• Deer Hunting

    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
    Jody Sistrunk shows off a nice, mature mainframe 8-pointer  taken during the 2015-2016 season.

    Map out the deer rut

    Peak of rutting, breeding activity varies greatly
    December 12, 2017 at 9:00am
    The ZT Hyper Cams allow let-offs of 80- to 85-percent on Hoyt’s newest bows.

    Hoyt takes a big step

    Two totally redesigned bows head ‘18 lineup
    December 04, 2017 at 9:00am
    Hunting with his brother (the author), Mark Giles took this trophy by finding a food plot that does were using heavily, and then waiting until a rutting buck came in looking for love.

    Be there or be square - Tips for hunting Mississippi bucks in the rut

    It takes commitment to be in the right place at the right time for Mississippi deer hunters.
    December 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Mindfulness or meditation is a good way to remain still in the deer woods, clearing the senses to be more acute to what is going on in the forest, and prepare you for a mature buck’s sudden appearance.

    Deer got you down? Be proactive.

    If deer-hunting success has eluded you, these steps can increase your odds
    December 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Part of the mission statement of the Quality Deer Management Association is getting young hunters interested in deer hunting.

    Trophies, the Tunica way

    The definition of a “trophy” buck is in the eye of the beholder, but more are showing up in a northern Mississippi Delta big-buck contest every year
    December 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    In this photo of the same mature buck, taken on Aug. 6, note the circumference of the bases and the overall general mass of the antlers, tell-tale signs of maturity.

    Try to educate your eyes

    It takes practice to age bucks on the hoof
    November 22, 2017 at 9:00am
    Zac Carothers of Oxford took this rare, natural 14-point Sunday in Coahoma County. The buck gross scores over 180 inches, putting it close to the typical archery record in Mississippi.

    Carothers sticks 180-inch typical 14 point

    Coahoma monster could challenge for archery state record
    November 20, 2017 at 4:15pm
    As the rut approaches, bucks will spend more and more of their travel time seeking out receptive does.

    Mapping Mississippi’s breeding period

    November 15, 2017 at 6:00am
    Rattling and calling are age-old deer hunting tricks, but knowing how to age a deer is key to taking him at his highest potential.

    Combining stealth, calling

    November 15, 2017 at 6:00am
    Timing the release of corn or other baits from feeders may help keep deer, especially big bucks, from turning completely nocturnal in areas that are being baited.

    Trophy bucks are rarely killed over bait

    November 15, 2017 at 6:00am

    Hunter’s Harvest sets goal of 25,000 pounds

    Program puts venison on the tables of the needy
    November 10, 2017 at 7:00am