• Deer Hunting

    Mature, heavy-bodied bucks, run ragged by the rut, can still make mistakes in January. A hunter just has to be in the right place at the right time to take advantage.

    Late-season deer checklist

    January 15 at 7:00am
    There’s still time in the season for hunters to find a once-in-a-lifetime buck.

    Plenty of time for deer (and dogs)

    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

    Joseph Blalock’s Franklin County giant came on first solo hunt
    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

    Facing knee surgery, hunter spends last afternoon taking huge buck
    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

    Persistence ends with 155-inch Jefferson County buck
    January 04 at 10:33am
    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

    Don’t give up as deer season’s final days approach. Think outside the box, and you might put your tag on a nice buck
    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

    Mission’s sub-1 is the latest design from an industry leader
    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

    Mississippi Wildlife Federation program aiming at 25,000 pounds of donated venison
    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

    Primitive weapon split ends Friday; plenty of opportunity left
    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

    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

    December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    The Big Buck Contest leaderboard at Tunica Farm Supply is a popular gathering spot during deer season.

    Tunica Farm Supply’s Big Buck Contest

    December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Managing predators that prey upon or compete with deer, like this wild hog, is a growing concern across the entire state of Mississippi.

    Controlling predators part of deer management

    December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Matt Powe of Carriere killed this trophy 148-inch 8-point in Pearl River County on Nov. 28, ending a five-year relationship with the big buck.

    Giant 8 taken in Pearl River County

    Powe’s trophy green-scores an impressive 148 inches
    December 14, 2017 at 2:00pm
    Camden Lott harvested this 11-point buck in Quitman County near Batesville recently while hunting on his grandfather's land. The 238-pound buck sported 12-inch tines, an 18-inch spread and scored 162 Buckmasters-BTR.

    Tenth-grader drops monster buck

    December 13, 2017 at 12:15pm
    Ben Pearson, 23, of West Point, killed this trophy palmated buck Nov. 26 in Monroe County after patiently waiting nearly four years since his last buck. This 16-point, with great circumference measurements, should top 167 inches.

    Pearson’s patience produces palmated trophy

    Monroe County 16-point should top 167 inches
    December 12, 2017 at 11:35am