• Mississippi Hunting

    Find food, place stand

    Before bucks take a serious interest in does for breeding purposes, food sources are one of, if not the most important factor, in deciding where to place your deer stand. Even when the rut comes in, does will still primarily focus on food while bucks shift their focus to the females. 

    September 15 at 7:00am

    Here’s what’s new for deer in 2017-18

    According to MDWFP deer program coordinator William McKinley, the agency conducted a statewide hunter opinion survey via e-mail in April 2017. Hunters were asked numerous questions about topics including deer populations, hunting methods and season structure.

    September 15 at 7:00am

    Tracking the rut

    No matter the deer population or the ratio of does-to-bucks, there “will be a rut,” said William McKinley, the deer program coordinator for the MDWFP. It is a staggered start, varying region by region and even property by property.

    September 15 at 7:00am

    Cover

    Deer season arrives in Mississippi this month. Learn what your chances are around the state, and which public lands are tops.Photo by Rick Small.

    September 01 at 7:00am

    High-tech hog whacking

    New-school hog hunting

    September 01 at 7:00am

    Mississippi Delta dove-tactics

    For generations upon generations as far back as the locals in little towns across the Deep South can remember, there has been a long-standing tradition of Labor Day weekend dove hunting. 

    September 01 at 7:00am

    Don’t let procrastination ruin deer season

    Outdoorsmen are not necessarily procrastinators by nature, and the main reason so many deer hunters find themselves behind when it comes to preparing for the coming deer season is that they’ve been busy. 

    September 01 at 7:00am

    2017 WMA Regional Forecast

    Josh Clark spotted the massive buck working his way toward his stand, and, more importantly, toward the business end of his cocked-and-ready .35 Whelen rifle.

    September 01 at 7:00am

    2017-18 deer season forecast: After poor season, it looks good

    Mississippi is a deer-rich state. In spite of recent bag limit and regulatory changes hunters still have a long season and opportunities to harvest deer that are the envy of many hunters across the nation. A story on the new regulations can be found with this article.

    September 01 at 7:00am

    Keys to bow stand selection

    Archery season is fast approaching and hopefully, most bowhunters have their archery equipment set up and dialed in. But what about the tree stands they will hunt from? 

    September 01 at 7:00am

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