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Wildlife Tours Starkville MS

There are some basic rules we can follow to help make our experiences with wild animals less stressful for them and less dangerous for us. The first rule is to check your warm/fuzzy feelings at the door, because these aren’t Disney characters. They’re wild animals that deserve the space to live without feeling menaced by humans.

Town Creek Campground (COE-Tennessee/Tombigbee Waterway)
(662) 494-4885
Columbus, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Playground, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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MILITARY PARK (Lake Walker Family Campground-Camp Shelby)
(601) 558-2397
Hattiesburg, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Equipped Pavilion, Pool, Boating, Lake Fishing, Tennis, Volleyball, Sports Field

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Persimmon Hill-South Abutment (COE-Enid Lake)
(662) 563-4571
Enid, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Hiking Trails

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Nanabe Creek Campground*
(601) 485-4711
1933 Russell-Mt. Gilead Rd.
Meridian, MS
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Pool, Pond Fishing, Play Equipment, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Elvis Presley Lake & Campground (County Park)
(601) 841-1304
Tupelo, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Pavilion, Boating, Lake Fishing, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Ann Preston
(601) 924-8687
322 Highway 80 E Ste B
Clinton, MS
Agency
International Tours of Clinton
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-Central Asia, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Family Fun, Great Outdoors, Historical, Nature, National Parks, Other, Religious, Reunions
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Golden Memorial State Park*
(601) 253-2237
2104 Hwy 492 E
Walnut Grove, MS
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers

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Isle of Capri RV Park
(800) 789-5825
Lula, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Laundry
Recreation
Golf Nearby

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Natchez SP*
(601) 442-2658
230-B Wickcliff Rd
Natchez, MS
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Pavilion, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Hiking Trails

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Yogi On The Lake
(601) 854-6859
Pelahatchie, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Hall, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Mini Golf, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Sprayground

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Appropriate Conduct around Wildlife

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Appropriate Conduct Around Wildlife


From the pages of Camping Life

Every year, visitors to the backcountry are injured by wild animals that are, for one reason or another, put in a situation that leads to dangerously close contac with humans. Most of the time, it isn’t the animal that chooses to have such close contact.

There are some basic rules we can follow to help make our experiences with wild animals less stressful for them and less dangerous for us. The first rule is to check your warm/fuzzy feelings at the door, because these aren’t Disney characters. They’re wild animals that deserve the space to live without feeling menaced by humans.

Baby Animals

From time to time, young animals, such as fawns, will be left alone temporarily by their mothers. Do not intervene, because it will only cause problems. If you approach closely or handle a young animal, a lingering human scent may lead to total abandonment by the mother.

• If the mother catches you messing with her young, she may perceive you as a threat and attack you.
• Never, ever get between a mother and her baby.

Small Animals

Don’t feed them, even if they come into camp looking hungry. It’s a strong temptation to feed seemingly friendly wildlife, but that accomplishes two negative ends. It makes them dependent upon human food, and it encourages them to hang around a human camp, both of which can be dangerous for them.

• Don’t try to touch. A startled animal may scratch or bite you, which can transmit dangerous diseases.

Big Animals

The No. 1 rule for all wildlife is to keep your distance.

• The best thing you can do if you want close-up photos is to buy a telephoto (200 mm to 400 mm)
lens, so you don’t have to crowd the animal.
• Do not shout, wave or throw objects to get the animal to “look” at the camera.

Bears

Food and surprise encounters are the two biggest problems between humans and bears when in bear country. Black bears are opportunistic foragers, always looking for a free meal, so it is important to keep a clean camp. The grizzly bear is a powerful predator, capable of outrunning a horse. Keep in mind that when you are in grizzly country, you are now just part of the food chain. Mother bears are very protective of their cubs, and will not hesitate to charge intruders.

• Don’t leave food in your vehicle. Bears can and will break into vehicles if they see or smell food.
• In the backcountry, hang food high in a tree. Sleep at least 100 feet from where you hang the food,
cook and eat. Toiletries such as toothpaste, soap and shampoo may also attract bears, so store them
as you would food.
• Don’t sleep in the same clothes you wore while cooking and eating. Hang that clothing in plastic bags
away from camp.
• At campsites without bear-proof garbage cans, treat garbage and leftovers the same as food. When
leaving camp, pack out all food scraps. Place food and garbage in tightly sealed plastic bags. Double-
bag everything to prevent the ...

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