• A spotty outbreak of armyworms has hit some areas pretty hard while leaving others alone.

    NEWS

    Deer season a week away

    Jerry Miller is having a hard time concentrating on his professional or personal life this week.

    September 24 at 7:00am

    Youth squirrel hunt opens Saturday

    Tim Spencer had a hard time measuring just how long he’s been waiting for Saturday (Sept. 24) to arrive.

    September 23 at 11:45am

    Heart Tail Swimbaits

    Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits keeps raising the bar higher and higher with each entry into the artificial lure manufacturing industry.

    For example, owner Gary Yamamoto is proud of the fairly new Heart Tail Swimbait.

    September 22 at 9:00am

    The next step in trolling motor evolution

    My first real bass boat was a new 1973 Raycraft Pro built in St. Augustine, Texas, right between Lake Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend Reservoir.

    Tri-hulls designed with a larger center hull and two smaller side sponsons were cutting-edge for bass boat hulls back then, and every company had its own version.

    September 19 at 9:00am

    Pre-season scouting plans

    If you are reading this, you obviously survived the long, hot summer — even though the heat and humidity will still linger into September.

    The start of the 2016 archery season is just around the corner, and then less than two months later the gun season will open and we will be preparing to carve the Thanksgiving turkey.

    September 15 at 9:00am

    Knot of the month: Loop Knot

    Many anglers have been fishing with someone, casting identical lures, with one angler catching fish and the other catching nothing.

    That result can’t always be explained just by casting to different spots.

    September 19 at 6:00am

    10 tips to tame vegetation

    Now is the time to begin thinking about trimming limbs, branches and brush that might otherwise interfere with a successful deer hunt this fall.

    Of course, there’s a right way and a wrong way to do almost anything. So follow these 10 tips for productive and prudent pruning”

    September 18 at 6:00am

    Mini windshield perfect for pop-up storms

    Space is always at a premium on a boat, so Capt. Mike Gallo came up with a novel idea that keeps him and his clients safer during unexpected storms on the water — but is small enough to hardly be noticed by anyone onboard.

    September 17 at 6:00am

    6 tips for better dove hunts

    It’s too late to get in much practice time at the range in preparation for the opening day of dove season on Sept. 3, but there are some things you can do to be ready once opening day arrives.

    September 15 at 5:30pm

    Top 3 tips to a better deer stand

    When you head to the camp, you’re not going just to enjoy the peace and quiet of the woods. Sure, that’s part of it. But what you really want is to kill a deer.

    So you spend a lot of time figuring out how deer are traveling and trying to put together the perfect ambush spot.

    September 15 at 6:00am

    Pickwick bassing

    September is a transition month for bass, with some holding in deep water and others moving up into the grass.

    Pickwick has outstanding fishing on river ledges, underwater mussel bars on the main river and good grass growth.

    September 12 at 9:00am

    Tips for buying hunting property

    Now is the optimal time to be putting the finishing touches on late-summer prep work before the deer season that’s weeks away.

    September 14 at 6:00am

    Redfish here, redfish there

    Doesn’t matter whether you like to fight the big bulls or try to catch slot redfish you can keep and eat, there’s plenty of both in September and plenty of places to find them.

    September 13 at 6:00am

    Don’t be crabby this month

    Every time I sit down to write, I look at the previous year’s column for the same month to make sure I’m not writing about the same topic using the same sources.

    I got into this habit because of something that happened at my home church, Pine Grove Baptist in Carmichael, a few years ago.

    September 08 at 9:00am

    Import restriction will cost taxidermists

    The president of the Mississippi Taxidermy Association said it’s a sure bet the state’s new regulations restricting the import of big game killed in other states will hurt the taxidermist business.

    September 09 at 4:15pm

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