Serving patrons in three Southwest Mississippi counties and a member of the Longleaf Library Consortium.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Franklin County Public Library Receives Special Recognition
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.