Happy Trails

Set up your cameras pointing north so sunlight doesn’t trigger photos of nothing.

Buck watch: How to properly set up a trail cam spread

Always point cameras north to prevent unwanted photos
September 22, 2015 at 9:00am
This dead buck that resulted from a poacher’s roadside shot was found in early 2014 on the author’s property.

Unauthorized trespass

Are poachers ruining your hunting experience?
August 22, 2015 at 9:00am
Many Mississippi outdoorsmen tell tales of panther encounters.

Panthers: Are they for real?

The debate rages on...
July 22, 2015 at 8:47am
Eastern diamondback rattlesnakes are one of the dangers outdoorsmen face during warm weather.

Legless reptiles

Snake boots are cheap insurance
June 14, 2015 at 5:45pm
Trey and Kinsman (left) shared a great hunt, shooting these longbeards from the same blind.

We’ve come a long way

Turkey hunting then and now
May 22, 2015 at 9:00am
This buck, which was wounded at the bottom of the chest a week before, bled as if it had been shot in the liver. But it survived until it was ultimately killed chasing a doe.

Unravelling a blood trail

Sometimes we can be fooled
April 22, 2015 at 9:00am

The details make all the difference

Consistently successful hunters take time to prepare
March 22, 2015 at 9:00am
These racks from two deer that lived on the same tract of land seem to point to a genetic link between the two deer.

‘Drop Tine’ and its brother

February 22, 2015 at 9:00am
Scrape activity includes more than just deer pawing at the ground. They also use overhanging limbs to leave scents and serve as signposts of their social ranking.

The skinny on scrapes

Understand what they are and how to use them
January 22, 2015 at 9:00am
When do deer go into rut? Recent studies show breeding dates remain consistent from year to year — no matter the moon phase.

Debunking the moon myth

Scientists put the debate to rest
December 22, 2014 at 9:00am
Plan your time in the woods wisely, and then reap the rewards.

Tracking the rut phases

Be in the woods when bucks are moving
November 21, 2014 at 3:30pm
Photos like this one are proof that the extra effort in preparing mineral licks, licking branches and mock scrapes is time well spent.

Early-season camera sites

Setting up mock scrapes and mineral licks
October 22, 2014 at 9:00am
Lodging a stick behind a camera when it is strapped to a tree helps angle the camera properly.

Planning and optimizing your camera setup

September 22, 2014 at 9:00am
The time to test cameras is not when the season begins.

Plan ahead like a pro

Use off season to ensure cameras are ready
August 21, 2014 at 9:00am