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May is Lyme disease awareness month

Terry Reynolds of Jackson wishes now he had never accepted an invitation from a business partner to chase turkeys in Wisconsin, but he wanted a shot at a Merriam gobbler.

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May 01 at 8:00 pm
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10-day recreational snapper season announced

Today’s official announcement of a 10-day recreational red snapper season starting June 1 was met with the expected aggravation by Mississippi’s coastal fishermen, and then some.

“Ten days of red snapper fishing is an insult to recreational anglers and should be an embarrassment to the federal government,” said Johnny Marquez, executive director of Mississippi’s Coastal Conservation Association.

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May 01 at 5:15 pm
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Hunter gets her limb-hanger

Jenifer Flanagan was brimming with anticipation as she waited expectantly for a gobble in the quiet pre-dawn darkness at her hunting camp near Topton in Lauderdale County. 

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May 01 at 7:30 am
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In most situations, go with bright jigs

Jerry Gross of Meatgetter Jigs of Rison, Ark., is one crappie fishing fool — and, I mean that in a good way. 

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April 30 at 8:00 pm
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Lamar Bruce opens for kids Saturday

Mississippi fishermen will soon welcome back an old friend, and getting reacquainting will be fun.

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April 30 at 8:00 am
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Top chinquapin baits

Aggressive and gluttonous as any schooling fish, chinquapin are hardly picky. Nevertheless, catering to their tastes and preferences will earn you more love.

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April 29 at 8:00 pm
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April puts cobia on the bars

Capt. Robert Earl McDaniel was doing the cobia two-step, a ritual similar to that of a rain dance, on the back deck of his boat that was anchored in 8 feet of water about 10 miles south of Mississippi’s Gulf Coast.

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April 29 at 12:00 pm
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Ground mullet, flounder should be on the menu

Biloxi’s Rob Thomas is a near-shore fanatic who will wade fish but usually stays in his 18-foot skiff or his 12-foot kayak.

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April 29 at 8:00 am
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Latest ‘big cat’ track ID’d as canine

Another possible story of a track of a really large cat —presumably a cougar or a panther — in Mississippi was quickly debunked Monday, thanks to a meeting that included many wildlife biologists in one setting.

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April 28 at 8:00 pm
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Best tactics for bedding chinquapin

When chinquapin move in shallow to spawn, the ensuing game of tempting and taunting them to bite can become much like bed fishing for largemouth bass.

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April 28 at 12:00 pm
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Don’t give up on gobblers

Too many hunters quit long before May 1’s official closing of Mississippi’s spring season, which is a mistake others say since some of the best hunting is in the final two weeks.

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April 23 at 3:00 pm
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Coast man loses leg to flesh-eating Vibrio

It’s only April, but already Mississippi has reported its first case of the deadly infection of vibrio vulnificus, often referred to as flesh eating bacteria, suffered by a fisherman from Ocean Springs.

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April 23 at 10:00 am
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Lights for every fishing need

Fishing almost mandates early starts. And who hasn’t sat at the dock working on tackle while waiting for the sun to finally peak over the horizon?

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April 23 at 7:00 am
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Two saltwater records certified

Mississippi’s Commission on Marine Resources certified two state record saltwater fish and swore in a new member at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday in Biloxi.

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April 22 at 8:00 pm
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Swim a jig for extra bites

Jigs are regularly tied on by bass fishermen year round, but they are especially important tools during the spring. Hopped and crawled along the bottom, they imitate the movements of a crawfish, a favorite food of largemouths, smallmouths and spotted bass.

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April 22 at 7:00 am
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Call less, kill more gobblers

If Marshall Collette of Greensboro strung together all the beards from the turkeys he’s killed or called in for other hunters on a piece of rawhide, you could probably use it to measure for first downs in a football game.

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April 21 at 12:00 pm
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