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MS Deer Management Workshop

May 21, 2012



A two-day workshop on managing white-tailed deer has been scheduled at Mahannah Wild Life Management Area in Valley Park, 1379 Anderson Tully Road.  The hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. June 1-2. 

Topics will include camera survey picture analysis, food plot management, the science of harvesting deer, scoring antlers, aging deer and meat handling and processing.  On day two of the workshop hands-on techniques for topics discussed in the first day will be offered.

The cost is $95.00 per day or $180 for both days and includes registration, materials, lunch and a T-shirt or cap.

To register go to:  www.cfr.msstate.edu/workshops/deer2012/index.asp.  For more information call 662-325-8141

Why Mississippi Cows Are The Happiest

May 13, 2012


Mooooooooooooo  It's really true!  

Hunting With Ethan, My Grandson!

May 11, 2012

My handsome grandson, Michael "Ethan" Ramson Kelly.

I took this picture of a shadow of a deer stand around 4:00 p.m. on a November day in 2006, just after deer season opened for a youth hunt.  I had my grandson, Ethan, and we were hunting at my deer camp, Jasper Bottom Hunting Club, Claiborne County, MS.  We had a fun day hunting and he used my .270 Ruger Featherweight.  Sorry to say that this picture was the only thing shot that day!

I also submitted this picture to The Vicksburg Post in December and it was published in the paper on Sunday, January 14, 2007.  Readers can submit photos of interest to the paper via e-mail.  I was so excited to see it!

Before we started our hunt, I let him shoot my .270 rifle and as you can see, he centered a coke can.  He was so proud!  He will make a great hunter one day!  I have three grandson's and a step-grandson that are hunters now and I'm so proud of them all and will be posting their successful hunts on this blog.  

Update No. 1 - Ethan shot a doe while hunting with his step-grandfather two years ago in Hinds County and I have not received the picture yet.  I hope to someday and will post it on my blog.  

Update No. 2 - I finally got the picture from his Grandmother Jane.  So happy to see him get a nice doe with his step-grandfather, Charles Ivey.


Ethan recently joined the Air Force and will graduate on May 22, 2012, at the Mississippi Coliseum from Raymond High School.  I am so proud of my grandson and I wish him the very best and will keep him in my prayers for his new calling in life.  Congratulations Ethan!  I love you, Gran Gran

Youngster’s Fishtails!

May 5, 2012

Justin Glass, age 7, caught this 6-pound bass out of a pond in Warren County.  Justin was fishing a green zoom worm under a bobber.  Look at those happy faces!  My congrats to Justin and to Braxton in our great wild outdoors

Braxton McCurley, age 7, caught a 3-pound bass with a cricket in a pond in Hinds County.  
(The Vicksburg Post)

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