• Hunting

    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
    Dove hunters, especially those in South Mississippi, get more opportunities in October. Retrievers enjoy the second season since it’s cooler.

    Dove hunting continues

    October 05 at 8:00am
    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
    Leupold’s VX-Freedom

    Leupold’s VX-Freedom

    October 01 at 7:00am
    Halo XL600 Laser Rangefinder

    Halo XL600 Laser Rangefinder

    October 01 at 7:00am
    ScentLok OZ Active-Odor Destroyers

    ScentLok OZ Active-Odor Destroyers

    October 01 at 7:00am
    Old Cypress Outdoors Tree Stand

    Old Cypress Outdoors Tree Stand

    October 01 at 7:00am

    Cover

    October 01 at 7:00am
    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
    Young Jack Allen enjoys a successful moment with the family’s squirrel dog Honey Girl on an October hunt last year.

    Puttin’ on the dog

    Squirrel season opens cross Mississippi on Sept. 30, offering hunters an opportunity to get in the woods, often with a dog doing much of the work.
    October 01 at 7:00am
    Big Lake’s T-Rex duck calls

    Big Lake’s T-Rex duck calls

    October 01 at 7:00am
    Squirrel season opens on Monday (Oct. 1) statewide in Mississippi.

    Squirrel season opens statewide

    Youth reports have been spotty in wet weather
    September 30 at 8:00pm