• Mississippi Hunting

    Don’t give up on doves after Labor Day

    For many hunters, the first day of dove season is often also the last day, as they quickly shift their attention to deer and the excellent fishing that September generally provides. While the dove population takes a major hit on Labor Day weekend, the rest of the season shouldn’t be ignored. 

    September 15 at 7:00am

    No matter the weapon, practice

    While you’re getting the land and your knowledge of it in shape, don’t forget about re-honing those shooting skills. Whether you hunt with modern firearm, bow or primitive weapon, putting practice time in at the range is a great idea. 

    September 15 at 7:00am

    Last minute land: go deep, stay late

    Most hunting clubs or landowners look for new members or leases during the summer. Word-of-mouth is the more common way that openings get filled, but some larger clubs or tracts may advertise in the newspaper, want ads, or even online on social media pages. 

    September 15 at 7:00am

    9-foot gator landed — from a ‘yak!

    In the inshore kayak community, the Hobie Pro Angler 14 is a beast in the marsh, perfect for pursuing specks, reds, bass and more — and stable as a rock if standing up and sight-fishing is your thing. 

    September 12 at 11:40am

    Scouting for teal

    As some early migrating blue-winged teal are already arriving in the Magnolia State, hunters are gearing up to chase the feathered rockets. 

    September 10 at 7:00am

    Blue-winged teal still plentiful

    Last year, blue-winged teal showed an 18-percent increase over 2016 and were 57 percent above the long-term average. It’s that 50-year average that is indicative of the strong population.

    September 05 at 7:00am

    Draw a bead on bachelor-buck groups

    Hunters can pattern whitetail bucks twice a year, and both occur outside of hunting season.

    September 03 at 11:00am

    Cover

    Mississippi deer hunters would love to know where to find big, mature bucks on public land. This month’s WMA forecast may answer that question.

    September 01 at 7:00am

    Find the dove buffet

    With an estimated population of 275 million in North America, the mourning dove is one of the most-abundant and recognizable birds in the land. In the south, Labor Day weekend brings hunters from all walks of life into fields for the opening day of the dove season. 

    September 01 at 7:00am

    2018-19 WMA Forecast

    Brad Madden sat high in a climbing tree stand overlooking an open bottom frequented by grass-browsing does that were beginning to be chased by bucks at the onset of the rut. He had seen a few does earlier in the afternoon, but nothing with antlers. 

    September 01 at 7:00am

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