Deer Hunting

200-inch Mississippi buck arrowed

It was fitting that Shane Ragon fell to his knees when he first put his hands on the massive antlers of the buck he killed Oct. 6 in the middle of a sweet potato field near his home in Calhoun County.

Heck, he was on both knees when he made the shot.

“I am not ashamed to tell you that I got very emotional when I grabbed those antlers and lifted them up and saw what I had done,” the 40-year-old Ragon said. “I cried. I laughed. I cried again. And I laughed again. […]

Bobby C's Outdoors

Gun safety a must when dove season opens

Last week, this writer recounted the best dove hunt of my life, when I limited out — 12 back then — in less than a box of shells in under an hour. But even better than my shooting was the organization of the hunt, which was held by a Delta landowner to benefit his son’s high school baseball team. […]

Bobby C's Outdoors

Outdoor voice now reaches TV, radio

I know. I know. I know.

Believe me, I know how lucky I’ve been.

For the past 30 years, it has been my job to hunt and fish in Mississippi, and write about it. I had the privilege of meeting sportsmen and women, hearing their wonderful stories and then putting those words on paper.

It has been fun. […]

Breaking News

Study of BP oil spill dispersants ‘scary,’ biologists say

Coastal fishermen have enjoyed great fishing since the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster of 2010, but they have lived with the fear of potential long-term impacts to the ecosystem lurking in their minds.

A study released Tuesday on the Public Library of Science Web site indicates there is definite cause for future worry — but not because of the 200 million gallons of crude that spewed unabated into the Gulf of Mexico for over three months. […]