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Researchers find link between habitat and deer antler size

STARKVILLE — Research conducted by Mississippi State University Deer Lab scientists has determined northern deer may have bigger bodies but they don’t necessarily have bigger antlers. The discovery, made by scientists in the university’s Deer Lab, a unit of the Forest and Wildlife Research Center, shows that antler size depends more on diet than latitude. “In white-tailed deer, large antlers ...

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Magazine ranks state in top 10 for trophy whitetail deer

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Outdoor Life’s June/July issue names Mississippi as one of its top 10 states to hunt whitetail trophy. After tallying the scores, Mississippi ranked seventh with an abundance of game to hunt, relatively low cost for guided hunts and hunter-friendly laws and regulations. The magazine uses real-world considerations to assess the top ten whitetail trophy states in the ...

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Score bucks before taking that shot

Did you read that right? Am I suggesting that big game hunters can actually score pre-harvest potential animals before they even start to hunt? Yep, that’s correct. More importantly this computer program is another way of helping to manage game animals by collecting additional critical data on game photographed on your hunting property. Serious hunters who are turned on by ...

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Deer season predictions strong

All indications point to the 2012-13 white-tailed deer hunting season in Mississippi to be one of the best on record. Of course, the bow hunters have been in the woods since the first of October and some reports are already coming in of hunters observing lots of deer and taking a few decent bucks. Hunters should be getting their gear ...

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Skylar Laine can't wait for Mistletoe Marketplace

Mississippi country singer and “American Idol” Season 11 finalist Skylar Laine dropped by the Mississippi Business Journal newsroom yesterday to catch our readers and viewers up on her life after Idol. The Brandon native is finalizing plans for her first album (look for it next spring) and is continuing a search for a music label that will fit her voice and ...

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City's deer-culling program readying for potentially busy season

OXFORD — A warm winter and an abundant food supply have resulted in a larger deer population in Oxford. Jimmy Allgood, Oxford’s emergency management coordinator, tells the Oxford Eagle more fawns have been spotted this year. Allgood has been headed the city’s deer management program for almost four years. Allgood has worked along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and ...

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Mississippi’s deer herd and hunting status

It won’t be long now. Shots will be ringing out in the woods all across the state as the much anticipated deer hunting firearms seasons will commence before the end of the month is out. It is that favorite part of the whole year for tens of thousands of Mississippi outdoors people. Hunters, families, and friends gather in hunting camps ...

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Deer-hunting bill dies in Legislature

JACKSON — A Senate committee has killed a bill that would have revised the dates for deer hunting seasons in Mississippi. The Senate Wildlife and Fisheries Committee met March 2 and chose not to vote on the bill. That killed it because March 2 was the deadline for House and Senate committees to act on bills that had already passed ...

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