Mississippi Deer Archery Seasons Open October 1 & 15

mississippiJACKSON – Many Mississippians are looking forward to the opening of deer archery season on October 1 for the Hill and Delta Zones and October 15 for the Southeast Zone. Longbows, recurves, compound bows, and crossbows are all considered legal archery equipment and can be used during all seasons for deer. There is no minimum or maximum draw weight, no minimum arrow length, and fixed or mechanical broadheads may be used. Continue reading

NSSF Report on ‘Hunting in the 50 States’ Shows Hunting Is More Affordable Than Many Outdoor Activities, Including Golf

A valuable resource for understanding state regulations, license fees and game species

NEWTOWN, Conn. — We’re sure you know that a day spent hunting beats a day in the office. What you might not know, though, is that a day spent hunting in many cases is more affordable than a day spent on the golf course or at a major league ballgame.

That’s something to keep in mind with National Hunting and Fishing Day  coming up on Saturday, Sept. 27. Many opportunities nationwide are available to spend a day afield that weekend. Continue reading

Brian Bakers Blackwater Buck

IMG956962 (3)If you have ever fished the Florida Panhandle for big bucketmouths, you know what pressure is. The bass population is healthy and there are plenty of good spots to get in to,  but more than a fair share of competition throughout the year despite the fact that the western Panhandle is not necessarily known for its bass fishing. But for Milton resident, Brian Baker, the panhandle has all the “right stuff”. He’s been hunting and fishing this area all of his life which has probably been a factor to his enduring success in the field. His secret? Know what right feels like (although he would probably tell you that it’s not really a secret). And maybe it’s not that simple for the rest of us, but on Brians turf, that’s what its all about. Part of his turf is Blackwater, a reoccurring location in some of his greatest experiences.
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Outdoor Alabama Sweepstakes Underway

outdoor_al_logo_3Lifetime hunting and fishing licenses, Yamaha generators and gift cards to Alabama State Parks are the prizes to be awarded in the Outdoor Alabama Sweepstakes, which runs through February 10, 2015. Entry is available at http://www.outdooralabama.com and comes automatically with the purchase of a 2014-2015 recreational hunting or fishing license. You may also enter without purchasing a license. Continue reading

Cabela’s and NSSF Join Forces To Help Prevent Illegal ‘Straw’ Purchases of Firearms

Cabela’s, National Shooting Sports Foundation Join Forces To Help Prevent Illegal ‘Straw’ Purchases of Firearms Promoting Don’t Lie for the Other Guy Program at 60 Stores Nationwide

NSSF_LogoNEWTOWN, Conn. — Cabela’s Incorporated, one of the nation’s leading specialty retailers of hunting, fishing, camping and outdoor equipment, is partnering with the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, to help prevent illegal “straw” purchases of firearms by bringing increased attention to the firearms industry’s Don’t Lie for the Other Guy program. Continue reading