Deer of the Year

Potential Mississippi state-record buck killed

What could be the largest typical buck ever killed in Mississippi was downed Wednesday — and it came on one of the state’s wildlife management areas.

Josh Clark killed the deer that has been green scored as high as 205 inches during a draw hunt on Canemount WMA near Port Gibson, Miss.


Deer Hunting

MDWFP makes cases for illegal cervid importation

Mississippi conservation officers last week made nine cases of illegal importation of cervid carcasses, enforcing a new regulation passed in May aimed at protecting the state’s deer herd from chronic wasting disease.

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks said the cases were made after calls from concerned citizens and through cooperation with other state and federal agencies.


No Picture

Baton Rouge host of Syndicate Hunting accused of illegal Alaskan hunts

A Baton Rouge man who hosted the Sportsman Channel’s Syndicate Hunting has been accused of illegal hunts in Alaska and has reportedly been let go from the show, according to online reports.

Lance David Walker, 37, faces two misdemeanor charges for violating the Lacey Act, a conservation law prohibiting the sale of illegally taken wildlife, according to the Alaska Dispatch News of Anchorage.



Mississippi state-record alligator snagged, dragged to boat

The Mississippi state record for the heaviest alligator was set last night in the wee hours of opening of the 2014 hunting season when three buddies killed a 756-pounder hunting in the state’s Southwest Zone.

The beastly gator broke the record set last year by a 741.5-pounder killed by a Madison hunter.

And remember: These alligators have to be snagged manually (no set lines) and dragged to the boat to be dispatched.