Theirs is a relationship and a story that transcends most father and son hunting kinships, little 13-year-old Jason and his dad Dana Sanders, who recently celebrated the youngster’s first deer taken with a bow.
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.
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.
Following conventional wisdom about deer hunting and wind direction, Brandon Nettles never would have hunted the buck he did where he did on the opening day of the 2015 Mississippi archery season.
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.
Opening morning of the youth turkey season turned into a numbers game for 12-year-old Gage McTaggart, who was hunting with his dad Todd and caller Brett Thompson at Homochitto National Forest in Southwest Mississippi.
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.