• Turkey Hunting

    Mississippi's week-long youth-only (age 15 and under) turkey season opened on Wednesday and state wildlife officials are urging all hunters to voluntarily report their harvests this year.

    Youth turkey season opens

    MDWFP asking for voluntary harvest reporting
    March 08, 2017 at 2:00pm
    Triple Beard

    Triple Beard

    March 01, 2017 at 9:55am
    The overall turkey numbers in most places, especially in the central part of the state, will likely be up due to a good hatch last summer.

    2017 turkey forecast

    Turkey numbers are up, but does that mean a banner hunting year? Here’s what the experts say.
    March 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Ronnie Strickland, also known as Cuz, enjoys sharing his turkey obsession with others, especially daughter Lauren, and their double was a sweet day.

    March of the toms — Keys to early season turkey success

    There’s one key to early season turkey success: Being ‘relentlessly patient.’ These expert hunters tell you why it’s important to tagging a longbeard.
    March 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Mississippi has a lot of prime public hunting land for the spring turkey. Some of the best is at Hillside and Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuges in the Delta.

    Hillside NWR accepting turkey applications

    Three hunting periods are open to hunters
    January 24, 2017 at 12:40pm
    Born with spina bifida, Mark Brown refuses to let his disability define him. Always an avid hunter, this year he reached another goal of killing his first gobbler.

    Wheelchair-bound hunter kills gobbler

    After a four-year chase, Brown gets his bird near Smithville
    May 19, 2016 at 11:30am
    Turkeys feeding on grain in a field are vulnerable to seeds that have been treated with certain insecticides. The deaths of 15 hens in Tallahatchie County are being attributed to treated seeds that were found during necropsies of the dead fowl.

    Treated seeds blamed in turkey deaths

    Necropsies on 15 hens found in Tallahatchie County confirm poisoning
    May 09, 2016 at 4:20pm
    The MDWFP has proposed deer and hunting seasons, and is now accepting public comments.

    2016-17 deer, turkey seasons proposed

    Comment period now open on rules posted at mdwfp.com
    May 05, 2016 at 2:17pm
    Scott Kimock (left) poses with Lee Blackmon (right) and the York County gobbler that scored 168.4 by NWTF standards, and is the nation's best turkey killed with a bow.

    Hunter arrows record book, 7-bearded gobbler

    Bird is highest scoring NWTF turkey in S.C., best in nation taken with bow
    May 02, 2016 at 2:45pm
    Turkeys will congregate just about anywhere, as long as there’s enough food and safe places to roost at night.

    Why are turkeys so tough to hunt?

    April 15, 2016 at 7:00am
    Gobblers become active after hens have started to nest. These two couldn’t resist a hen decoy that coaxed them into camera range.

    Turkey regulations

    April 15, 2016 at 7:00am
    Lake George, Sunflower and Twin Oaks WMAs, along with Panther Swamp NWR, will be closed to turkey hunting for the rest of the season.

    3 WMAs, refuge will not have turkey season

    High water forces state, federal officials to extend closures through end of season
    April 14, 2016 at 11:00am
    Jacob Johnston killed this white turkey on opening day on his family's land in Wilkes County, N.C.

    Turkey hunter kills white gobbler

    Bird had all white feathers, black beard, dark eyes
    April 13, 2016 at 9:15am
    Jake decoys can draw a mature gobble that few extra feet — or spook it into the next parish.

    Are decoys turkey killers or rescuers? Veteran hunter is careful with decoy use

    Certain situations call for imitation hens and jakes, but they can turn away gobblers if the set-up isn’t right
    April 11, 2016 at 6:00am
    Zink’s Z-Combo Mouth Call

    Zink’s Z-Combo Mouth Call

    April 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    Chad Newcomer poses with a tom he got on Hoosier National Forest in Indiana. His success came after traveling long distances in order to find un-pressured birds.

    Think like a tom

    Before you can bag a trophy gobbler, you’ve got to know where to find one. Here’s how to turn a turkey’s mind-set into an asset.
    April 01, 2016 at 7:00am