• October 2013 - Volume 16, Number 3

    Features

    Learn from these successful bowhunters to up your odds of sticking a deer this month.

    Archery season in most of Mississippi opens Oct. 1. For deer hunters, it is a special time, as it begins the four-month deer season.

    Fall bass feeding creates backwater bonanza, and this angler has some techniques for maximizing those opportunities

    It’s as predictable as sunrise, as traditional as college football. It’s the concentrated bass action that occurs each fall in creeks and backwaters throughout Mississippi.

    The scenic Chunky River is one of the last undammed waterways in the country, and it’s packed with fish just waiting to be caught. Here’s how to get in on the action.

    The Chunky River is a quiet anglers dream. Slow enough to allow plenty of fishing time, fast enough to make the ride interesting and diversified enough to make the trip well worth an angler’s time.

    If you’re looking for some of the hottest fishing action in the state, head over to Lake Ferguson and target the multitudes of white bass schooling up in the lake this month.

    Matthew Bates put the hammer down on the gas, and his boat popped up on plane and we were cruising up lake past the casino in search of an action-packed day at school.

    Top bass anglers will pack onto Ross Barnett Reservoir this month, looking to nab an invitation to the 2014 Bassmaster Classic. Here’s how that win can happen.

    When the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society announced a year ago that it would be returning to Ross Barnett Reservoir near Jackson for the 10th time, the biggest news was that the Bassmaster Central Open event would be in October.

    As the water levels begin to recede at Arkabutla this fall, look for crappie to be on the move. Here are some tips on intercepting them.

    Mother Nature can be a fickle mistress. One summer you get no love from the clouds, and the next year they won’t stop pouring rain.

    • The pig should be hung from a hind leg and thoroughly hosed with lots of fresh water.

    Killing a mature buck with a bow is the ultimate challenge in deer hunting. Here are some thoughts from a hunter who knows how to make every shot count.

    Many deer hunters who use a bow consistently talk about the added challenge of using archery equipment for tagging trophy bucks. What a gross understatement that turns out to be.

    Look back at the state-record archery buck, and learn how to stick a deer of your own.