• Hunting

    Zac Carothers of Oxford took this rare, natural 14-point Sunday in Coahoma County. The buck gross scores over 180 inches, putting it close to the typical archery record in Mississippi.

    Carothers sticks 180-inch typical 14 point

    Here’s what you need to know statistically about the 180-inch (green, gross) buck Zac Carothers shot with a bow Sunday in Coahoma County.

    November 20 at 4:15pm
    In many cases, wildlife enforcement agents have been observing a situation long before they actually approach you.

    Dos and don’ts when the warden arrives

    The words “game warden” often ring fear into the hearts of sportsmen, but they don’t need to if you’re obeying fish and game laws. Discussions with three wildlife officers who have 40 years experience resulted in these ideas about how to do the right thing when you’re approached in the woods or on the water. 

    November 15 at 5:00am
    At the conclusion of the Mississippi Youth Waterfowl Hunting and Education Camp, campers go to a public waterfowl hunting area and put into practice the skills they’ve learned at camp about hunting waterfowl.

    Mississippi’s Youth Waterfowl Camp

    Do you know a youngster who’s itching to go waterfowl hunting but needs to learn gun safety, how to identify ducks and geese and how to shoot accurately? If so, consider the Mississippi Youth Waterfowl Hunting and Education Camp. 

    November 14 at 6:00am

    Hunter’s Harvest sets goal of 25,000 pounds

    The director of a program that collects donated protein-rich venison to feed the needy is counting on the benevolence of Mississippi sportsmen to offset reductions in antlerless deer limits.

    November 10 at 7:00am
    Finn Norsworthy, 10, of Brandon, killed this 162-inch 12 point with a compound bow in October.

    10-year-old’s first bow buck tops 160

    Finn Norsworthy of Brandon is only 10 and a fifth grader at Brandon Elementary School, yet he is already an accomplished hunter. In October he claimed his first buck with a compound bow.

    November 09 at 8:30am
    You can “Texas rig” your decoys using basic fishing tackle if you plan on storing them hanging up.

    DIY decoy rigging

    Today’s waterfowl decoys come in innumerable shapes, sizes and species applicable to various hunting situations. 

    November 09 at 6:00am
    Advances in battery-powered tools like a hedge trimmer and reciprocating saw make the job of brushing your blind much easier.

    Blind brushing tips for opening day

    With Mississippi’s waterfowl seasons kicking off this month, duck and goose hunters across the state will be heading out to scout and brush blinds.

    November 08 at 6:00am
    Stan Ethredge posing with “Big Nasty” following their fateful encounter.

    Ethredge’s ‘cactus buck’ busts 200

    With one buck in mind, Stan Ethredge raced home on Oct. 20, 2017, at the end of a fall family vacation to the Smoky Mountains, as fast as traffic and his good senses would allow.

    October 27 at 5:00pm

    MDWFP confiscates CWD-positive mule deer

    State wildlife officers used a two-year-old law to confiscate a CWD-infected mule deer from a DeSoto County hunter, who was then issued a citation, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks announced on Monday.

    October 23 at 2:15pm
    Homemade sandbags — actually filled with rice to make them lighter — are a cost effective, easy way to help sight in your rifle before opening day.

    Make your own sandbags

    Sandbags are a necessity for hunters when sighting in their rifles. And there are plenty of commercial options available.

    October 19 at 7:00am
    Taking the time to accurately sight in your rifle goes a long way in preventing opening day disappointment, or worse yet wounding that trophy buck you’ve been having your eyes on.

    Sight in your rifle — with just two shots

    It never fails: The afternoon before rifle season opens, someone grabs a paper plate from the camp’s kitchen, rides his ATV out to the nearest 100-yard opening and takes a few shots with a rifle he hasn’t looked at since last season.

    If he hits the plate, he figures he’s ready to go.

    October 18 at 7:00am
    Jordan Watts and his big 12-point buck that scored 151 inches.

    Watts arrows big Mississippi 12-point on public land

    Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is an area that floods each winter. However, its over 38,000 acres also contains one of the few remaining large tracts of mature hardwoods in the Mississippi Delta.

    October 17 at 3:30pm
    Madelyn Kavanaugh of Vicksburg killed this 8-point on opening day of archery season. It was her third and biggest buck.

    Youngster gets big 8 with stickers

    One of the best bucks reported from the first few days of deer season was a nice 8-point with two stickers taken by an 8-year-old girl with a crossbow near Eagle Lake — and she didn’t wait long to get him.

    October 17 at 2:15pm

    What’s in your deer pack?

    Deer hunting has not been immune from advances in technology and tactics. Hunters run the gamut from carrying nothing more than a weapon and a pair of boots to an organized pack that contains everything but the kitchen sink.

    October 17 at 7:00am
    Dr. Frank Sullivan killed this potential state-record non-typical behind his St. Francisville dental practice the afternoon of Oct. 5. The deer grossed between 220 and 230 inches.

    Potential state record deer arrowed

    A St. Francisville dentist on Oct. 5 arrowed what could be the largest Louisiana non-typical deer to be killed with a bow — and he was hunting pretty much where he works.

    "I killed the deer inside the city limits — behind my dentist office," Dr. Frank Sullivan said of the 18-pointer that grossed between 220 and 230 points.

    October 09 at 10:00am
    Mississippi’s archery season opens on Saturday, but hunters better be prepared for a north wind.

    Archery, squirrel seasons open Saturday

    What most bow hunters would call a blessing — cooler weather — for the opening weekend of the archery deer season, Gene Glover of Jackson calls a curse.

    September 29 at 11:20am