GLOCK Gen4 Models

GLOCK is introducing three new models to the Gen4 pistol family for 2012. The G21 (.45 Auto), G32 (.357) and G34 (9X19) Gen4 models come with three different grip options, enabling the pistol to adapt to each individual shooter’s hand size, and the original recoil spring has been replaced with a dual recoil spring assembly, which noticeably reduces felt recoil. […]

Freshwater Fishing

Crappie fishing notes

Veteran angler Jimmy Chambers of Hollandale grew up fishing Lake Washington for bream and crappie and jug fishing for catfish. Deemed a closed-off oxbow, Washington differs from most open-end oxbows like Chotard and Albemarle that directly fluctuate with the Mississippi River. Chambers says that to understand crappie fishing on Washington, you need to understand two things — water levels and cypress trees. […]


Nature’s Vacuum Cleaner

A serious dog man will sink thousands of dollars into the right hound. Coon hunters are especially proud of good bloodlines, and go to great measures to protect their hounds. Micro-chip implants, ear tattoos, GPS tracking collars, food, vaccinations and the like become a huge investment. So when a hound gets injured for any reason, it becomes a big deal. […]


Underwater eyes

Underwater video cameras have been around for decades without gaining the popularity they deserve. They have always delivered decent picture detail, but the older cathode ray tube (CRT) screens used by earlier models suffered visibility problems from glare and grayed out in bright sunlight. […]

Bass Fishing

Tandem-rigged baits serve targeted purposes

How quick are you on the follow-up cast? Can you reel up the first rod, grab a different one and drop a new bait at the point of a missed strike in, say, 10 seconds? A little less? No matter your speed — and assuming you can do it with accuracy — you simply won’t present a follow-up bait faster than a tandem rig. […]

Deer Hunting

Trail camera scouting

This is my inaugural column in Mississippi Sportsman based around the general topic of trail-camera scouting. Each month I will share advice, tips, tactics, strategies and techniques regarding the use of digital scouting cameras that have proven useful to me over time in the successful pursuit of whitetail deer on my farm in west-central Mississippi. […]