• September 2008 - Volume 11, Number 2


    When it comes to Mississippi’s favorite game species, some WMAs will really shine this year and others will leave a little to be desired.

    No hunting season can be looked at in isolation, since game-animal health this fall depends on what happened last season.

    A float trip down the Black Creek is like a voyage back in time, when rivers ran wild and fish practically jumped in the boat.

    Flowing through the heart of the Desoto National Forest, there is an often overlooked waterway that provides a challenging yet rewarding fishing adventure for anyone looking for something unique.

    It’s not worms but teal and geese that waterfowlers get by going afield this month.

    September in Mississippi is a wonderful time that signals the start of the fall hunting seasons. Magnolia hunters take to the fields in droves for the mouth-watering morsels we call mourning doves, but they aren’t the only feathery foods we can hunt in September.

    Save gas by hunting these public areas that are very close to where you live.

    Hunting is a time-intensive activity. Unfortunately in this fast paced whirlwind world, time is a prized commodity. We all have so many obligations with church, family, work, civic duties and everything else it is increasingly difficult to squeeze in just one day of hunting every so often.

    When late summer rolls around, Moon Lake in the Delta heats up with slabs holding around standing structure and out in the deepest part of the lake.

    Many Mississippians have discovered the pleasures of retirement near the water. Typically, all that’s required is a body of water with available land so that residents can enjoy their new surroundings.

    Cory Vignes is one hunter who can't wait for the 2008 deer season to open.