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Daniel Cavin, right, and hunting companion Heath Hampton, left, display the Osceola turkeys they harvested on March 29, 2014, in Deland, Fla. Below, Cavin hoists an Eastern turkey he shot March 15 in Franklin County. (NICOLE HESTER | THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT)

ANIMAL INSTICT: Natchez natvie complete turkey hunting grand slam on trip to Colorado

Daniel Cavin wants to kill a turkey in as many states as possible. He expanded his list of states to double digits when he shot ... Read more

Natchez native Lucien Gwin’s duck mount won best in category in the waterfowl division at the Mississippi State Taxidermy Association convention.  Gwin displays his ribbons and plaque after winning. | SUBMITTED PHOTO

Local taxidermist takes home first prize at convention in Pearl

NATCHEZ — Natchez native Lucien Gwin took home hardware from the Mississippi State Taxidermy Association convention on April 8 in Pearl. Gwin competed in the ... Read more

Trae Ladner displays his June bug and blue smoke pearl lures. Ladner hand molds the lures in his workshop after his day job. (Submitted photo)

Natchez man makes hand-crafted fishing lures for friends

NATCHEZ — Trae Ladner was tired of the standard fishing lures he buys at retail stores, so he became a night owl. Read more

SHOW ‘EM WHAT YOU SHOT: Local business scores turkeys

Sports Center’s hunting staff is hosting a biggest-bird contest open now through the end of turkey season. Read more

TANNING HIDE: Local man practices leatherwork at home workshop

What used to be a hobby is now a business for Randy Myers. Read more

Father-son share common love for running

LAUREL — If running is your passion and marathons are not enough, try braving an ultra marathon as Ed Daly and his son, Jack, did ... Read more

Local running club knows how to have fun and exercise

Will Devening described the Fat Mama’s running club as “a drinking club with a running problem.” Read more

16th annual squirrel hunt, cookoff to benefit wounded soldiers

NATCHEZ — February is a busy month for Jim Bob Allgood. Read more

Local outdoor enthusiast provides challenging opportunity

NATCHEZ — Tommy Smith’s backyard is not your ordinary landscape. Read more

Ferriday woman has joy in fishing

Dorothy Williams has the convenient benefit of being able to do what she loves in her own backyard. Read more

High school quarterback takes to hunting during free time

NATCHEZ — When Carlos Woods isn’t scanning defenses on a football field as a quarterback, he is busy at work in the woods, keeping a ... Read more

Water expected to cool down

Well, we had yet another very wet weekend for fishing. The area land-locked lakes water clarity was just settling from the last big rain before ... Read more

Local runs marathons after heart surgery, birth of child

  MONTEREY — Hannah Taylor had doctors in shock. Just six months after having open heart surgery in 2009, Taylor was pushing her body to ... Read more

Rain will be game changer

  Our long drought is over. It is about time. Talk about going from one extreme to another. The area lake and Old River levels ... Read more

Local recovers from hip problems, resumes triathlon competitions

NATCHEZ — Will Devening thought his triathlon career was over. But after being on the sidelines for ten years, Devening was able to finally return ... Read more

Fall weather is finally here

We woke up to cooler weather yesterday (Saturday) morning. A cool front passed overnight. The cooler temperatures will certainly help the fish activity on the ... Read more

Hunters for the Hungry hosting food drive next Saturday

NATCHEZ — Judith Campbell Jones is hoping to fill some local freezers by helping people clean out their own. Hunters for the Hungry will host ... Read more

River rise should help fishing get going

The Mississippi River is on a slight rise. This is not a huge rise that will shut fishing down. It is just about what we ... Read more

Highland Wildlife Expo set for Thursday

VIDALIA — This Thursday the Vidalia Conference and Convention Center will welcome the 9th annual Highland Wildlife Expo, an event put on by Highland Baptist ... Read more

Fishing tips for current water depth

A very slow fall continues to come down the Mississippi River. The stage in Natchez/Vidalia area should be around 21.1 feet today and predicted to ... Read more

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