• Mississippi Hunting

    Comparing shotgun loads for turkeys

    One well-known turkey hunter once discussed different shotgun loads for gobblers this way: “The only reason I don’t shoot 4-inch shells is because they don’t make them.” 

    March 15 at 8:00am

    The pros and cons of turkey decoys

    Hunters typically fall into one of two camps when it comes to using turkey decoys: those who swear by them and those who don’t want the hassle of carrying them into the woods and setting them up.

    March 15 at 8:00am

    When things gets tough, scratch out a tom

    Hunters love it when a turkey plan comes together right off the get-go, but sometimes a wary old gobbler will tease you with booming gobbles, but sit tight on his turf. Instead of scratching your noggin for answers, just simply scratch…literally.

    March 15 at 8:00am

    Father and son grand slam

    Getting a turkey grand slam — killing all four sub-species, Osceola, Eastern, Merriam’s and Rio Grande — in a single season is a daunting task. Imagine a father and son accomplishing it; Scott and Jake Ellis did it in 2017.

    March 15 at 8:00am

    Matching a young hunter to the right firearm

    These days, manufacturers are marketing youth shotguns that are easy for even the smallest youngster to shoot ­— and more than adequate for harvesting a turkey with the proper training. 

    March 15 at 8:00am

    Calling instructions for the champ

    Scott Ellis is a three-time Grand National Champion turkey caller who has beaten all comers in practically every venue. More than a champion caller, he’s a tremendous turkey hunter, as evidenced by the gobblers he has killed all over the country.

    March 15 at 8:00am

    Magnolia monarchs: State’s top gobblers

    Mississippi’s Magnolia Records program tracks turkey hunting records in the state and has a database that includes hundreds of birds taken by hunters within its borders.

    March 15 at 7:00am

    Second round of CWD tests all negative

    Mississippi wildlife officials have now tested 128 deer — two sets of 64 each — since the state’s first case of the deadly deer disease was confirmed in a buck in Issaquena County on Feb. 9.

    March 13 at 1:25pm

    MDWFP sets CWD meeting in Vicksburg

    State wildlife officials and representatives of other agencies will meet with the public March 19 in Vicksburg to discuss the latest information related to Mississippi’s first case of Chronic Wasting Disease.

    March 12 at 8:00am

    CWD testing finds no new cases

    Tests on 64 deer taken from the five-mile Chronic Wasting Disease containment zone in Mississippi’s South Delta were all negative for CWD, state wildlife officials said on Tuesday.

    March 07 at 9:55am

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