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Micro plots have a niche

In an attempt to be sneaky at my deer camp, last year I decided to put up a couple of hidden stands and I bought two Millennium T-100 lightweight tripods. While only 10 feet high from the seat position they are remarkably easy to hide along woodland edges.

I posted one stand on a dead end ATV trail on the north end of the property between two thickets of timber. On one side was a cutover, thick as bear hide but an ideal hideout for bucks. On the other side was a dense stand of mixed hard and soft woods that led to a swamp. The area had always been a travel corridor.

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September 18 at 8:00 am
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Ultimate Outdoors Expo this weekend

If there is one major thing that most outdoors shows, which promote hunting or fishing equipment, share in common, oddly enough, it is the indoors. 

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September 17 at 7:30 am
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Know when to be in the woods this deer season

The rut drives wary bucks out of hiding, providing hunters with the best opportunity of the season to catch mature deer roaming about during shooting hours.

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September 16 at 8:00 am
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Rattlesnake bite hospitalizes Claiborne County hunter during work day

Dana Sanders grew up in Vicksburg, and his family still has a farm just to the south in Claiborne County. And, these days he’s lucky enough to spend most of his time in the outdoors as part of his job as a wetlands consultant along the coast.

So Sanders knows to be careful when in snake territory. But he learned Saturday, when he was bitten on the leg by a mature timber rattlesnake, that one careless moment can have painful consequences.

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September 15 at 10:59 am
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September’s Top 5 fishing trips

Looking for a place to fish this month? Try one of these:

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September 15 at 8:00 am
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Rez stripers starting to heat up

It really wasn’t fair last year, since so many bass fishermen were on Barnett Reservoir in September and then October, pre-fishing for the B.A.S.S. Central Open that was held on the lake.

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September 14 at 9:00 am
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Itty-bitty blades find big ol’ fall bass

The cold chill from the early morning boat ride was still numbing the bones when the small white-skirted spinnerbait made its first splash of the day.

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September 12 at 12:00 pm
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Sight-fishing for tripletail

"There he is!," the three of us shouted out in unison as we cruised by what looked like a grey garbage can lid floating behind the crab pot.

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September 11 at 12:00 pm
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Former skeet champ Satterwhite has no Moscow boycott regrets

Editor's Note: This story by Bobby Cleveland was among the first he wrote for Mississippi Sportsman and Ms-sportsman.com, and it features Olympic medalist John Satterwhite, perhaps the most famous competitive shooter in Mississippi's history. Satterwhite died Aug. 22, 2014 at the age of 71 from complications related to a stroke suffered earlier in the year.

A former skeet bronze medalist, Mississippi native John Satterwhite wasn’t surprised at team USA’s early shooting successes at the London Summer Olympics. He feels his country should dominate the shooting sports, and could always have enjoyed golden moments like those produced by Kimberly Rhodes (women’s skeet) and Vincent Hancock (men’s skeet) in these Games.

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September 11 at 9:00 am
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Busy weekend ahead

Now that Mississippians have stocked up courtesy of the first Second Amendment Holiday, or tax-free weekend on hunting equipment, they will quickly get the opportunity to use it.

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September 10 at 12:00 pm
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Elite Series goes nationwide in 2015

Think bass fishin’ is a sport for Bubba and the boys?

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September 09 at 12:30 pm
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Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

Editor's Note: This recipe is courtesy of Patricia Smith. Her husband Steve is a full-time charter fishing guide.

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September 08 at 12:00 pm
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Bowfin: An ancient fish with an attitude

Grinnel, mudfish, dogfish, beaverfish, blackfish, cottonfish, cypress trout, lawyer, choupique, scaled ling, marshfish, speckled cat — just some of the local names for a fish whose official common name is bowfin.

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September 05 at 12:00 pm
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Public-arena dove hunts

At one time, dove hunting was a really big thing in Mississippi. This was especially the case up in the Delta region of the state on big farming operations.

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September 04 at 12:30 pm
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No sales tax on hunting equipment this weekend

Sportsmen get a sales tax break during the first “Mississippi Second Amendment Weekend” that starts Friday statewide.

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September 03 at 12:00 pm
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Gator record now at 792 pounds

Give Scott Berry credit for his gator hunting skills; just don’t make it official credit.

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September 02 at 12:00 pm
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