Deer of the Year

Flora high-schooler kills two Madison County trophy bucks

Clara Grace Bozeman has been deer hunting with her dad Harvey for a few years now, and she harvested her first buck at the young age of 10.

“Clara Grace told me she wanted to go hunting and use her own gun as well,” Harvey Bozeman said. “So I bought her a 7mm-08 Browning A-Bolt, and we went hunting the next year and she killed her first deer with it. And she’s never missed since!”

She continued that streak with two huge bucks killed during the Christmas holiday while hunting on the Madison County family farm. […]

Deer of the Year

Public-land dog-hunt ends with 150-class buck

All Johnnie Dupont could see of the big buck slipping along the ridge was the front shoulders and rear end.

But after seeing a few deer easing through the woods ahead of the hounds released for a Dec. 27 dog drive in the Homochitto National Forest, Dupont kept his eyes on this one that had stopped to look and listen. […]

Deer of the Year

Yazoo County 15-year-old downs huge typical buck

Fifteen-year-old Josh Alford of Brandon knew what buck he wanted to kill when he hit the woods with his brother and uncle during Christmas break because the big 12-point typical had been captured on trail-cam photos several times.

What Alford didn’t know until he killed it on Dec. 29 was that it was just a monster Yazoo County deer: It has been green scored by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks at 192 gross inches. […]

Breaking News

Another possible Lauderdale County record buck taken

Last Wednesday (Jan. 18) was the final day of Mississippi’s Deer Management Zone 1 modern-rifle season, and Ricky Sullivan was in his shooting house as he had been countless times during the long season.

He had lived in that stand the previous week, missing only that Tuesday because of work, because bucks were running does seemingly everywhere across East Mississippi. […]

Events & Announcements

February issue getting printed now

The staff of Mississippi Sportsman sent the February issue to the printer yesterday (Jan. 17), and subscribers should start seeing it in their mailboxes early next week.

The cover features Will Rives, who arrowed what may be a new state-record archery buck two weeks ago. Inside, the issue is jam-packed with all the information you need to have success in the woods and on the water this time of year. Here’s the feature lineup: […]

Deer of the Year

Annual deer hunting trip leads to 170-class trophy buck

Dusty Smith and his father have hunted at Giles Island for the last four years and come to enjoy their annual getaway to the renowned area northwest of Natchez.

Last season Smith killed a fine 8-point that scored about 120. When he and his father returned last autumn for their hunt, he couldn’t believe his good fortune when he knocked down another trophy buck. […]

Deer of the Year

Family farm gives up 155-inch Clay County 8-point

West Point’s Robert Lott was practically born into a deer hunter’s paradise. The 2,500-acre timber farm in Clay County on which he lives has been in his family for four generations and is loaded with deer.

Soon after Lott, his dad and younger brother, headed for their deer stands on Dec. 15, one of the farm’s monarchs stepped into the crosshairs of his scope. That buck, a product of careful management, later scored in the mid 150s Boone & Crockett. […]