- Associated Press - Thursday, April 14, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Heavy rainfall last month and more in April has resulted in extraordinarily high water levels and backwater flooding in the Mississippi south Delta.

As a result, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks has decided to close turkey season - including any permit-only turkey hunts - on Lake George, Sunflower and Twin Oaks Wildlife Management Areas for the rest of the season.

The executive order authorizing the closures was signed Tuesday.

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