Deer of the Year

Persistence pays off with Hinds County trophy buck

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” This is one of my favorite quotes by Thomas A. Edison. And while I am certain that Mr. Edison was not a deer hunter, his words certainly reflect the persistence of one Madison County deer hunter. […]

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Nighttime Bandits

“Load up, Music!”

The old blue tick coon hound did as Buddy Lisk commanded, leaping excitedly onto the tailgate of the pickup and settling in next to his litter mate, Blaze, for the short ride to Christian Bottom. […]

Deer of the Year

Claiborne County yields opening-week trophy buck

Having grown up hunting his family’s farm in rural Claiborne County, 23-year-old Patrick McManus is no stranger to massive whitetails. His walls are adorned with a number of these monsters, but none had been taken with stick and string.

An avid bowhunter since the young age of 12, McManus has harvested dozens of does with archery gear; however, due to an intense deer management program combined with his own personal choice to hold out for a mature whitetail, McManus had yet to realize his dream of taking a trophy buck with his bow. […]

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High-Noon Showdown

In the movie “Groundhog Day,” weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is doomed to repeat Groundhog Day again and again until he learns that his actions can affect the outcome.

Anyone addicted to turkey hunting can easily understand the frustration experienced by Connors of having to live out the same frustrating scenario day after day. And such was the case for me during the 1992 spring turkey season. […]

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2012 Turkey Season Forecast

The Magnolia State is blessed with some of the finest turkey hunting to be found anywhere in North America. But before you can draw a bead and seal the deal on a longbeard, you must first identify the areas that offer up the best opportunities for success.

Here is what the state’s top turkey biologists are predicting for the 2012 spring turkey season. […]

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2012 Turkey Season Forecast

The Magnolia State is blessed with some of the finest turkey hunting to be found anywhere in North America. But before you can draw a bead and seal the deal on a longbeard, you must first identify the areas that offer up the best opportunities for success.

Here is what the state’s top turkey biologists are predicting for the 2012 spring turkey season. […]