It's time for Mississippians to get your calls and shotguns ready because today is opening day for the 2016 spring gobbler season which will end on May 1. Younger hunters age 15 and under started a week before on March 8. Bag limits for the spring season is one adult gobbler or one gobbler with at least a six inch beard per day, not to exceed three per spring season. Young hunters can harvest one gobbler of choice per day, not to exceed three per spring season. Spring turkey season is closed in the following counties or parts thereof of Coahoma, Quitman and Sunflower.
A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter
Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.
Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.