• Deer Hunting

    A total of 128 deer from six counties in the 25-mile buffer zone have tested negative for CWD.

    Second round of CWD tests all negative

    MDWFP confirms total of 128 deer have been sampled
    March 13 at 1:25pm
    The MDWFP will host its second public meeting at the Vicksburg Convention Center on March 19 to discuss CWD and its response plan.

    MDWFP sets CWD meeting in Vicksburg

    Public invited to a March 19 discussion at Convention Center
    March 12 at 8:00am
    The MDWFP will continue to monitor the CWD situation and collect deer for sampling.

    CWD testing finds no new cases

    MDWFP: All CWD tests were negative
    March 07 at 9:55am
    Over 60 samples from the containment area were sent to be tested, and the MDWFP expects results back this week.

    MDWFP relying on other CWD states

    Arkansas’ advice: Communicate with public every step of way
    March 06 at 8:00am
    With deer season in the rearview mirror, take time now to scout your woods for sign you might have missed last season.

    There’s no better time than now to prepare

    Review this season’s successes and failures, then adjust to up your odds next fall
    March 01 at 7:00am
    The Mississippi Department of Health is advising against eating venison from from deer taken in the 6-county area.

    Mineral, salt licks added to CWD feeding ban

    Health officials advise against eating venison from 6-county area
    February 22 at 3:00pm
    The public is invited to attend a meeting on how state officials plan to deal with Mississippi’s first confirmed case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).

    CWD public meeting in Jackson

    Session set for 6:30 p.m. at Natural Science Museum
    February 20 at 5:20pm
    One of the author’s nephews with a fully mature buck taken after a long, quiet hike to the stand.

    Food for thought:

    Is the convenience of an ATV worth the disturbance when it comes to getting to your stand undetected?
    February 14 at 9:00am
    Mississippi’s first case of a CWD-infected deer was confirmed Feb. 9 when an Iowa laboratory completed its tests on a free-range mature buck found dead Jan. 25 in Issaquena County.

    Deer feeding banned in 6 counties due to CWD

    Mississippi’s first case of fatal deer disease confirmed in Issaquena County in early February
    February 12 at 4:30pm
    Aubrey Dale hunted all season to get her first rack buck, but it paid off on Jan. 28 when she took this 175-pound 7-point on family land in Holmes County.

    Brandon youngster really has to wait on first buck

    Fourth-grader drills 7-pointer; buck found later,buried in leaves by bobcat
    February 08 at 10:20am
    Presleigh Stigler, 7, of Florence, killed two deer on Jan. 31, the final day of the season, including this 146-inch 10-point. A doe and that buck were the first two deer she’s taken without help holding the gun.

    Season’s last day is one to remember for 7-year-old

    Second-grader kills doe, adds 10-point, 146-inch trophy buck on Jan. 31
    February 08 at 9:30am
    The author killed this hit-list buck, nicknamed Saban, on Christmas Eve — after taking plenty of care not to put too much pressure on it.

    Learn to manage hunting pressure

    Key to successful hunting is keeping deer from knowing you’re around
    February 01 at 7:00am
    Mike Norsworthy of Brandon was sitting in a double-ladder stand with his 10-year-old son, Finn, when Finn arrowed this 162-inch buck this past October.<br />

    Deer of the year

    Deer of the year 2017-18
    February 01 at 7:00am

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    February 01 at 7:00am
    Ross Carpenter, 15 of Greenwood, killed this 18-point

    Teen takes 185-inch cactus buck

    Carpenter’s 18-point oddity was still in velvet on Jan. 13
    January 29 at 10:00am
    For most Mississippians, this weekend represents their final chance to hunt deer as the sun sets on another season.

    Final weekend for most deer hunters

    Season ends Jan. 31 in all but the Southeast Zone
    January 26 at 3:00pm