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Too Many Deer?

A time existed in Mississippi when a statement like “Don’t you think we have too many deer?” was met with gut-busting laughs among groups of hunters. […]

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Home on the Range

In the poem penned by Brewster Higley in 1873 that later became the State Song of Kansas, Home on the Range lyrics included the most noted line: “Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam and the deer and the antelope play.” […]

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Late-Season Buck Strategies

Kevin Coughran’s swan song is one that is often played out about the time the holiday-season deer hunting has ended and almost everyone is back at work. If that big buck is not already at the taxidermist by now, a great many deer hunters are starting to think recliners, football playoffs, warm fireplaces, even spring fishing and turkey hunting. […]

Deer Hunting

For best results, avoid taking culls

The debate is fully entrenched now. It crept in through the back door, but now it pops up all over the place. It certainly caught me off guard. In fact, I probably would never have seen the issue on the Mississippi deer hunting radar screen if a co-worker had not mentioned it to me. […]

Deer Hunting

Now’s the time to bag your trophy

Gather around the campfire boys, it’s time for some soapbox preaching. It’s the heat of the deer hunting season. Now is the time to strike while the iron is hot and the whitetail buck testosterone is running wild. […]

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CSI:Mississippi

Your heart is still pounding uncontrollably as the overdose of adrenaline rushes through your veins. Only seconds have passed since you squeezed the trigger on the biggest buck you’ve ever seen. Everything happened so fast that it almost seemed like a dream. […]

Deer Hunting

Is vanilla your favorite rifle flavor?

Wake-up calls can come from the strangest places at the strangest times. While attending a gun show in Jackson a few months back, I got a rude awakening from a guy walking the show floor. I was carrying a Remington 700 Mountain Rifle with the detachable magazine, which is no longer made, with the intent to sell or trade it. […]

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Happy Trails

Deer hunters are always looking for an edge to help them harvest that buck of a lifetime, and as any successful deer hunter will acknowledge, information is the most valuable resource when hunting trophy whitetails. […]