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Bob’s naan venison casserole

I don’t know where Bob Sysmakowski came up with the idea for this recipe, but it is a pleasant change from many of the things I do with ground venison. This combines ingredients that aren’t often used in a venison recipe, and it works. This has a nice, pleasant taste, with just an ever-so-slight garlic hint around the edges. I believe if you make it once, you’ll make it again. 

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March 27 at 12:00 pm
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Young hunter gets 4-bearded Mississippi gobbler

Opening morning of the youth turkey season turned into a numbers game for 12-year-old Gage McTaggart, who was hunting with his dad Todd and caller Brett Thompson at Homochitto National Forest in Southwest Mississippi.

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March 26 at 12:00 pm
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The key to big Mississippi bass

It’s no secret to most Magnolia State anglers that Southwest Mississippi offers their best bet for catching lunker largemouths. The numbers of monster bass that are pulled each year from the scenic waters of Calling Panther Lake, Lake Okhissa and Natchez State Park Lake are legendary.Read More...
March 25 at 6:00 am
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License shortfall explained

Looking over the license report from last Wednesday’s meeting of the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks in Jackson, a red flag was spotted immediately.

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March 23 at 9:30 am
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Try Capt. Mike Gallo's drop-shot rig for more springtime specks

When he wants to get the drop on speckled trout, more often than not Capt. Mike Gallo goes with one of his old favorites — the drop-shot rig.

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March 22 at 7:00 am
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The key to beating a neap tide

A neap tide is one that occurs when the difference between high and low tide is least. It comes twice a month in the first and third quarters of the moon. The problem with a neap tide … is that it can totally shut the trout bite down.

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March 21 at 7:00 am
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Go old-school for shallow crappie

Melvin Cummings was an expert crappie fishermen 20 years before the words “spider rigging” ever became popular among the crowd that targets slabs — and even though he understands that the concept of multiple-pole trolling is tremendously effective, there’s at least one time of year when he isn’t going to put his single rod down for any reason.

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March 20 at 12:00 pm
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Spring panfish ritual

For 25 years, it has been a spring ritual for one of my favorite fishing partners, Li’l Joe, and me. Sure, we may get together a few times earlier in the year and try to catch a hybrid or two, or maybe a bass and a crappie. 

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March 20 at 8:00 am
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Gator season to undergo major change

Mississippi’s alligator hunting season and permit process will undergo its biggest change in its 10-year history, under a plan approved Wednesday by the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

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March 19 at 9:00 am
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VID: German marksman stacking up running hogs

Hogs are the scrouge of the South nowadays, with swine spreading into every area and generally causing mayhem. They tear up feeders, root up trails and create nasty wallows in bottoms — competing with the deer we all want to hunt.

What we need, according to the attached video, is German hunter Franz-Albrecht Oettingin to make a round through the state and put the smackdown on problem populations.

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March 19 at 7:00 am
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Lipless crankbaits key to more March bass

Lipless baits and crankbaits like the Shad Rap have been favorite early spring baits among bass fishermen for years because they consistently produce fish.

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March 19 at 7:00 am
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7 tips for killing public gobblers

Shane Johnson dreams of having a nice, turkey-filled private lease. But he’s never had that privilege, so he’s fought the public-land battle for years.

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March 18 at 7:00 am
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Brainard’s boat dock pattern nearly wins

When Jay Brainard figures his expenses for fishing the Bassmaster Central Open on Barnett Reservoir, boat gas won’t be a very big factor for the second place finisher.

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March 17 at 12:00 pm
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Spring boat checkup

If you’re one of those die-hard hunters, it’s a pretty good bet that your boat has been sitting up since you parked it in the garage back in October.

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March 17 at 7:00 am
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Knot of the month: Blood knot

Every angler faces the dilemma of how to tie two lines together. Oftentimes a swivel is chosen, but when you need a streamlined connection that will go through rod eyes, swivels aren’t the answer.

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March 16 at 7:00 am
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March = pre-spawn crappie

In most of Mississippi, the peak of the crappie spawn, that magical time of spring when the popular fish move shallow and are vulnerable, happens in April, but veteran crappie fishermen love March just as much.

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March 15 at 12:00 pm
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