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Hunter’s death puts focus on safety

Mississippi’s first fatality of the 2014-15 hunting season serves as a perfect reminder of what can happen when people disregard two basic rules of hunter safety:

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Yesterday at 12:00 pm
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7 steps to clean a squirrel

I grew up squirrel hunting, but one thing I didn’t learn was a way to clean squirrels that didn’t end with picking hair off the carcasses.

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December 18 at 8:00 am
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Hinds County hunter downs monster buck

When Hinds County resident Jody Sistrunk arrived home from his hunting lease one particular early September evening back in 2013, he sat down at his desk intending to download and quickly review his latest pile of pre-season trail camera photos.

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December 17 at 6:00 pm
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Bosarge gets second saltwater record

Brandon Bosarge of Gautier now has his named on two species in the list of Mississippi’s saltwater fishing records.

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December 17 at 12:00 pm
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Top 6 squirrel-hunting tips

Keith LaCaze is a lifelong hunter, and he chases pretty much everything that lives in the wild. Deer, hogs, rabbits, squirrels and wood ducks — they’re all on his hit list.

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December 17 at 8:00 am
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Hunter goes extra mile to get WMA giant

Nash Stanford knows the secret to success when hunting deer on public lands, like the massive Upper Sardis Wildlife Management Area in Lafayette County.

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December 16 at 7:00 pm
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5 spots to fish in December

With so much attention paid to hunting season, it’s easy to overlook what is one of the best fishing periods of the year. Remember that it was in December — Dec. 31, 1992, to be exact — when the state record for largemouth bass was set at 18.15 pounds by Anthony Denny at Natchez State Park.

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December 16 at 12:00 pm
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Get all knotted up - with the crossover uni knot

Today’s popularity of braid has resulted spinning reels designed to be have braid spooled up with no backing. The crossover uni knot is designed for this usage.

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December 16 at 8:00 am
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Hunters get immediate blame for injured eagle

It was easy to do, jumping to the conclusion that an unethical hunter had shot and injured a bald eagle, leaving it in such a poor, bloody condition that it couldn’t — or wouldn’t — fly.

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December 15 at 8:00 pm
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VIDEO: Angler tries to remove hook from his lip

I've had a treble hook jammed into my jawline, so when I heard that fellow Louisiana Publishing employee Jay Forest had speared himself in the top lip with a jig hook I had to shiver a bit.

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December 15 at 12:00 pm
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Duck cam gives live look at Delta waterfowl

Duck hunters wanting to track the continual arrival of migrating waterfowl have a new toy, courtesy the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

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December 15 at 7:30 am
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Outdoor news update

Jerry Clower, the Mouth of Mississippi, is for sure smiling down on one of his favorite fishing holes.

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December 12 at 3:00 pm
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Cause of bald eagle’s injury unknown

Veterinarians treating a bald eagle found Sunday by hunters in Rankin County near Barnett Reservoir are “encouraged” by its recovery, but still do not know what led to the raptor’s dire condition.

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December 12 at 10:00 am
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Claiborne County gives up 200-inch trophy buck

There’s an old saying that lightning never strikes twice in the same place. But for Lloyd Dempster, an amateur bodybuilder from Zachary, La., that saying could not be any further from the truth.

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December 11 at 3:30 pm
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Free iPhone ‘Deer Hunt’ app fun, informative

Mundane hunting camp rituals could become a lot easier if a new iPhone app from Mississippi State University’s Deer Lab delivers what its designers hope it can.

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December 11 at 10:00 am
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Stuff a holiday pepper

This is one of my favorite recipes. It is very simple and contains two of my favorite foods: spicy game sausage and jalapeno peppers. It’s pretty healthy, too, as the primary ingredient is lean game. 

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December 10 at 12:00 pm
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