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Prime Meridian

Joe Giles studied his LCR for a few minutes before pitching a couple of marker buoys out into the muddy waters of Okatibbee. Giles was scanning the bottom for the Gin Creek channel that cut through the Gin Creek Flats. […]

Bass Fishing

King of the Creeks

Phillip Chisolm pitched his Bandit crankbait onto the rocky shoals of Okatibbee Creek, and began working the lure slowly back until it was stopped dead in its tracks, engulfed by a ravenous spotted bass. The diminutive fish fought with a vengeance rivaled only by its cousin, the hard-fighting smallmouth bass. […]

Bass Fishing

The Spawn is Gone

Ken Murphy of Meridian surveyed the waters just off a shoreline in search of any bass activity. Spotting a ripple near a half-submerged tree top, he cast his Texas-rigged, ribbon-tailed worm, and let it sink slowly into the top. A twitch of the line signaled the accomplished angler that his first strike of the day was in process.

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Trophy Toms

Don Marascalco moved stealthily in the pre-dawn darkness shortly before daylight last April. The veteran turkey hunter had spotted a mature gobbler and a large harem of 24 hens in a pasture on a previous scouting trip near Meridian. […]

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Small-Game Serenade

Bennie Splain and Mark Kennedy paused at the edge of the woods to wait on the young hunters to catch up before releasing their dogs on the Anevay Farm near Vicksburg.

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Late-Season Trophies

Easing along the old logging trail in the pre-dawn darkness, I was stopped in my tracks by the aromatic smell of a musty rutting buck. Sensing one was nearby, I eased down and waited for daylight. […]

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Youth Hunt

In a flash, the buck charged into the herd of does and younger bucks, scattering them in all directions. The monster was furious that an immature buck had moved in on his harem. […]

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Time in the Woods

Theresa Edmonson scanned the surrounding winter wonderland in search of a deer. As her keen eyes probed the timber edge searching for bits and pieces of any deer, she spotted movement. Could this be the deer she was looking for? […]