• Deer Hunting

    State awaits confirmation of 2nd CWD case

    Young buck found in Pontotoc County initially tests positive
    October 22 at 3:45pm
    The author putting out seed and fertilizer on one of his food plots.

    What’s wrong with simple?

    Determine accurate food plot acreage with easy math
    October 22 at 9:00am
    Wearing a safety harness and attaching yourself to a lifeline before ever leaving the ground are keys to tree stand safety.

    Tree stand safety tips

    Connecting to a lifeline — before ever leaving the ground — is key
    October 15 at 6:00am
    Dad Dana Sanders and son Jason with the youngster's spike buck taken with a crossbow on Oct. 8.

    Dad helps physically challenged son get first deer with a bow

    Special relationship is mutually beneficial for the Sanders
    October 12 at 2:30pm
    Barrett Van Cleave with the opening-morning buck he took Oct. 1 near Lake Mary in Wilkinson County. The buck, named Footloose, measured 157 5/8 inches.

    An opening day hunt that followed script

    Van Cleave’s perfect hunt produces 157 5/8-inch buck
    October 09 at 12:00pm
    Killing a buck in full velvet is usually a rare occurrence, since the window of opportunity is very short to get one before it completely sheds the hairy skin. In 2017, more velvet bucks were reported than usual. Will it repeat in 2018?

    Will the velvet trend continue?

    October 04 at 8:00am
    When a buck is looking your way and has its ears cupped toward you, your chances of successfully drawing on it aren’t very good.

    ‘Draw’ your own conclusions

    Timing your draw is the most important thing you’ll do with a deer in range
    October 01 at 7:00am
    Shane McCullough harvested this P&Y buck on an evening hunt in Jefferson County, targeting fresh sign and near falling white oak acorns during the “October Lull.”

    Avoid the October Lull

    Hunting pressure, changes in food availability, will make it seem like deer have disappeared, but they’re still around. You just have to adjust.
    October 01 at 7:00am

    5 deer calibers that can’t be beat

    For whitetails in Mississippi, it’s difficult to come up with any better examples of ammo that will do the job.
    October 01 at 7:00am
    Chapman says his ideal setup for a crossbow bolt would be a 100-grain mechanical broadhead with a 50-grain brass insert.

    In the ‘Cross’Hairs

    Crossbows are still looked down upon by some traditional bowhunters, but they definitely give people another option during archery season. Here’s what you need to know if you’re heading into the woods with one this fall.
    October 01 at 7:00am
    When archery season opens on Monday in the Delta, East Central, Northeast and Southwest Zones, a lucky hunter in the right place at the right time could get both a buck and a doe in one hunt.

    Archery season opens Monday in most areas

    Hunters in Southeast Zone can’t start until Oct. 15
    September 30 at 7:20pm

    VIDEO: How to skin a deer

    The Bearded Butchers demonstrate how to process your own deer
    September 27 at 12:10pm
    Greg Hackney poses with a nice buck he shot during the rut along the Mississippi River.

    Sportsman TV: Hunting the whitetail rut

    Great tips on rut tactics you can use this fall
    September 25 at 5:30pm