Deer Hunting

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. […]

Deer Hunting

Time is short

My goodness, where has the time gone? In another month, SEC football games will be playing live on television, and the opening of archery season for deer will be less than 30 days away. If you haven’t already been working hard in your spare time to ensure that your hunting property, tree stands and weapons of choice are all ready to rock-n-roll, you are already behind the proverbial “8 ball.”

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Deer Hunting

Never too early for trail cams

A question I was asked by a deer hunter the first week of June stands out as July rolls around. He wanted to know in what stage bucks’ antler growth would be, but the big question was, “Would it be worth it to put cameras up?” 

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Deer Hunting

Prepare yourself and be cautious

We find ourselves in the “in-between season.” Here in the Deep South, it is not only the season of insects, heat and humidity, snakes and poison ivy, but it is also the season of summer food plots, bush-hogging of fields and roads and weed spraying.

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Deer Hunting

Another look at CWD feeding ban

Unless you have been holed up in a cave with no way of communicating for the past three or four months, you are well aware that a buck discovered on Jan. 25 in Issaquena County tested positive for chronic wasting disease. 

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Deer Hunting

CWD is here!

I had something else in mind originally for this column, but the recent happenings regarding the finding of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a Mississippi deer is more important than anything else. 

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Deer Hunting

How’d that happen?

On one particular afternoon in mid-January, my son-in-law, Jody, had the itch to head over to his favorite deer-hunting area to try and get a crack at a couple of elusive, mature bucks  he had captured on trail camera. The weather was right, and the wind was blowing from a favorable direction, enabling him to get into a really thick area where these late-rut bucks seemed to be holed up.

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Deer Hunting

Food for thought:

By the time you are reading this, unless you live in the extreme southern part of Mississippi, the 2017-2018 deer season will already be “in the books,” as they say. 

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