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.
Depending on where you are Mississippi, bow season for whitetail deer is either open — after Sept. 30 in the Delta, North East, East Central, or South West Zones — or coming soon, on Oct. 14 in the Southeast Zone.
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.
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.