MS Alligator Records Broken

August 31, 2015

 Kenny Crechale of Morton and Ronnie Clifton of Petal.

Davis Island - An alligator that was 14 feet, one-quarter-inch long and weighing 826 pounds broke Mississippi records that other alligators had set earlier that day for length and weight.

Ricky Flynt of the state Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks commented that it's the first officially documented in the state at more than 14 feet long.

He says it was shot Saturday by Kenny Crechale of Morton, hunting with Ronnie Clifton of Petal. Flynt says it was on private land, where permits let people take alligators during daylight with high-powered rifles.

Clayton Gibson, Parker Gibson, Reeve Gibson, and Aidan Gibson, all of Natchez, broke the state record for heaviest alligator with this 822-pound beast.

Earlier Saturday, Flynt had certified an 822-pound gator as the heaviest male harvested in the state.  Shortly after, Angelia Rivers of Ellisville, hunting with her husband, two daughters, a son-in-law and a daughter's boyfriend, for the longest gator measuring 13 feet, 7 3/4-inches.  

The public lands season lasts until noon on Labor day.  

The private land permits can be filled through 6 a.m. on September 21st.

Keep Calm

August 30, 2015



August 29, 2015

Tribute To Deer Hunting

August 28, 2015

Deer hunting brings millions of people together in America every year. Hunting whitetails is what unites us as friends and family. Antler Addicts felt inspired to make this deer hunting tribute because they see a need that each one of us needs to be more unified as hunters.  

An excellent video for all hunters in our great wild outdoors!

Published on October 24, 2014 by Antler Addicts.

Blind Date

August 25, 2015

Whitetail Deer In A Creek

August 24, 2015

A very serene scene!

Offended By Hunting?

August 22, 2015

Deer Death Charges

August 21, 2015

Two Montgomery, Louisiana men are facing multiple charges after allegedly shooting a nine-point buck last week, which they then left in a field.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents arrested 19-year-old Skyler Welch and 18-year-old Dillion County.

Agents said in a news release both men were booked with hunting deer during a closed season, hunting during illegal hours with artificial light and hunting without licenses or tags.

Voting On Deer Baiting In Mississippi

August 20, 2015

In yesterday's Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks meeting, members voted unanimously in favor of baiting deer.

The change came when a vote was taken on a proposal to remove language from the current supplemental feeding regulations that states hunters cannot hunt within the line of sight of a feeder.  By removing that language, hunters will be able to shoot deer at feeders.

"It means the feeder no longer has to be hidden." said Lann Wilf, MDWFP Deer Program leader.

"It can be in plain view as long as it's 100 yards (or more) away." Commission chairman Charles Rigdon said the proposal is a reflection of hunters' opinions.

"We ran an email survey maybe two months ago," Rigdon said. "The survey came back, if I remember correct, 62 percent in favor of that line of sight.

"The majority, by far, wanted to see that done."

As surprising as the move was to some, so was the vote itself. The vote was not included in the printed agenda made available to the public. It was also done at the end of the meeting with no verbal discussion. One commissioner said, "...supplemental feeding," and a vote was taken.

That combination led one attendee to comment off the record that he felt it was an attempt to pass the proposal without much notice.

Rigdon said that was not the case. He said the original agenda had been amended to include the proposal vote, but the updated version was not made available to everyone.

"That was not intended," Rigdon said. "There was a mistake on some agendas.

"It just did not get put on all agendas on accident."

Further disputing any attempt to veil the vote, Rigdon noted that like other proposed regulation changes, this one will be available for a 30-day public comment period before being finalized.

As to the lack of discussion on the topic during the meeting, Rigdon said that was done beforehand.

"That was a normal vote," Rigdon said.

Photo taken by myself while on the Arrowhead Stand (tri-pod) at the famous Christmas Place Plantation and Hunting Club on the edge of the MS Delta near Eden, MS, a few years ago.  

Getting Closer

August 19, 2015

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