Catfish

Pond time

Growing big fish begins with creating the right environment on the molecular level. The food chain in ponds begins with the microorganisms and ends with the top predators, such as largemouth bass and catfish. […]

Field Notes

Fool a snow

As soon as duck season ends, a choice few waterfowlers will pack away their duck decoys and layout boats and unload masses of white decoy shells for the snow goose conservation season. […]

Field Notes

Chum up a sheepshead

Once located, it’s not difficult to get sheepshead to bite, but finding them first is the key, and chumming can be a way to concentrate the hungry fish. […]

Deer Hunting

Make a good shot with your weapon, then with your camera

Hunters in Mississippi who take trophy bucks rarely turn down a trip to the taxidermist, even though a quality mount may cost hundreds of dollars. But few spend time taking quality photos of their kills. A shoulder mount over the fireplace will showcase a quality animal, but photographs from the day and place of the kill will better capture the event. […]

Doves will flock to fields with solid food sources; for productive hunts later in the season, find fields that aren’t cut until after Labor Day weekend.
Dove

Don’t give up on doves after Labor Day

For many hunters, the first day of dove season is often also the last day, as they quickly shift their attention to deer and the excellent fishing that September generally provides. While the dove population takes a major hit on Labor Day weekend, the rest of the season shouldn’t be ignored. 

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