• Turkey Hunting

    Fooling wiley turkeys means you have to have as many tools as possible.

    5 calls for turkey hunters

    Don’t go in the woods without these tools
    March 20 at 6:00am
    Mississippi's week-long youth-only (age 15 and under) turkey season opened on Wednesday and state wildlife officials are urging all hunters to voluntarily report their harvests this year.

    Youth turkey season opens

    MDWFP asking for voluntary harvest reporting
    March 08 at 2:00pm
    Triple Beard

    Triple Beard

    March 01 at 9:55am
    The overall turkey numbers in most places, especially in the central part of the state, will likely be up due to a good hatch last summer.

    2017 turkey forecast

    Turkey numbers are up, but does that mean a banner hunting year? Here’s what the experts say.
    March 01 at 7:00am
    Ronnie “Cuz” Strickland enjoys sharing his turkey obsession with others, especially daughter Lauren, and their double was a sweet day.

    March of the toms — Keys to early season turkey success

    There’s one key to early season turkey success: Being ‘relentlessly patient.’ These expert hunters tell you why it’s important to tagging a longbeard.
    March 01 at 7:00am
    Mississippi has a lot of prime public hunting land for the spring turkey. Some of the best is at Hillside and Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuges in the Delta.

    Hillside NWR accepting turkey applications

    Three hunting periods are open to hunters
    January 24 at 12:40pm
    Born with spina bifida, Mark Brown refuses to let his disability define him. Always an avid hunter, this year he reached another goal of killing his first gobbler.

    Wheelchair-bound hunter kills gobbler

    After a four-year chase, Brown gets his bird near Smithville
    May 19, 2016 at 11:30am
    Turkeys feeding on grain in a field are vulnerable to seeds that have been treated with certain insecticides. The deaths of 15 hens in Tallahatchie County are being attributed to treated seeds that were found during necropsies of the dead fowl.

    Treated seeds blamed in turkey deaths

    Necropsies on 15 hens found in Tallahatchie County confirm poisoning
    May 09, 2016 at 4:20pm
    Scott Kimock (left) poses with Lee Blackmon (right) and the York County gobbler that scored 168.4 by NWTF standards, and is the nation's best turkey killed with a bow.

    Hunter arrows record book, 7-bearded gobbler

    Bird is highest scoring NWTF turkey in S.C., best in nation taken with bow
    May 02, 2016 at 2:45pm
    Turkeys will congregate just about anywhere, as long as there’s enough food and safe places to roost at night.

    Why are turkeys so tough to hunt?

    April 15, 2016 at 7:00am