Easing along the cold, still waters of Albemarle Lake, Brad Taylor kept a close watch on his sonar unit, which was searching under the water in all directions. Most of the time, Taylor would be scanning the sonar for signs of bottom structure, brushpiles, stake beds or any other bottom clutter.
As Sterling Jones worked his way across a shallow flat in Neshoba County Lake, he pitched his lure near a bush, and a lunker bass struck hard. The 6-pounder fought valiantly, but Jones was able to subdue him. After a brief photo session, Jones released the bass and continued fishing.
Bob Mayo Jr. and I were resting on our horses following a December morning deer drive in the Bienville National Forest back in the early 1960s. Mayos pack of black-and-tans had just moved some deer south. We were trying to decide which way to ride to cut them off.
I couldnt believe the size of the whitetail buck hanging in Ronnie Cuz Stricklands back room near West Point. Id known Strickland, the vice president of Mossy Oaks video and TV production, for more than 20 years, and he never had mentioned taking a buck of this size.
As the Magnolia States whitetail deer season enters the fourth quarter, many hunters are worn out and ready for a little rest. Some of us have been pursuing our hoofed quarry for the last three months, and many may be disgusted with the lack of results thus far.
Few duck hunters will argue that Mississippis alluvial valley offers the best duck hunting in the state. The heart of the Mississippi flyway, the Delta area provides the three most important things to migrating ducks: food, water and cover.
Think late-season deer are tough to kill? Well, they're actually more predictable this month, which can work in the hunter's favor.