• September 2010 - Volume 13, Number 2

    Features

    Area biologists tell you what’s hot and what’s not as we move closer and closer to the start of hunting seasons.

    Hunters hitting Mississippi’s system of wildlife management areas will, for the first time, be able to use crossbows this year, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks has announced.

    Bass in this southern Mississippi lake are always intrigued by unusual techniques, particularly topwater baits in the midday hours.

    Shortly after arriving at Turkey Fork Lake, University of Southern Mississippi bass team member Daniel Roberts stepped on deck, put the trolling motor down and began casting near a patch of grass.

    Want to try late-summer crappie fishing on this North Mississippi fishery? It’s better to forget the rulebook and go catch fish.

    When it comes to establishing a pattern on any of Mississippi’s well-known slab-crappie fisheries, Arkabutla is one lake that refuses to play by the rules. By the late summer, water temperatures can be at their highest of the year.

    For waterfowlers, the season begins this month with the arrival of flight after flight of bluewing teal.

    What game animal has the ability to move like a honey bee, travels thousands of miles across several nations twice a year, weighs less than a pound and tastes like steak?

    Dove season opens this month. Use these techniques to stuff your limit into your game bag in no time.

    Streaking down out of the sky like the legendary Flying Tiger fighter pilots of World War II, the doves rolled, darted, pitched and turned to avoid the lead in the sky, seeking the sunflower seeds scattered over the ground.

    Don't even think about stepping foot on public land this year without reading our annual WMA Forecast.