• October 2017 - Volume 19, Number 10

    Features

    Archery hunting is one option for public-land hunters with antleress harvests banned during gun season. Getting the most out of the rut is another. Here’s how to take advantage:

    Deer hunters whose hunting is restricted to public lands have been dealt a bad hand for the 2017-18 season, as far as killing does to stock the freezer with venison or sausage is concerned.

    Olive Branch, Miss., family proves that hard work pays off, and their tactics can make you a better bowhunter.

    Soon after Lakeisha Woodard spotted a group of does coming toward her stand on a hunt last year, things got crazy.

    Learning your way around Mississippi’s forests is a key to taking more bushytails

    Ask any Mississippian about his or her family tree, and it’s likely you’ll hear about a great hunter that stands out on one of the many limbs, like a fox squirrel’s red tail blowing on a cool fall morning.

    At Waldo’s, listening to experts can make you a better bowhunter

    In Columbia, Waldo’s Sports Center is where a lot of south Mississippi hunters get ready for the season.

    As shad make their way farther into creeks and coves, you can bet crappie will be right behind them. Here’s what you need to know to load up on some slabs this fall.

    Summer’s swelter is on the way out and fall’s advancing coolness will soon tickle the backs of our necks and push crappie toward their fourth-quarter patterns. Main lake targets will continue to produce for a few more weeks, but Wally “Mr. Crappie” Marshall says the sooner you head to inside waters the better.

    Locating the travel lanes bass use each fall isn’t quite as simple as it sounds. But if you can figure out where they’re moving and gathering, you’re in business.

    It’s possibly the most oversimplified stage of a bass’ annual schedule, but get to know the fall feeding migrations and you’ll see there’s actually a considerable amount of strategy required to achieve consistency. For, while we tend to describe this season as a mass movement of bass to their pre-winter gorging, it’s not just a random rush to the buffet line.

    Deer hunting gets going this month across Mississippi, with hunters facing restrictions on taking antlerless deer and still expecting a great season.