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    Green grass next to heavy cover is an excellent place to ambush rabbits once the dogs get them running.

    More facts on rabbits

    Female cottontail rabbits are called does, and they begin breeding in January and continue through September, with litter sizes ranging from four to five young. A single doe may add 20 to 25 young to the population in a single year. Gestation for the cottontail is 28 days, and the female may rebreed while still nursing young. The average age of a wild cottontail is 15 months.

    February 15 at 7:00am
    Coyotes are considered a predator on wild turkey in Mississippi, and in February will share the focus of the MDWFP's Habitat and Predator Management Month.

    MDWFP: February is habitat and predator management month

    A targeted campaign addressing wildlife habitat management and predator control is being conducted in February by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

    February 01 at 4:20pm

    Ticks are no joke

    We’ve all shown up at the camp and just hit the woods to slip around and bag a squirrel or two without a thought to dangers posed by ticks.

    October 14, 2016 at 6:00am
    This rattlesnake was enjoying a meal of rabbit when two hunters from Louisiana found it during a deer camp workday in Jefferson County near Fayette.

    Hunters catch rattler taking rabbit out of season

    The penalty is death for taking rabbits out of hunting season, at least it was for one shoulder-less hunter caught in the act in late July during a deer camp workday in Jefferson County.

    August 18, 2016 at 10:45am
    Since adult crows can eat up to 15 pounds of pecans apiece in a month, owners of commercial pecan groves despise the big black birds. Hunters can usually gain access to the groves to hunt the birds, simply by being courteous and promising to leave nothing behind but footprints.

    Crow, snipe can be fun

    Two birds that give hunters some entertaining and offbeat opportunities — crow and snipe — are legal to hunt through Feb. 28.

    February 17, 2016 at 2:00pm
    Treetop squirrels can be tricky.

    Squirrel and rabbit hunting, one more time

    It is definitely not time to put away your shotgun or .22 rimfire rifle.

    February 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    Using an ATV for an elevated shooting position while rabbit hunting is legal, according to the MDWFP law enforcement chief. However, at no time with the motor running is a hunter allowed to have a loaded firearm in his/her hands.

    ATVs for rabbits: Toeing fine line of legality

    In Mississippi, according to the law, hunting from a motorized vehicle is illegal, which, with rabbit season opening Oct. 18 will soon come into play.

    October 15, 2015 at 5:00pm
    Mississippians can begin chasing rabbits Saturday statewide. The limit is 8 daily and the season ends Feb. 28.

    Rabbit season opens Saturday

    With Mississippi’s statewide rabbit season opening on Saturday (Oct. 17), a lot of hunters are wondering how drought affects rabbits and the art of hunting them.

    October 15, 2015 at 4:00pm
    The spring limit on squirrel in Mississippi is four, which avid hunters like Johnny McKinion of Pelahatchie should find easy to fill.

    State’s first spring squirrel season opens Friday

    Nearly a decade in the making, Mississippi’s first spring squirrel season will open statewide on Friday (May 15) and offer small game enthusiasts the opportunity to ...

    May 13, 2015 at 4:15pm
    Mississippi's first spring squirrel season is another opportunity to introduce children to small game hunting.

    Squirrel hunters mixed on spring season

    Avid squirrel hunter Mark Beason of Jackson knows snakes are a springtime problem for his champion squirrel dogs, but it won’t stop him from spending time in the woods during Mississippi’s first May season.

    May 06, 2015 at 9:00am
    Whether it’s from the bed of a UTV or the seat of an ATV, the elevation gives a rabbit hunter an advantage of a better view down into the mass of a thicket.

    Toeing a fine line of legality

    In Mississippi, according to the law, hunting from a motorized vehicle is illegal.

    February 15, 2015 at 7:00am
    A group of Delta rabbit hunters pose with part of their day’s take.

    The Fast and the Furious — Rabbit hunting in the Mississippi Delta

    The swarm of hunters mounted their ATVs and UTVs and drove into the thickets of a CRP area near Greenwood on an early morning hunt on the last day of the 2013-14 season. 

    February 01, 2015 at 7:00am
    Chasing rabbits and squirrels provides the opportunities to enjoy time afield with buddies and family.

    Hunting season isn’t over

    Don’t despair just because the deer-hunting seasons are over (or at least coming to a close). There is still plenty of hunting left to do and, in fact, some of the best family and friend-friendly hunting trips are yet to come our way.

    February 01, 2015 at 7:00am
    Part of the Youth Squirrel Hunt Initiative is volunteer squirrel dog handlers taking youngsters aged 10 to 15 on a public lands hunt. But there is a deadline to apply for the February hunts.

    7 youth squirrel hunts set for early February

    Designed to recruit more hunters to the pursuit of small game, seven squirrel hunts for youth aged 10 to 15 years are scheduled around Mississippi on Feb. 7. 

    December 23, 2014 at 6:00am
    You’ve killed a few squirrels, and now it’s time to prep them for cooking. Here are the steps to making quick work of the process.

    7 steps to clean a squirrel

    I grew up squirrel hunting, but one thing I didn’t learn was a way to clean squirrels that didn’t end with picking hair off the carcasses.

    December 18, 2014 at 7:30am
    Filling your bag with squirrels can be tough, but a few simple rules can help you up the odds of success.

    Top 6 squirrel-hunting tips

    Keith LaCaze is a lifelong hunter, and he chases pretty much everything that lives in the wild. Deer, hogs, rabbits, squirrels and wood ducks — they’re all on his hit list.

    December 17, 2014 at 7:30am