The recently closed deer season was weird. It began with warm temperatures and few deer being killed by those stalwart bowhunters braving the mosquitoes.
As slowly as the opening of deer hunting approaches through the long, torturous summer, the season’s end comes so quickly hunters count the seconds of each passing January day in the stand.
Tick. Tick. Tick.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers created the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway — the Tenn-Tom for short — to complete a route connecting the Tennessee River to the Tombigbee River and eventually to the Gulf of Mexico.
Bruce Roberts trolled slowly with a crappie pole in each hand, searching for prespawn crappie while scanning his Humminbird down-imaging unit.
A season marked with warm weather and flooding still produced some beastly deer, including this record-book typical taken on Giles Island by Cheri Hillebrandt on Dec. 26.