• October 2014 - Volume 17, Number 3


    Find where bucks prefer to spend their down time, and the odds of connecting move solidly in your favor.

    Editor’s note: Tommy Kirkland has spent years observing deer behavior as a photographer. This story shares some of the knowledge he has gained in the field. This story was written with Marie Kirkland.

    Here are tips to help ensure you set up your stand in the best spot for opening day.

    How often have you heard a deer hunter say: “So many choices, so little time?” 

    This expert hunter shares how to take advantage of the statewide Oct. 1 squirrel opener.

    Many squirrel hunters in Central and South Mississippi are taking a “ho-hum” approach to a major change that opens their seasons two and four weeks earlier, respectively.

    On waterway’s upper end, there’s lots of cats to be caught.

    (Editor’s Note: The 10th stop on our year-long Catfish Hotspots tour takes us back to the Tenn-Tom Waterway, on the upper end between Pickwick and Bay Springs lakes, with the King of Catfishing — Phil King).

    Over the last 20 years, national catfishing tournaments have slowly but surely made their way forward into the limelight of the mainstream outdoors. Less about flair and showmanship than the big bass trails, catfish anglers are a breed apart. 

    Following his dedicated regimen, focusing on the details, will make you a better hunter.

    The charismatic, legend baseball pitcher Dizzy Dean may have explained personal achievement best: “It ain’t braggin’ if you can do it.” 

    After months of agony, the season is finally here. Learn all you need to know to connect with a deer this fall.