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A mature male channel catfish (right) develops a swollen head and thickened lips before spawning season. His body color also changes from the normal olive green shown on the female on the left to a dark slate gray.

Catfish genes

June 15 at 7:00am
This young lady rode in style as she accompanied her dad as he participated in the Ride the Bull kayak fishing tournament in Caminada Pass last summer. The added rear seat made for a great place to relax while the two spent the day on the water.

June’s Best Bets

June 15 at 7:00am
Morris took this nice late-season bull elk near Norwood last November.

Choosing the right hunting outfitter

DIY might be a cheaper alternative, but sometimes going with a local guide makes the most sense
May 23 at 12:35pm
Supplemental feeding of deer has been banned in six Mississippi counties and three Louisiana parishes after an Issaquena County deer was discovered to have CWD in January.

Another look at CWD feeding ban

Could Mississippi officials have used better boundaries than county lines?
May 22 at 9:00am
The modern Port Eads Marina, placed on the banks of South Pass, allows anglers to “sleep where the fish live.”

The new Port Eads

May 15 at 7:00am
The actual size of the jawbone makes for easy identification of fawns and 6-month old deer.

How to age white-tailed deer: Part I

The breeding Chronology of Louisiana deer can make aging challenging — but it can be done
May 12 at 9:00am
With almost 200 results back so far, the LDWF has not received any positives for chronic wasting disease in the deer herd in Northeast Louisiana. The department plans to sample at least 300 deer.

LDWF: Still no CWD cases in Northeast Louisiana

Additional sampling continues, but no positive results yet
May 04 at 4:03pm
Don’t underestimate the value of simple hand tools. A hand rake goes anywhere and is helpful with removing debris so you can expose the dirt and begin planting.

Growing a poor man’s food plot

Forget the expensive marketing gimmicks, and get back to the basics. Here are some simple methods you can implement right now to provide supplemental feed for your deer herd.
May 01 at 7:00am
The late Gene Sutherland loved woods and white-tails in a life that spanned almost 70 years.

A life well-lived: Making memories in the woods

Hunting mentor’s letter reminds us of what’s really important in the field
May 01 at 7:00am
Game cameras are great for locating big gobblers. Just remember to maintain a distance of 200 or more yards from any active deer feeders when hunting a long beard.

Have a safe turkey season

Validate your tags, and take precautions in the woods
April 24 at 9:00am
The author with a mature buck. Unfortunately, older-aged bucks seem to be the most CWD- susceptible members of whitetail deer society.

CWD in Mississippi

Magnolia state hunters need to understand the disease, how government agencies are responding and why certain decisions are being made
April 22 at 9:00am
Though initially more expensive, a chamber vacuum sealer will eventually pay for itself because the bags are inexpensive — and you save time and trouble because it can seal liquids.

Aprex Predator reviews a chamber vacuum sealer

More expensive, but cheaper bags and ability to seal liquids make it a good investment
April 20 at 2:32pm