Features from November 2018

  • A time to kill
    Hayes Nance was scanning the area around his stand, looking for a deer or any sign of movement, when, without warning, the woods came alive, and a couple of yearlings burst out, followed close behind by their mothers. 
  • Capt. Kenny Shiyou said the winter sheepshead bite on the U.S. 90 bridge pilings is as dependable as fishing gets on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
    Bridge the gap this fall for saltwater success
    Bridge pilings near Mississippi’s Gulf Coast will produce plenty of fish until it gets warm again next spring.
  • Catfish off the bottom
    Think of all of your hunting and fishing pursuits and imagine your quarry in its preferred environment.
  • Climb for the prize
    If you were to survey any given piece of hunting property, there are areas that cry out to be hunted. A majority of times, these areas are soon saddled with a permanent hunting stand, be it a ladder, box or other permanent fixture. A hunter may even take one or more deer from that stand the next season, or it may be one of those rare stands that produces every season. But the reason that site was chosen is because it looked good to the hunter, not because it was conducive to the deer. 
  • Sitting on the camp’s front porch is just part of the club experience for Lincoln County hunter Shane McCullough. Joining a hunting club is a tradition for many Mississippi hunters.
    How to raise deer ‘clubbing’ to an art form in Mississippi
    Tactics to keep hunting clubs vibrant and alive include changes in management of leased land, beyond just economic or membership moves.
  • The timeless allure of hunting
    For every hunter, there is a shaft of light, an opening in the woods, or a corner of a green field where his or her buck of a lifetime stands in regal splendor albeit in a dream. 

Columns - November 2018

  • Cooking with ‘Cajun spice’
    Buddy Callahan looks like anything but a Cajun with his curly blond hair, fair complexion, a stocky build and a grizzled Van Dyke beard.
  • Crackin’ Craw
    If you want to catch bass or redfish, you better get crackin’. Artificial lure manufacturer Zach Dubois, who specializes in soft plastics, has watched the fairly new Crackin’ Craw — a crawfish imitation — take the bass fishing world by storm. And to his pleasant surprise, it’s also become a go-to bait for redfish along the coast.
  • Fish Maynor Creek for November bass
    On Maynor Creek, a 500-acre lake near Waynesboro, bass are generally holding shallow this month. The grass breaking up makes accessible sections of the lake that have been almost inaccessible to anglers earlier in the year; you can see baitfish concentrating in the grass and be able to catch the big bass that have been holding deep in the grass earlier in the year.
  • Gentlemen, start your engines!
    It’s finally November, and we all know what that means. For fellow members of the deer-hunting community, the past nine months have been slowly and steadily building toward November.
  • The search image
    Catching your target fish is easy some days, hard or even seemingly impossible other days. 

Outdoor Updates - November 2018

Field Notes - November 2018