show that north Mississippi can produce big deer like the rest of the state.”
If you have one or more deer that you think would meet the minimum requirements and want to get it scored, bring it with you to receive an official score. There is no charge for scoring your deer.
For more information on Magnolia Records, please call Dillard at 601-965-4391 or Melanie Starnes with the Mississippi Wildlife Federation at 601-206-5703.
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