• February 2008 - Volume 10, Number 7

    Features

    Here’s where you’ll find white perch right now while they’re on the verge of spawning.

    The day was one of those where winter hadn’t fully relinquished its grip and spring hadn’t completely taken over.

    Mississippi’s woods are full of bobcats and coyotes, and these animals can wreak havoc on game populations. Here’s how to thin them out — and have a great time in the process.

    The month of February is a wind-down time for most hunters. Small-game seasons, like squirrel, rabbit and quail are open through the end of the month, but there isn’t much else to do for the big-game hunter.

    The cry of a dog at the base of a tree is like music to the ears of these squirrel hunters.

    Bennie Splain and Mark Kennedy paused at the edge of the woods to wait on the young hunters to catch up before releasing their dogs on the Anevay Farm near Vicksburg.

    Want to catch a trophy bass this year? Then point your bow toward one of these three lunker lakes.

    Has the time come in your bass-fishing life that you are ready to catch the one trophy fish to mount or have a replica mount made? Is there a space on your den wall that you are saving for the bass of a lifetime to fill so that it will remind you visually of that day when the hook held and the line didn’t break?

    These three lakes offer unrivaled crappie fishing that will brighten the sometimes dreary month of February.

    O.K., it’s February and nobody in their right mind would talk crappie fishing now.

    Shelby Tate, 11, poses with the new state-record non-typical buck, which he shot in December in Adams County