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2017 Year in Review

Thanks for helping us make 2017 a great year at Tara Wildlife. We couldn’t do it without you! We are taking a look back at 2017 and everything that was going on at Tara as well as giving you a sneak peek into some special events happening in 2018. Additions to the Field Course Tara’s […]

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4 Reasons Why This Native Tree is Great for Wildlife

Fruit of the Eastern Red Cedar

Walk down any dirt road in Mississippi and you’ll see an eastern red cedar lining the edge of the forest or field. Many a rural fence row has been built using eastern red cedars (Juniperus virginiana) for the posts. These common native trees are hardy plants. They can take the heat, drought, cold, wind, and […]

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7 Benefits of Being Outdoors for Hunters at Tara

There’s nothing quite like a crisp, early fall morning, walking through the woods to get to your deer stand. The air smells clean, you hear nothing but the sound of your feet crunching through the leaves and birds singing, and all around you, all you see are the woods and the animals that live in […]

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A Dinosaur in the Mississippi River

Gulf sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi) Photo credit: Kayla Kimmel, USFWS

With an elongated flat snout and a row of bony plates running down its back and sides, the Gulf sturgeon is an unusual looking fish. It can grow to a length of 10 to 12 feet and weigh several hundreds of pounds! The average length of a Gulf sturgeon is 5 to 6 feet. Sturgeons […]

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