• Barnett Reservoir draw hunt pays off big for Flowood hunter.


    November: It’s special

    November means one thing to most bowhunters: It’s time to hunt white-tailed deer.

    As the most widely distributed and accessible big game animal in North America, they are hunted more than any other species. Most bowhunters cut their teeth hunting whitetails, and there is no time better and more fun to hunt them than during the rut.

    November 28 at 9:00am

    Stanley’s Poppn’ Toad

    Stanley’s Poppn’ Toad, a hollow body soft-plastic frog with a pronounced cup in the nose, is going places.

    November 24 at 9:00am

    16-point doe killed near Liberty

    Louisiana hunter Jimmy Giacone was enjoying a morning hunt at a buddy's lease near Liberty Sunday (Nov. 20) when three deer stepped out.

    "It was about 8:30, and I stood up and was getting down out of the stand when a spike, a doe and this deer stepped out," Giacone said.

    "This deer" wore a crown of calcium on its head. A huge crown.

    What Giacone  didn't know, however, was that the deer wasn't a buck.

    November 22 at 8:44am

    Emergency electronics get faster

    When Murphy’s Law suddenly sinks or disables your boat, your Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) is your no-nonsense, last-ditch rescue resource.

    November 21 at 9:00am

    Bogue Homa bass are biting

    From August through October, bass fishing at Bogue Homa slows as the water cools down.

    But November’s bass realize winter is approaching, and they need to feed heavily.

    November 14 at 9:00am

    Hunter Harvest program gets financial boost

    The Mississippi Wildlife Federation’s Hunter’s Harvest program got a big boost to start the deer season with a $5,000 donation from the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation and Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance, which hopes to help reduce deer/car collisions.

    The money will be used to pay for processing of donated venison, which is then distributed to food charities throughout Mississippi through the program.

    November 24 at 12:00pm

    Buck indicators

    In last month’s installment of Happy Trails, we began focusing on buck indicators as they would relate to positioning a web of trail cameras to most effectively identify and monitor bucks on a given hunting property.

    The initial early season indicator would be rubs and rub lines. 

    November 17 at 9:00am

    Quail, duck seasons open over holiday

    Mississippi wing-shooters have plenty to be thankful about this long holiday weekend, with two hunting seasons set to open statewide: quail on Thursday (Nov. 24) and ducks on Friday (Nov. 25).

    Quail opportunities are limited, but those who have them usually make it part of their celebration.

    November 23 at 1:52pm

    MDWFP makes cases for illegal cervid importation

    Mississippi conservation officers last week made nine cases of illegal importation of cervid carcasses, enforcing a new regulation passed in May aimed at protecting the state’s deer herd from chronic wasting disease.

    The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks said the cases were made after calls from concerned citizens and through cooperation with other state and federal agencies.

    November 23 at 9:59am

    The fake rubbing tree experiment

    I have to fess up that using a fake rubbing tree as a tactic to bring in a big buck was not our original idea, having borrowed the concept.

    December 15, 2015 at 7:00am

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