• Mississippi Hunting

    If you tag a gobbler, fan him out

    A tom turkey carries with him three body parts that most hunters consider trophies in the same realm that a whitetail buck carries an 8-point rack — worth keeping around to remember him by.

    May 01 at 6:00am

    Proposed rule change would cut doe harvest

    Mississippi deer hunters would see their antlerless deer opportunities cut significantly during the 2017-18 season, if rules set last week by the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks get final proposed approval.

    April 24 at 9:10am

    Alligator bulls way through screen door, relaxes on 2nd-story porch

    It’s one thing to run across an alligator while you’re in the wild, but when one of these creatures shows up on your front porch, that’s just unacceptable. But that’s what happened to a Mt. Pleasant, S.C. family last week when a 10-foot gator crashed its way onto the second-story porch of their home, which is located on a golf course next to the Wando River.

    April 20 at 11:40am

    Once again, we’re No. 1

    A year ago in the March, 2016 installment of Happy Trails I announced that the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) reported in their annual Whitetail Report that Mississippi had been deemed No. 1 in the entire country for mature buck harvest. I mean really, in the world of whitetail deer hunting, being No. 1 overall in such a category is a big, big deal. The initial honor that I reported on a year ago was based on harvest information from the 2014 season (technically the 2014/2015 deer season).

    April 18 at 9:00am

    Emotional calling works for turkey hunting

    One of the most debated, and overrated skills that a turkey hunter can possess is the ability to work a turkey call. Many hunters brag about their world champion calling skills, but place too much confidence on calling a turkey instead of being able to think like one.

    April 15 at 7:00am

    How to take turkeys with archery

    Using stick and string to tackle turkey takes a lot more advance planning than simply walking into the woods with a shotgun slung over your shoulder.

    April 15 at 7:00am

    Don’t give up on afternoon turkeys

    Hunter Specialties pro Steve Cobb said turkeys hunters miss a great opportunity only hunting in the early morning.

    April 12 at 6:00am

    MDWFP officers bust wild hog ring, arrest four

    Mississippi’s court system will soon have a chance to show if it’s as serious as the state’s wildlife agency about the wild pig threat when cases reach court involving four people charged recently in an illegal hog operation in Walthall County.

    April 11 at 9:05am

    MDWFP names new wildlife resources director

    The first female to ever hold a director level position in the wildlife bureau of Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) is Amy Blaylock, who was named Director of Wildlife Resources on Wednesday.

    April 06 at 9:00am


    If you haven’t tagged out yet, you still have some time — if you know how to outfox that old tom.Photo by Mike O. Giles.

    April 01 at 7:00am

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