The Vicksburg Post yesterday about MDWFP offering tips on hunting for rabbits.
The Mississippi rabbit season opened on October 15, and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks has offered some tips on hunting the creatures.
The MDWFP advises hunting to scout for areas with an ample mixture of native grasses, legumes and other broad leaf plants, and low brushy cover. Rabbit populations are expected to be mostly abundant where habitat is suitable.
"Almost all of our open public lands allow hunters to hunt small game with dogs, although some areas may have special regulations," Dave Godwin, coordinator of the MDWFP's small game program, said in a news release. "Some of the public land areas in the Delta that were severely flooded may have fewer rabbits this year, but rabbit populations will recover quickly where habitat is suitable."
For more information on rabbit hunting and management, visit home.mdwfp.com/rabbit or call 601-432-2400 for information on hunting regulations.
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.