• Happy Trails

    The author illustrates here the two jawbone views that you should photograph to ensure a reliable aging estimate.

    More jawbone talk

    Confirming your age estimate after the kill
    June 12, 2017 at 9:00am
    A really good early season buck in velvet. The photo says one thing, but what would his jawbone say?

    Ground proving buck age

    May 22, 2017 at 9:00am
    An older buck is seen here scent-checking an active communal scrape.

    Once again, we’re No. 1

    Mississippi leads the country in mature buck harvest
    April 18, 2017 at 9:00am
    Good “glass” is critical for crystal-clear views into thick brush when searching for bucks.

    Get the best sight picture

    Binoculars are a must-have for every hunter
    March 16, 2017 at 9:15am
    This photo from the author’s collection illustrates the perfect trail camera pose to allow a pretty accurate age estimate.

    Aging whitetail deer

    You have to take a few deer to be sure
    February 15, 2017 at 2:35pm
    The author on a 1970’s deer hunt. Note the old style “truckers hat.”

    Late-season reflections

    Nature is undeniable proof of God’s existence
    January 18, 2017 at 9:00am
    A friend of the author shared with him this recent trail cam photo. He would only say that “it is somewhere in Mississippi.” Lucky man!

    On the rut track

    December 15, 2016 at 9:00am
    Bucks often work the edges of habitat, and ridge roads are especially favored.

    Buck indicators

    It’s all about the right edges
    November 17, 2016 at 9:00am
    When the author found this gigantic rub, he knew this area was the travel corridor of a mature buck.

    Get out and scout

    Use edges to target your camera setups
    October 17, 2016 at 9:00am
    A nice pre-season buck that the author captured at one of his camera sites in mid-September.

    Pre-season scouting plans

    Taking care of your trail cameras
    September 15, 2016 at 9:00am
    The author packs his camera field bags with all the gear needed to set up successful camera sites.

    The summer doldrums

    July 18, 2016 at 9:00am
    A small skid-steer mulcher can make quick work of brush and small trees.

    TSI, anyone? Timber stand improvement helps create quality deer habitat

    Use forest management to create deer cover
    May 19, 2016 at 9:00am
    The author sits in his deer stand.

    Mississippi is No. 1 state for whitetail deer hunting

    Magnolia State hunters have it good
    April 18, 2016 at 9:00am