Thursday, June 19, 2014

Franklin County Public Library Receives Special Recognition

Franklin County Public Library received special recognition from the U.S. Forest Service for helping hunters obtain permits to hunt with dogs on the Homochitto National Forest. For many years, landowners and leaseholders near the Homochitto National Forest have suffered having dogs turned out on private land from non-local deer hunters. Starting in the 2011 hunting season, the Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and U.S Forest Service passed a permit system for dog-deer hunters. The online permit system runs from November 1 through January 31 and requires that all dog hunting groups or individuals hunting with dogs obtain a permit to hunt any animal or to train dogs on areas open to hunting on Homochitto National Forest. Many hunters who needed the permit would come by the Library for assistance. It is just one of many services that the Library provides to the residents of Franklin County.

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