• Hunting

    Youth-oriented squirrel hunts will take place at Barnett Reservoir in February.

    New youth squirrel opportunity set

    Barnett Reservoir officials gave final approval in November to open lands below the dam, adjacent to the spillway, for youth-oriented squirrel hunts in February. It will be the first time that squirrels have been legally hunted in the area in more than 50 years.

    January 11 at 8:00am
    There’s still time in the season for hunters to find a once-in-a-lifetime buck.

    Plenty of time for deer (and dogs)

    The rut may be over in some parts of the state, but from the I-20 corridor south, there’s a good bet bucks are still chasing does throughout January.

    January 09 at 4:00pm
    Joseph Blalock, 13, of Brookhaven, took his magnificent buck on his first hunt of the season, which was also the first solo hunt of his life, in Franklin County on Nov. 22. The non-typical 17-point buck grosses over 200 inches.

    Brookhaven teen kills 200-inch non-typical

    Thirteen-year-old boys grow pretty quickly, practically all of them in size and some in savvy.

    January 09 at 9:15am
    Jason Morrow was one day away from knee surgery that would end his 2017-18 deer season when he tagged this huge Clay County 15-point buck on Dec. 14.

    What a way to end your season! 160-inch Clay County buck

    When Jason Morrow tells his big-buck story, he uses many of his words thanking his boss for helping him take a 160-inch trophy in Clay County on Dec. 14.

    January 07 at 4:56pm
    Natchez native Glen Williams killed this massive main-frame 10-point on his Jefferson County hunting property after seeing the deer on trail cams.

    'Daggers' takes a dirt nap

    Natchez native Glen Williams set his sights on a huge main-frame 10-point once he saw the deer on trail cam pics last summer. And that persistence paid off Dec. 24 when he downed the buck that taped out at 155 2/8 inches.

    But it was a journey to kill the big-racked Jefferson County buck he and his camp buddies dubbed “Daggers” because of G2s and G3s that stretched about 10 inches.

    January 04 at 10:33am
    Crosspoint Waterproof Crew Socks

    Crosspoint Waterproof Crew Socks

    The idea of waterproof, yet breathable socks sounds like an oxymoron, but thanks to the people at Showers Pass, they’re actually a reality.

    January 01 at 7:00am
    One-Tie Reusable tie straps

    One-Tie Reusable tie straps

    One-Tie reusable tie straps take the traditional plastic zip-tie strip to a new level, and that’s great for outdoorsmen who need a way to tie down or tie up gear when a zip-tie or bungee cord just doesn’t get the job done.

    January 01 at 7:00am


    New Year’s Day is no time to give up chasing those big bucks that seem to have disappeared into Mississisppi’s woods and thickets. It just takes a little thinking outside the box.

    January 01 at 7:00am
    The author took this buck on a late January hunt by thinking outside the box and using stealth to reach a remote, rarely hunted location.

    Late can be great for Mississippi deer hunters

    Have you gone through a season when everything that could go wrong did, when it seemed that every hunter you know has harvested a buck but yourself.

    January 01 at 7:00am
    Mission’s SUB-1 crossbow promises minute-of-angle accuracy thanks to a number of design improvements.

    A crossbow built for supreme accuracy

    A little over a year ago, I heard rumblings that Matt McPherson and his engineers at Mission Crossbows were working on a revolutionary new crossbow design that would raise the bar for the entire industry. 

    January 01 at 7:00am
    Joe Shumaker takes a squirrel from one his well-trained mountain cur dogs during a hunt. Using dogs in January and February turns squirrel hunting into a social event.<br />

    Dog day afternoon (or morning)

    Everything was gray.

    The woods were drab, leafless and gray. The bare tree trunks and limbs were gray. The dead leaves underfoot were gray. The sky was heavily overcast with uniformly gray clouds.

    January 01 at 7:00am
    Duck hunting veteran Torch Tindle from Bolivar County, like most Mississippi duck hunters, can only hope that November’s early push of ducks into the state is a good sign of better things to come during January’s peak migration.

    Try these late-season tips for Mississippi Delta ducks

    The Central Flyway is probably the most-utilized of all of the flight paths that bring numerous species of waterfowl from their prairie pothole breeding grounds in the United States and Canada to the southern wintering grounds. 

    January 01 at 7:00am
    Participating in the Hunter’s Harvest program is one way you can help others this holiday season.

    Hunter’s Harvest goal within reach

    Paul Davis, the director of the Hunter’s Harvest program for the Mississippi Wildlife Federation, feels like the preseason goal of 25,000 pounds of venison donations to feed the state’s needy is within reach.

    December 18, 2017 at 11:00am
    Mississippi's long deer season switches segments on Saturday, with the opening of the eight-day still season. With rutting activity occurring at varying stages in most of the state, there's plenty of opportunity to take a buck.

    Next up for deer: Still season starts Saturday

    Mississippi’s gun season on deer hasn’t quite reached the halfway point, and, while there’s plenty of opportunity remaining to score a trophy or fill a freezer, there’s a change in seasons coming Saturday.

    December 15, 2017 at 10:00am
    A pill bottle or film canister, cotton, a square of nylon hosiery and a rubber band can make a great homemade scent bomb.

    Homemade scent bombs have advantages

    A great homemade “scent bomb” to distribute doe-in-heat or other attractant scents around your deer stand is as simple as a pill bottle from your local pharmacy or an empty film canister.

    December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    The genetics of a single deer may be hard to determine by simple observation, but letting younger deer walk to reach their maximum potential is the best way to grow trophies.

    Judging on the hoof

    It’s always good to have an idea what you intend to harvest before you get into the stand, should the opportunity arise. Are you hunting for meat, a trophy or maybe something in between?

    December 15, 2017 at 7:00am