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Cover: December 2017

Mississippi’s lengthy north-south geography means the rut progresses across the state over roughly the next 60 days. It’s magic time in the deer woods — maybe you’ll finally knock down that big buck you’ve been dreaming of. […]

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Deer got you down? Be proactive.

December is here, and you’ve caught yourself sitting in the same old stand, watching the same old food plot grow. If the season isn’t going as you had hoped, perhaps it’s time to become proactive about deer hunting. […]

Bass Fishing

Hooking it up – How to change hard bait hooks

You buy a bait, remove it from the packaging, tie it to your line and make a cast. Everything should work as expected, right? Yeah, that’s generally how it goes; and as long as you’re selecting reputable products, you should expect reasonable teamwork between the piece that attracts a fish and the piece(s) that make them regret their mistake. […]

Bass Fishing

Okhissa’s ‘Back to the Future’ bass

The north boat ramp at Okhissa Lake in the Homochitto National Forest was nothing like it was in 2007 when the Bill Dance Signature Lake first opened. Instead of waiting for an endless line of eager anglers to launch their boats, I drove right up to the ramp and had my pick of the best parking spots. […]