Dr. Sam Polles

Protecting Mississippi’s Fish, Wildlife and Habitats through Conservation and Education

By Angela Rogalski & Photography by Greg Campbell and courtesy of Sam Polles

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks is a state agency charged with the responsibility of    conserving Mississippi’    s abundant natural resources and providing quality outdoor recreational opportunities for the sporting public. In addition, the agency also provides extensive educational programs throughout the State, as well as a wide range of law enforcement functions to ensure compliance and public safety.   Dr. Sam G. Polles is Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. He and his wife, Mary Margaret Humber Polles, have been married for 48 years