• September 2007 - Volume 10, Number 2

    Features

    Fortunate hunters spend autumn days in these perennial hotspots, but those in other parts of the state can take steps to duplicate their success.

    Larry Reece scanned spacious openings from his elevated stand one day during the 2001 Mississippi Primitive Arms deer season. His Knight muzzleloader was at ready as he spotted a big buck 150 yards distant. He made some grunts on his Hunters’ Specialty grunt tube.

    Fish this marsh area once, and you’ll wonder why it took you so long.

    There are numerous things in life that many people simply take for granted, or for some reason never take the time to fully explore or delve into. One of those treasures is Isle au Pitre and its accompanying marsh wonderland that sprawls southwesterly in a seemingly endless waterlogged prairie throughout Louisiana’s territories.

    Lauderdale County bowhunter Adam Stewart downed the buck of a lifetime with a recurve he made himself.

    Adam Stewart scoured the surrounding woods in search of a deer, and marveled at the splendor of it all.

    How do you narrow down the best places to hunt in a state with more than two million acres of public land? We’ve done the hard work for you.

    Mississippi may have too many public land locations for hunting white-tailed bucks. Bet you never heard that statement made before. And you’re probably thinking where in the world did this guy come up with that one?

    In September, some of the state’s best bass action is in these two rivers.

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Bill Martin of Holly Springs, a tournament bass angler who fishes the ABA Grand Slam Pro Series, goes fishing every chance he gets. We asked Martin to name his two best places to catch Mississippi bass in September.

    Shotgun-toting hunters will take to fields all across the Magnolia State this month. You can be one of those who returns home with a limit.

    In Mississippi, we celebrate September and the onset of the harvest season in a special way — action-packed dove shoots. Forget about Labor Day or weekend football games. Fall officially begins in the Magnolia State with the opening of dove season.

    In which countries do you have the best chance of bagging the buck of your dreams? We tell you in this issue.