Teach em’

February 17, 2018

Kareen’s Hog #140

February 17, 2018

My Facebook friend, Kareen Beinhauer of Alpine, TX is at it again killing hog #4 of #140.  Her story below about her hog kill last night in her own words. 

I was out by 6:15 and the usual javelinas and 6 deer were there. The wind was blowing in my face so that was perfect too. Game cam showed hogs coming in at 7:39. Sometime later I heard some grunting and the javelinas and deer sprinted off. Put my earplugs in and could see one hog coming and then there were probably 6 more, all about the same size. I took my shot on one and took three more shots as they ran off and the only reason I did that was that I saw the deer run off in the opposite direction. Don't know if I hit anything else but I got a small sow which is excellent. One less breeder out of commission. That makes #140 for the grand total and 4 for the year. Y'all have a good night!

#140, Sow, horse trap, 7:15 p.m., #4 for the year!

Again, my congratulations to Kareen (Hog Killing Queen) on a job well done in our great wild and wonderful outdoors!  


February 16, 2018

MDWFP CWD Response Plan

February 16, 2018

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, 
Fisheries, and Parks
 Chronic Wasting Disease
Response Plan

Shoot Or Run

February 15, 2018

If I saw this in the woods I wouldn't know whether to shoot it or run the other way.  

Safety Tips For Chronic Wasting Disease

February 15, 2018

Chronic Wasting Disease, a neurological disease in white-tailed deer that's 100 percent fatal, has arrived in Mississippi  It was probably inevitable.

A 4-1/2-year-old buck in Issaquena County was confirmed late last month to have CWD, and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks banned feeding deer in counties as far south as Claiborne County.  Feeding deer tends to congregate them, making it easier for the disease to spread.  

The disease can be spread from one deer to another or through the environment of an infected area.  Once established, it can linger in the soil, leaves, and roots for a long time.  So the first and most obvious danger of CWD is to the deer herd itself.

Deer infected with CWD lose weight, lose appetite and develop an insatiable thirst.  They tend to stay away from herds, walk in patterns, carry their head low, salivate and grind their teeth.

Wildlife officials have been tracking the spread of the disease, and they have restricted the import of deer carcasses from other states.  They also cracked down on high-fence owners who import infected deer from other states.  None of that was enough.

A lurking concern is a possibility the disease could spread to humans.  That has never happened, so far as scientists know, but they are researching the possibility.  CWD is similar to other diseases found in humans (such as Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease) and animals (Mad Cow Disease) - similar, but still distinct.

The wildlife department offers safety tips for deer hunters:

Do not shoot, handle or consume any animal that is acting abnormally or appears to be sick.  Wear latex or rubber gloves when field-dressing deer.  Bone out the meat; don't saw through bone, and avoid cutting through the brain or spinal cord (backbone).  Minimize the handling of brain and spinal tissues.

Wash hands and instruments thoroughly after field dressing are completed.  Avoid consuming brain, spinal cord, eyes, spleen, tonsils and lymph nodes (cutting away from fatty tissue will remove remaining lymph nodes).  If you have your deer commercially processed, request that your animal is processed individually to avoid meat from other animals.

If every hunter follows these suggestions, Mississippi can contain this threat to wildlife and, possibly, humans, too.

~The Greenwood Commonwealth


February 14, 2018

Tailgate Full Of Bunnies

February 14, 2018

Above is a tailgate full of bunnies that were killed by Noble Williams of Egypt, Mississippi.  Time is running out with rabbit season ending on February 28th.  He said he had a great hunt yesterday in our wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors.  My congratulations to Noble and it looks like rabbit stew may be on the menu.

Flies, Hops, Hooks

February 13, 2018

A Truckload Of Pork Chops & Bacon

February 13, 2018

Wayne Cambre of Franklin County, Meadville, MS is bringing a truckload of pork chops/bacon home when he trapped seven sows and two boars recently.  These unattractive animals are taking over areas of Mississippi and are very destructive.  You can kill them year-round because they are a nuisance animal in our wild outdoors.  My congratulations to Wayne!

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