• Hunting

    Every mount entered is eligible for the Puglia’s $250 gift certificate to be awarded in a random drawing Sunday afternoon.

    2017 Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest hits the Dome this weekend

    If you’re already itching to climb into your stand this fall, get your big buck fix this weekend and make plans now to enter your mount in the Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest in New Orleans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

    July 19, 2017 at 3:45pm
    The Louisiana Sportsman Show is a great opportunity to get early-season pricing on brands like Yamaha, Honda, John Deere, Kubota, Polaris, Kawasaki, Arctic Cat, Suzuki and more.

    ATVs abound at Sportsman Show in New Orleans

    If you’re in the market for an ATV to get geared up for hunting season this fall, don’t miss the Louisiana Sportsman Show this weekend in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. 

    July 18, 2017 at 2:45pm
    The Fetch-n-Fish Tub will be featuring high-flying dogs that will be jumping into a 41-foot-long bass tub.

    Fetch-n-Fish Tub featured at 2017 Louisiana Sportsman Show in New Orleans

    The Fetch-n-Fish Tub, featuring former Mudcats TV announcer Jason Reynolds combining fishing seminars with dog shows, is coming to New Orleans later this week for the 2017 Louisiana Sportsman Show presented by Reed’s Metals in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

    July 17, 2017 at 3:00pm

    Duck Hunting Expo at Louisiana Sportsman Show in New Orleans

    If it’s mid-summer and your thoughts are already starting to drift to decoy spreads and the blind this fall, don’t miss the Duck Hunting Expo at the 2017 Louisiana Sportsman Show presented by Reed’s Metals in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome next weekend.

    July 14, 2017 at 12:30pm

    Discount Zone stocked for Sportsman Deer, Duck and Fishing Show

    If you’re looking for some incredible deals on hunting and fishing supplies, the 3,000-square-foot Puglia’s Sporting Goods Discount Zone at the Louisiana Sportsman Deer, Duck and Fishing Show has to be on your list of things to do next weekend.

    July 13, 2017 at 3:00pm

    Louisiana Sportsman Show returns to Superdome July 21-23

    The Louisiana Sportsman Show presented by Reed's Metals — the biggest hunting and fishing show in the state — is returning to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome next weekend. 

    July 13, 2017 at 8:45am
    This doe limit reduction is significant since it ends nearly a half-century of how the agency has approached deer management.

    Doe limit reduction finalized

    As expected, Mississippi’s Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks gave final approval in May to a reduction in doe limits for the 2017-18 deer season.

    June 22, 2017 at 11:00am
    Applications are now being accepted for Mississippi's 2017 alligator season in August and September. Wannabe gator hunters have until June 7 to apply.

    It’s gator hunt application week

    Applications for the 920 available alligator tags for the 2017 Mississippi public water season began being accepted at 10 a.m. Thursday, and sportsmen have until 10 a.m. on June 7 to apply.

    June 01, 2017 at 1:45pm
    William McKinley has been named Deer Program Coordinator by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

    McKinley new Deer Program Coordinator

    The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) continued to rebuild the management of its wildlife division by naming veteran deer biologist William T. McKinley as Deer Program Coordinator.

    May 23, 2017 at 2:40pm
    Trey Graham and dog Leo with three squirrels they killed after they treed seven.

    Spring squirrels, take 3

    In 2015, Mississippi squirrel hunters had their first opportunity to hunt in a spring season. Going into the third year, it appears that it is a slowly developing and acquired taste.

    Only a small percentage of squirrel hunters have taken full advantage of the May 15-June 1 opportunity.

    May 12, 2017 at 6:00am
    Mississippi duck hunters, like Austin Partridge, will have maximum opportunity again in the 2017-18 season, under a plan approved by the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

    Mississippi duck seasons announced

    Mississippi’s Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks has approved a plan that would allow duck hunters maximum opportunity during the 2017-18 waterfowl seasons.

    May 02, 2017 at 12:00pm
    To preserve a gobbler’s beautiful fan, take these three four steps. First, cut the fan from the turkey’s body. Get a board or piece of stiff cardboard and use your hand to spread out the fan to its full width.

    If you tag a gobbler, fan him out

    A tom turkey carries with him three body parts that most hunters consider trophies in the same realm that a whitetail buck carries an 8-point rack — worth keeping around to remember him by.

    May 01, 2017 at 6:00am
    Mississippi hunters have enjoyed a liberal doe limit for several decades, but that could be changing in the 2017-18 season.

    Proposed rule change would cut doe harvest

    Mississippi deer hunters would see their antlerless deer opportunities cut significantly during the 2017-18 season, if rules set last week by the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks get final proposed approval.

    April 24, 2017 at 9:10am
    This big gator was an unwelcome visitor at a golf course home in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. last week.

    Alligator bulls way through screen door, relaxes on 2nd-story porch

    It’s one thing to run across an alligator while you’re in the wild, but when one of these creatures shows up on your front porch, that’s just unacceptable. But that’s what happened to a Mt. Pleasant, S.C. family last week when a 10-foot gator crashed its way onto the second-story porch of their home, which is located on a golf course next to the Wando River.

    April 20, 2017 at 11:40am
    If you give up after a morning hunt, it’s likely you’re missing golden opportunities to score a gobbler.

    Don’t give up on afternoon turkeys

    Hunter Specialties pro Steve Cobb said turkeys hunters miss a great opportunity only hunting in the early morning.

    April 12, 2017 at 6:00am
    The spread of wild hogs is one of the biggest concerns facing conservation officials in Mississippi and the country.

    MDWFP officers bust wild hog ring, arrest four

    Mississippi’s court system will soon have a chance to show if it’s as serious as the state’s wildlife agency about the wild pig threat when cases reach court involving four people charged recently in an illegal hog operation in Walthall County.

    April 11, 2017 at 9:05am