A conversation over drinks aboard an 80-foot luxury fishing boat off British Columbia led to a Mississippi adventure that landed a Canadian big game hunter one of his most exciting trophies — a 12-foot alligator that weighed over 600 pounds. […]
It broke a trolling motor. It broke a boat trailer winch strap. But what the 697 1/2-pounder will most be remembered for breaking is Mississippi’s record for heaviest alligator ever taken by a hunter. […]
As we have many times in the past few years when we need fillets quickly for a weekend fish fry, my partner and I hooked up the boat and headed to Calling Panther Lake near Crystal Springs Wednesday (Sept. 19).
The 500-acre Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks lake didn’t let us down. Using spinning gear, 8-pound fluorocarbon leader off 10-pound braid, and drop shot worms, we quickly started picking off our targets — undersized bass that are in great number in Panther.
So much so that MDWFP biologists urge fishermen to take as many as they want, up to 30 apiece a day, of bass under 20 inches. […]
Jacob Sartain worked all summer long to create habitat to generate teal hunting opportunities, manicuring the abandoned catfish ponds on his Delta property to provide what the blue-winged birds would want.
So many hours, so much sweat and for what?
“On opening day, we hunted less than 30 minutes,” Sartain said. “On Sunday, we hunted about 30 minutes.” […]
Hunting, fishing and other wildlife-related activities remain important to Mississippi’s economy and quality of life, according to preliminary results of a national survey released Wednesday (Sept. 12) by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. […]
Tim Taylor didn’t get drawn for the Mississippi public lands alligator hunt, but he ended up with a trophy that will soon be hanging on his wall just the same. “Great photo isn’t it?” said Taylor, who works for the City of Ridgeland Parks Department […]
The way I figured it, I had two choices on the opening day of dove season last weekend, either an afternoon hunt when a heat advisory had been issued, or a cooler morning hunt leaving plenty of time for football. I wimped out, and accepted one of my invitations to a morning hunt. I chose poorly. […]
As silver linings go, this one stinks.Bad.Capt. Sonny Schindler has never seen anything like it, the thousands of dead nutria pushing into the west end of the Mississippi Sound after apparently being drowned by Hurricane Isaac’s storm surge. […]