• Deer Hunting

    Successful bow hunters are the ones who keep their promise to set up their stands early and leave them alone while they are getting in shooting practice.

    When it comes to deer, let it be

    Make sure you get everything right the first time
    Yesterday at 9:30am
    The 2017-18 Mississippi Outdoor Digest included some incorrect information regarding the regulations and limits for the upcoming deer season.

    MDWFP issues ‘Digest’ correction

    Incorrect data printed regarding 2017-18 deer seasons, limits
    August 16 at 11:20am
    If you encounter a deer fawn, be sure to leave it alone. Does purposely leave them bedded and hidden.

    Leave fawns alone

    August 08 at 7:00am
    Fawn drops usually begin in Mississippi in late June and then peak in July and August.

    Heavy fawn drop expected in 2017

    August 07 at 7:00am
    Josh Clark killed this 200-inch-plus monster buck on a draw hunt at Canemount WMA in 2016.

    Apply now for WMA, Rez deer hunts

    Application period open for both agencies
    August 03 at 2:00pm
    John McGriff saw this buck during preseason scouting and off and on during the early seasons, and finally dropped the hammer during the rut when the buck was following a doe.

    Never too early, or hot to start deer scouting

    Don’t just look for deer, look at all of nature’s indicators
    August 01 at 7:00am
    Harvesting antlerless deer is part of a management strategy that has led to better bucks in the Mississippi population.

    Doe limit change creates confusion

    Decades of MDWFP stressing antlerless harvest ends abruptly.
    August 01 at 7:00am
    Summertime protein feeding can pay big dividends down the road.

    Helping your deer herd

    Minerals and supplemental feeding
    July 19 at 9:00am
    Bucks like this one are hard to sneak up on during the season so hunters should prepare well in advance and come into the area in stealth mode when the shooting starts.

    July is the time to start deer prep

    Ensure your season is a success — right now!
    July 01 at 7:00am
    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