A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Velvet Buck Season Permits On Sale For September Hunt


In the 2022 Legislative Season, House Bill 1035 was passed, establishing a velvet buck season in Mississippi. To participate in this season, hunters must obtain a special Velvet Season Permit. These permits will be available to purchase on August 1, 2022, at anywhere you can purchase a hunting and fishing license.

Here’s what you need to know to be ready to hunt this September:

When: September 16-18, 2022

Where: Private Lands Only

What: Only legal bucks for the respective Deer Management Unit may be harvested. Find your Deer Management Unit here.

With: Archery Only – Longbows, recurves, compound bows, and crossbows. There is no minimum or maximum draw weight. There is no minimum length arrow. Fixed or mechanical broadheads may be used.

Price: Unless exempt or have a lifetime license, all hunters must possess a valid Velvet Season Permit. The cost of the permit for residents is $10.00. For non-residents, this permit is included in your $50.00 deer permit.

Additional Rules to note:

  • Bag Limit – The bag limit is one (1) legal buck, and this buck will count towards your annual antlered deer bag limit.
  • Mandatory Harvest Reporting – Hunters (including license-exempt hunters) must report their harvest by 10:00 p.m. the day of harvest. Hunters can report via the MDWFP Smartphone App or MDWFP web portal.
  • Mandatory CWD Sampling – All harvested bucks must be submitted for CWD sampling to an MDWFP CWD Drop-off freezer or to an MDWFP participating taxidermist within 5 days of harvest.
  • Find a CWD Drop-Off Freezer
  • Find a Participating Taxidermist

Monday, August 08, 2022

Bear Cub Hit By Car On 465 North of Town


Saturday afternoon about 4 p.m., a driver on 465 near Eagle Lake struck a bear cub on the roadway.

The driver stopped and returned to find the bear Cub, who it appears did not survive the hit. MDWFP was contacted along with Warren County Sheriff’s deputies.

Before officials could arrive, the driver alerted them the bear had survived the impact and was coming out of it.

Lee Harvey with MDWFP took control of the scene and established a safe perimeter from the cub. It was unclear if the mother was still in the area or if the injured cub would lash out. Several people were asked to move from the area.

The Vicksburg Daily News will update on the condition of the cub as more information becomes available.

Thursday, August 04, 2022

MS Man Pulled a Massive 104lb. Catfish From River

A  Brookhaven man Christopher Halley pulled a massive 104lb. Catfish from the Mississippi River at Natchez on a trot line over the weekend while learning how to fish with his mother-in-law, Sandra Case, and father-in-law, David Case.  My congratulations on a catch of a lifetime.  Some good eating for sure for the whole family.

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Alligodzilla Is Down

15-foot alligator was killed in Florida for eating cattle. Alligodzilla is down!

May be an image of 1 person, crocodile and outdoors

Friday, July 29, 2022

The Sandbar Is Out

Took these two pictures of the sandbar yesterday afternoon on the Louisiana side of the Mississippi River at Vicksburg, Mississippi! The Ameristar Casino is shown above. The MS River stage is 13.43 ft. The flood stage is 43 ft.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Michael's First Deer

Daniel Famer's nephew, Michael Alphonso, got his 6-point buck back the other day.  This is his first deer to kill, not baited, and no fancy stands. So proud of him.  My first deer was a 6-point buck, and I shot it from a flat platform with steps.  My very first deer stand back in 1986. You will never forget your first deer kill in our great Mississippi outdoors!  My congratulations to this young hunter!

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Happy Belated Birthday, Emma!

Wishing my Granddaughter, Emma, a very Happy 15th Birthday yesterday.  She will be coming to see me in August, and I will be going to Virginia to see her in September for her Mom's 50th Birthday.  I love you so much and hope you had a great birthday!  xoxo  Gran Gran

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Fat Raccoon

I took this picture of this FAT raccoon eating through my bedroom window next door. My neighbor feeds him. I had heard about the raccoon, but this was the first time I had seen it.

I'm sure more than one raccoon comes to a free meal.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Happy 38th Birthday Sonya!

My Granddaughter, Sonya Michelle Gordy, turns 38 years old today! She is the oldest of six granddaughters, and I'm proud to say that she has served in the U. S. Navy. She went to boot camp at Great Lakes, IL, and was stationed at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA. She had signed up for 6 years and planned to be a linguist but became ill and was honorably medically discharged. She attended MS State University at Starkville and the University of Southern MS at Hattiesburg. She's planning to return to Southern MS to further her education. Sonya is fluent in French, German, Spanish, and Chinese Mandarin. While living in her hometown of Vicksburg, Sonya took the Hunters Education Course and had planned to hunt with me until she moved away to Magee, MS. I would take her to the deer camp and practice shooting my .22 rifle, and she was very good at hitting the bull's eye. Sonya has also performed on stage at the Vicksburg Little Theater and took acting lessons in college. I wish her a very Happy Birthday, and may she have many more returns of the day! I love and miss you so much! Have a Blessed Birthday, and I look forward to seeing you soon. Gran-Gran 

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Beautiful Sunset Taken By Layne Logue

Sharing a beautiful picture of the sunset recently that Layne Logue took while on the mighty Mississippi River canoeing.  He is the owner of Quapaw Canoe Company - Vicksburg Outpost.  Layne also has a Facebook page with pictures of his tours on the river.  If you get a chance to take a trip in a canoe on the river, it will be an experience of a lifetime.

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