• Mississippi Hunting

    What should a hunter consider in a club?

    Hunters have a long list of concerns on which to focus when it comes to finding the right club. The wish-list depends on the individual hunter and the game being pursued.

    May 15 at 7:00am

    A landowner’s perspective

    Leasing land for hunting is big business and is profitable for landowners. Lease rates once priced to covering landowners’ taxes have risen in recent years and still on the increase. Landowners, both individual and corporate, avoid commenting on the subject since it’s such a hot topic.

    May 15 at 7:00am

    Is May too hot for squirrels?

    Mississippi gets its fourth-annual spring squirrel season in Mississippi in 2018, but it has yet to lure many sportsmen to participate, with most citing “too hot to hunt” as the reason.

    May 15 at 7:00am

    A life well-lived: making memories in the woods

    This month, I am stepping a bit outside of this column’s normal subject matter, but I feel strongly about the message. 

    May 03 at 9:00am

    Duck seasons virtually unchanged

    Mississippi duck hunters won’t see much change in the 2018-19 season under a plan announced this week by the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

    May 02 at 9:15am

    Dove season extended to Jan. 31

    It may just be May 1, but Mississippi sportsmen got some good news when the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks approved the 2018-19 early migratory bird seasons.

    May 02 at 9:00am

    Hey, come join the (hunt) club — or not

    Mississippi hunters have a couple of basic choices when looking for hunting grounds: public or private land. Public land is open to anyone, and most private lands are owned by individuals, families or timber companies. Unless a hunter owns his own dirt or can barter with landowners for hunting rights, private land has to be leased for hunting privileges.

    May 01 at 7:00am

    Weatherby Mark V CarbonMark rifle

    The latest edition to the Weatherby line is the Mark V CarbonMark, a bolt-action rifle with the company’s 9-lug magnum action attached to a carbon-fiber barrel from Proof Research.

    May 01 at 7:00am

    CWD update: No news is apparently good news

    Since the first confirmed case of chronic wasting disease in Mississippi was reported in February in a 4 1/2-year-old buck in Issaquena County, no other diseased animals have been found.

    April 27 at 7:00am

    Deer-reporting bill dies in state legislature

    The Mississippi Legislature failed to pass a single bill related to hunting and fishing during the 2018 session that ended April 1, and that includes anything related to a harvest reporting system for turkey or deer.

    April 26 at 12:00pm

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