Off in the darkness of night, the Jitterbug eerily sputtered across the surface of the water, giving the angler only an educated guess as to how it looked as it lightly splashed water along its zig-zag route.
Editor’s Note: Stop No. 8 on writer Phillip Gentry’s year-long, statewide tour of Mississippi’s top public lakes takes us near Crystal Springs, where there’s 500 acres of Florida largemouths, plus crappie, bream and catfish.
Most anglers have hung it up by the time August rolls into Mississippi. Water and air temperatures are at their highest of the year and on days with no breeze, even sitting on the water can feel like sitting in an oven.
Whatever you want to make of the crossbow trend, it is growing fast.
Reminds me of a decade ago when it seemed all of sudden that women were taking up deer hunting for the first time, and I noticed a definite increase in the numbers of young ladies attending hunter education classes I was teaching.
Despite the seriousness and spread of CWD, there remains one fatal disease that continues to wallop whitetails along with affecting the men and women who hunt them. Though it is predominantly an issue in the South, it can loom North — devastating herds of whitetails...
It’s late summer and, with bridled excitement, you continue to check the food plots and trail cams — monitoring a bachelor group of velvet antlered bucks.