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    Over 60 samples from the containment area were sent to be tested, and the MDWFP expects results back this week.

    MDWFP relying on other CWD states

    Biologists say there are two kinds of states, those that have confirmed Chronic Wasting Disease in deer, and those that will.

    March 06 at 8:00am
    A bill in the state Legislature could create a harvest reporting system in Mississippi for deer and turkey beginning in 2019.

    Capitol report: Harvest reporting bill moves step closer

    Mississippi deer and turkey hunters are a step close to a mandatory harvest report system after the Senate wildlife committee amended a House bill that would establish the regulation beginning in 2019.

    March 01 at 7:00am
    LOWA Uplander GTX boots

    LOWA Uplander GTX boots

    Whether you’re walking through open fields pursuing birds, stomping through thickets after rabbits, or hiking in to your turkey or deer blind, you need footwear that won’t let you down, no matter what the conditions are.

    March 01 at 7:00am
    With deer season in the rearview mirror, take time now to scout your woods for sign you might have missed last season.

    There’s no better time than now to prepare

    As I write this, another year’s deer season has come to a close. For many hunters, this is a sad time, as thoughts of a long offseason become reality. 

    March 01 at 7:00am
    Calling champion Scott Ellis mentored his son Jake in turkey hunting, and believes once any child shows an interest, he or she can become hooked on the sport with the proper guidance.

    Early kid, early bird - Call in potential turkey hunters while they’re young

    Scott Ellis yelped, purred and clucked, and he was greeted with thunderous gobbles from a couple of fired-up gobblers.

    March 01 at 7:00am
    The Mississippi Department of Health is advising against eating venison from from deer taken in the 6-county area.

    Mineral, salt licks added to CWD feeding ban

    Mineral sites, mineral blocks and salt licks have been added to the supplemental feeding ban in the six counties within the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) management zone, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks announced Wednesday.

    February 22 at 3:00pm
    The public is invited to attend a meeting on how state officials plan to deal with Mississippi’s first confirmed case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).

    CWD public meeting in Jackson

    A public meeting to discuss how state officials plan to deal with Mississippi’s first confirmed case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a deer will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson.

    February 20 at 5:20pm
    Rabbit numbers really jumped in the 1980s and 1990s when their preferred habitat was on the increase across Mississippi.

    Writer’s choice: Rabbit sauce piquant

    According to the late, great Cajun chef, Paul Prudhomme, “piquant to a Cajun means, literally, so hot it hurts like a sticker in your tongue.”

    February 15 at 7:00am
    One of the author’s nephews with a fully mature buck taken after a long, quiet hike to the stand.

    Food for thought:

    By the time you are reading this, unless you live in the extreme southern part of Mississippi, the 2017-2018 deer season will already be “in the books,” as they say. 

    February 14 at 9:00am
    Mississippi’s first case of a CWD-infected deer was confirmed Feb. 9 when an Iowa laboratory completed its tests on a free-range mature buck found dead Jan. 25 in Issaquena County.

    Deer feeding banned in 6 counties due to CWD

    Supplemental feeding of deer was suspended on Feb. 9 in six west-central counties of Mississippi after a lab in Iowa confirmed the Magnolia State’s first case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a free-range buck from Issaquena County.

    February 12 at 4:30pm
    Aubrey Dale hunted all season to get her first rack buck, but it paid off on Jan. 28 when she took this 175-pound 7-point on family land in Holmes County.

    Brandon youngster really has to wait on first buck

    Aubrey Dale had hunted all season to get her first buck, joining her father in the deer stand whenever she could, showing more patience than one would expect of a 10-year-old.

    February 08 at 10:20am
    Presleigh Stigler, 7, of Florence, killed two deer on Jan. 31, the final day of the season, including this 146-inch 10-point. A doe and that buck were the first two deer she’s taken without help holding the gun.

    Season’s last day is one to remember for 7-year-old

    On Jan. 31, the final day of deer season in much of Mississippi, Cameron Stigler of Florence took his 7-year-old daughter, Presleigh, to the woods for a last shot at avoiding a shutout season.

    February 08 at 9:30am
    Once Feb. 1 rolls around, rabbit hunters with a good pack of dogs are some of the most popular sportsman in the world. Deer season is over and invitations to rabbit hunt come in almost daily.

    Rabbit hunters take center stage

    February is also a great time to own a pack of rabbit dogs.

    February 08 at 7:00am
    A dying art, it might seem, squirrel hunting remains Mississippi’s top small game target.

    Bushytails best beware

    Mississippi’s No. 1 small-game animal remains the squirrel, although hunting pressure continues to plummet. The number of squirrel hunters in the state has dropped by half over the past 50 years.

    February 07 at 7:00am
    QMaxx’s BLU

    QMaxx’s BLU

    Gun owners have a long menu of choices when it comes to protecting their firearms, and a St. Louis-based company, QMaxx Products, has joined the fray with a pretty powerful entry.

    February 01 at 7:00am


    Hunters have long been trying to block or camouflage their natural smell from game animals, using scent sprays to camouflage those aromas, storing their hunting clothes in containers that keep them away from unwanted odors or even buying clothes treated with scent blockers.

    February 01 at 7:00am