OK, I confess. I was napping a little. Well, I was napping a lot. Yeah, I was asleep, but I was safely strapped into a 16-foot-tall ladder stand overlooking a harvested corn field with plenty of remaining cob litter as well as a green plot of ryegrass, wheat and kale.
For three weeks last winter, crappie fishing veteran Morris King trailered his boat down to Tommys Trading Post on Highway 43 only to stare longingly at the white-capping water out on Ross Barnett Reservoir.
As winter approaches the Magnolia State, weather conditions usually turn nasty. Duck hunters love late winter because its typically when we get the coldest weather and plenty of water. Deer hunters like it cold, too, because the deer move more in search of food.
If you're a deer hunter you wait all year for this. Read this issue to make sure you make the most of your time afield during the 2009-10 rut.