• Deer Hunting

    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

    June 22 at 11:00am
    The author illustrates here the two jawbone views that you should photograph to ensure a reliable aging estimate.

    More jawbone talk

    Confirming your age estimate after the kill
    June 12 at 9:00am
    William McKinley has been named Deer Program Coordinator by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

    McKinley new Deer Program Coordinator

    MDWFP white-tail biologist moves into new leadership role
    May 23 at 2:40pm
    A really good early season buck in velvet. The photo says one thing, but what would his jawbone say?

    Ground proving buck age

    May 22 at 9:00am
    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

    Commission would also create new deer management zones
    April 24 at 9:10am
    An older buck is seen here scent-checking an active communal scrape.

    Once again, we’re No. 1

    Mississippi leads the country in mature buck harvest
    April 18 at 9:00am
    Josh Smith (right) of Brandon is presented the grand prize exotic hunt, a $3,500 value from McLain Lodge, by owner Buddy McLain at the Big Buck Bounty awards breakfast. Smith's name was drawn from all hunters over 21 who entered a deer in the annual contest.

    Big Buck Bounty: Edwards best in show

    But, Smith walks off with grand prize $3,500 exotic hunt
    March 31 at 12:30pm
    Good “glass” is critical for crystal-clear views into thick brush when searching for bucks.

    Get the best sight picture

    Binoculars are a must-have for every hunter
    March 16 at 9:15am
    This photo from the author’s collection illustrates the perfect trail camera pose to allow a pretty accurate age estimate.

    Aging whitetail deer

    You have to take a few deer to be sure
    February 15 at 2:35pm
    Sylvester Badeaux shows off the monstrous 18-pointer he shot last Friday, Jan. 27 on his 200-acre lease near Hermanville in Claiborne County. The big buck green-scored 182 ¼ inches B&C.

    Louisiana hunter downs 182-inch monster in Claiborne County

    Big 18-point goes down near Hermanville on Jan. 27
    February 02 at 3:00pm
    Josh Clark was about to give up on his spot at Canemount WMA when this possible state-record buck walked out.

    2016-17 Deer of the Year

    Potential state-record buck highlights season
    February 01 at 7:00am
    The author on a 1970’s deer hunt. Note the old style “truckers hat.”

    Late-season reflections

    Nature is undeniable proof of God’s existence
    January 18 at 9:00am