• Other Hunting

    Coyotes are common across all 82 counties of Mississippi. Intelligent and highly adaptable they are seen mostly at daylight and dusk, and July is their time to feast on fawn deer.

    Turn predators into prey

    Summer coyote hunting is fun for hunters, beneficial for whitetail populations.
    July 01 at 7:00am

    Ticks are no joke

    October 14, 2016 at 6:00am
    Since adult crows can eat up to 15 pounds of pecans apiece in a month, owners of commercial pecan groves despise the big black birds. Hunters can usually gain access to the groves to hunt the birds, simply by being courteous and promising to leave nothing behind but footprints.

    Crow, snipe can be fun

    February’s offbeat seasons offer great hunting
    February 17, 2016 at 2:00pm
    Using an ATV for an elevated shooting position while rabbit hunting is legal, according to the MDWFP law enforcement chief. However, at no time with the motor running is a hunter allowed to have a loaded firearm in his/her hands.

    ATVs for rabbits: Toeing fine line of legality

    It’s OK to stand on one with motor off, but gun must be unloaded while running
    October 15, 2015 at 5:00pm
    The spring limit on squirrel in Mississippi is four, which avid hunters like Johnny McKinion of Pelahatchie should find easy to fill.

    State’s first spring squirrel season opens Friday

    Conditions may be tough and strategies may differ, but hunting should be good
    May 13, 2015 at 4:15pm
    Mississippi's first spring squirrel season is another opportunity to introduce children to small game hunting.

    Squirrel hunters mixed on spring season

    Some will take their dogs, others won’t expose them to heat and snakes
    May 06, 2015 at 9:00am
    Whether it’s from the bed of a UTV or the seat of an ATV, the elevation gives a rabbit hunter an advantage of a better view down into the mass of a thicket.

    Toeing a fine line of legality

    February 15, 2015 at 7:00am
    Part of the Youth Squirrel Hunt Initiative is volunteer squirrel dog handlers taking youngsters aged 10 to 15 on a public lands hunt. But there is a deadline to apply for the February hunts.

    7 youth squirrel hunts set for early February

    Don't miss deadline for small-game hunts designed to recruit young hunters
    December 23, 2014 at 6:00am
    When it’s just too warm to sit in a shooting house in December, Johnny McKinion of Pelahatchie likes to stalk the shadowy creek bottoms and find the makings for a pot of squirrel and dumplings.

    Smoked squirrel and dumplings

    December 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Thomas Capps of Richmond, Va., killed this 782-pound black bear on Tuesday in Hyde County. It is the second-heaviest bear ever killed in North Carolina.

    North Carolina's No. 2 all-time black bear killed by Virginia hunter

    Richmond man takes 782-pound male bruin with three shots from .300 Magnum
    November 13, 2014 at 9:40am
    Jean Poirrier III, left, his father, Jean

    Skin squirrels the easy way

    Air compressor pushes skin right off meat
    November 11, 2014 at 7:30am
    Squirrel make great table fare, but only a few will eat the heads.

    Squirrel for breakfast: Heady stuff

    He’s never developed grandpa’s taste for brains, and never will
    October 03, 2014 at 12:45pm
    Randy Bessonette of Brandon shows his dog Ike a little appreciation after Ike first treed and then retrieved a squirrel on a past hunt. A change in regulations gives Mississippi hunters more time to hunt in October and again in the spring.

    Squirrel Slam - New squirrel setup is great news

    This expert hunter shares how to take advantage of the statewide Oct. 1 squirrel opener.
    October 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    The new statewide squirrel season structure begins today for youth hunters, aged 15 and under.

    Youth squirrel season opens

    New statewide structure allows more hunting opportunity
    September 24, 2014 at 1:15pm
    The statewide squirrel season will be open Oct. 1 through Feb. 28.

    Governor signs squirrel bill

    Spring season created, fall-winter seasons unified
    March 19, 2014 at 10:00am