• Hunting

    For whitetails, the author’s arsenal contains everything from rifled slugs all the way down to a .223. His overall favorite is the .35 Whelen.

    Pay attention to the business end

    Preference in weapons, ammo and sights pales in comparison to the ability to put your shot on target when the opportunity presents itself
    Yesterday at 9:00am
    You can turn a discarded deer antler into decorative buttons.

    Don’t toss it — button it up

    Even if they’re not going on the wall, antlers have many uses
    September 17 at 7:00am
    Getting in on a lease or hunt-club land late in the preseason doesn’t have to hurt your chances of taking a big buck.

    Last minute land: go deep, stay late

    September 15 at 7:00am
    Spending time at the range or in the back yard shooting your bow and/or gun will help you make that critical shot once the season opens.

    No matter the weapon, practice

    September 15 at 7:00am

    Dove field-ology

    September 15 at 7:00am
    Daniel Wilson, of Mobile, Alabama, shows off the 9-foot alligator he battled and eventually harvested from his Hobie PA 14 in Bayou Heron south of Pascagoula on Sept. 1.

    9-foot gator landed — from a ‘yak!

    40-minute battle in Bayou Heron culminates in angler’s first-ever gator
    September 12 at 11:40am
    Mississippi’s teal season kicks off Saturday, Sept. 15. Staying mobile and targeting public lands with shallow water will improve your odds of success.

    Scouting for teal

    If you can, stay mobile and target shallow areas
    September 10 at 7:00am
    A team of teal hunters gather for a photo after a September morning in 2017 around a shallow converted catfish farm pond.

    Blue-winged teal still plentiful

    September 05 at 7:00am

    2018-19 WMA Forecast

    Mississippi hunters are blessed with tremendous public-land opportunities. Here’s an overview.
    September 01 at 7:00am

    Cover

    September 01 at 7:00am
    A mature doe is one of bowhunting’s toughest challenges. Attention to small details led to the author’s success.

    Sweat the small stuff — all the time

    Don’t repeat common mistakes made every season
    September 01 at 7:00am
    For some, deer hunting is a year round sport, but if you’re late to the party, you can still make last minute preparations that will get you that trophy buck.

    Deer hunters have a month left to do their preseason scouting in Mississippi

    Deer hunters should be prepared to figure out where whitetails will be when bow season opens, and knowing food sources and approaching trails will give you a leg up.
    September 01 at 7:00am

    Find the dove buffet

    The best wing-shooting on Labor Day weekend will usually be in fields where doves have discovered a solid food source. You need to join them.
    September 01 at 7:00am
    Mississippi's 10-day gator season opens Aug. 31. Most permit holders have a lot of assistants to help tackle the big alligators.

    Gator season opens Friday

    It’s a 10-day period that thousands enjoy each year
    August 30 at 4:30pm