Old Mississippi Waters Offer New Action

The town of Biloxi sits astride a peninsula with Biloxi Bay,
also known as Back Bay, on the northern side and Mississippi Sound to the south. An arm of the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi Sound extends about 90 miles along the coast between the mainland and a chain of barrier islands. Throughout the entire estuary and adjacent waters, anglers can often find excellent fishing for several species!

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Antler Restrictions: Stop Counting Points

Ed W. from Mississippi writes to ask about antler restrictions. "My
home state was the first to institute state-wide antler restrictions. We used
antler points as our restriction method, but this year we’ve switched to either
a minimum inside spread of 12 inches or 10 inches (depending on where you are
in the state) or a main-beam length of 15 inches or 13 inches. Which is best,
antler points or antler spread?”

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Better Deer Management: Points Or Antler Spread?

Ellen T. from Mississippi writes to ask about antler restrictions.
"We have an antler restriction regulation here in Mississippi based on the
number of points on one antler. However, I understand that Texas now has an
antler restriction based on the spread of the antlers. What is the difference
and which one is best?

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Are Deer Flukes Harmful?

“Cowboy” Harrison writes: We hunt on a small farm in Northeast Mississippi and have hunted there for 30-plus years. After harvesting a large doe, we elected to cut into her liver and found it full of half-dollar size flukes. Is this something I should be alarmed about? I understand that can’t hurt you, however.”

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Will Antler Hit Buck Return?

Jim H. from Mississippi writes to tell me that a friend he hunted with on a small farm shot a giant buck with a rifle, but only hit the antler. “Will that buck be there next year?” he asks. And he also wants to know what to plant to attract deer next winter.

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Sizzling Gulf Coast Redfish Action

Two rods hit at just about the same time. Caleb and Austin grabbed hold, fought, and boated our first redfish of the day. For the next 50 minutes, our baits never had a chance to hit the bottom! We were catching 25-pound to 35-pound redfish on EVERY CAST!

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Deadly Dudley Does Right

Ike and Betty Hopper of Timberview Lodge, Porterville, Miss., like to make sure their visiting hunters get a healthy dose of local flavor. Ike wanted me to meet Jack Dudley of DeKalb who he said had grown the biggest and best-producing tomato plants in the country. He also was a champion turkey caller.

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