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Hunter arrows record book, 7-bearded gobbler

Lee Blackmon from York, S.C., took a day off work to go turkey hunting on April 14, and killed the gobbler of a lifetime that is headed for the NWTF record books. His 7-bearded, 20.4-pound bird scored 168.4 (atypical) by two NWTF scorers. And he killed it with a bow and arrow.

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May 02 at 7:00 pm
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D.O.A. Shrimp deserves its popularity

I’ve learned some great tips and tactics writing this column. I’ve also learned you can’t be thin-skinned when you put your work out there for other folks to read.

You see, everyone has his own opinion about things and everyone is a critic. Heck, my own mother-in-law got in on the game while reading one of my columns, pointed out that I’m not supposed to end a sentence with a preposition.

I told her, “Well, it’s never mattered before.”

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May 02 at 9:30 am
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Changes proposed for Lake Washington crappie

A new minimum length limit on crappie and a stricter rule on fishing with yo-yos have been proposed for Lake Washington, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks announced Friday.

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April 29 at 12:30 pm
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Federals set 9-day red snapper season

Red snapper fishermen will get nine days and just one weekend to fish in the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the shortest season ever set by federal officials who manage the fishery.

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April 28 at 3:00 pm
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Trio faces charges for importing deer

Two men from Mississippi and another from Texas face charges related to the illegal importation of live white-tailed deer into Mississippi, U.S. Attorney Gregory Davis announced Tuesday.

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April 28 at 10:30 am
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Catfish Hotspot Series: Fishing locations for Missississippi River blue catfish

Editor’s Note: The fifth stop on our year-long Catfish Hotspots tour takes us to the central part of the state’s western border, a section of the Mississippi River that guide Bob Crosby compares to deer hunting in Kansas — be prepared to see some monsters.

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April 27 at 10:30 am
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Limits proposed for Lake Tangipahoa

With the long-awaited reopening of Lake Tangipahoa at Percy Quin State Park scheduled for September, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks last week proposed limits designed to restore the great fishery.

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April 26 at 7:00 am
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Lure Review: Monster Reel'N'Shad a huge fish-catcher

Make no mistake about it, the Monster Reel’N’Shad is a monstrous swim bait — one Mann’s Bait Co. proudly introduced to the market in January.

The latest in the artificial lure manufacturer’s Reel’N’Shad series provides just more than 9 inches of pulsating, swimming action from a durable soft plastic that doesn’t have a paddletail or extra hardware to make it swim realistically.

Its patent-pending design is unique and triggers bites from bass, redfish, stripers, lemonfish and even tarpon.

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April 25 at 12:00 pm
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Commission proposes migratory bird seasons

Thanks to a change in the process the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service uses in establishing migratory bird seasons, Mississippi officials were able to propose the 2016-17 dove and waterfowl seasons at last Wednesday’s meeting of the Wildlife, Fisheries and Park Commission.

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April 25 at 9:30 am
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14-inch minimum proposed for Barnett bass

Fishermen on Barnett Reservoir soon won’t be able to keep any largemouth or Kentucky spotted bass less than 14 inches in length, under a plan approved Wednesday by the Mississippi Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

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April 21 at 6:00 pm
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Commission takes no license action

Mississippi’s Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks did not take any action Wednesday to increase non-resident hunting and fishing licenses, but sportsmen from other states can expect to see one soon.

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April 21 at 11:30 am
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Kayak bass angler allegedly caught cheating in multiple tournaments

The world of kayak bass fishing tournaments was rocked this week when tournament directors and organizers for two major tournament trails – Kayak Bass Fishing and Kayak Bass Series — revealed one of its competitors had been identified as submitting falsified photograph entries during a tournament.

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April 21 at 9:15 am
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Put your hitch ball on TV with new iBall camera

When hooking up to your boat trailer, how many times do you have to get out of your tow vehicle and walk back to check on the stormy relationship between its hitch ball and the trailer’s coupler?

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April 20 at 10:00 am
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Mississippi is No. 1 state for whitetail deer hunting

Well, finally we have some very good — if not totally surprising — news about Mississippi being anointed as No. 1.

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April 19 at 9:30 am
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Pickwick Lake bass fishing turns on in this month

You must understand water levels and temperatures to find and catch April pre-spawn and post-spawn bass at Pickwick Lake.

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April 18 at 9:30 am
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Governor signs bill to increase hunting and license fees

Now that the governor has given his approval to a bill increasing hunting and license fees, the issue is now in the hands of the Mississippi Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

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April 15 at 1:45 pm
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