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Sports: Adventures

Local boy nearly misses out on first buck, recalls fun experience

NATCHEZ — Layne King almost didn’t kill his first trophy buck. Just a few minutes before he took his shot, Layne was fast asleep. “We ... Read more

Cold fronts slowing down fishing

Needless to say the recent cold fronts have slowed the fishing down. Cold air temperatures along with a lot of cold rain dropped the lake ... Read more

Miss-Lou residents take to the pavement for different reasons

NATCHEZ — With the new year just around the corner, many Miss-Lou residents will be making resolutions. One of the most popular is exercising, especially ... Read more

Avoiding the cold rain at all costs

Fishing in a cold rain certainly handicaps the angler more than the fish. Fish don’t care. They are already cold and wet. Ten to fifteen ... Read more

Laurent looks to continue improving St. Catherine Creek

NATCHEZ — Jim Laurent has 14-and-a-half years of experience managing refuges, and his next endeavor will be at St. Catherine Creek, where he was recently ... Read more

Fishing quietly goes long way

The “some are catching fish and some are not” deal is still going on locally. That’s common for the times, not the season. In the ... Read more

Slow times on the lakes for locals

I heard a few good fishing reports from local white perch experts and some reports from the bass anglers this week. Most of the reports ... Read more

Miss-Lou Kids Outdoors takes aim at special needs

  ATCHEZ — Allen Pettis is no stranger to the outdoors. But not everyone has been as lucky, and now, he is wanting to bring ... Read more

Local event set for Thursday at Natchez Convention Center

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Ducks Unlimited Chapter will host their largest fundraiser of the year Thursday at the Natchez Community Center. The event will include ... Read more

Fishing a big mystery in 2014

This has been, and continues to be, the most unpredictable year in the fishing scene I have ever witnessed. The Mississippi River held at higher ... Read more

Father-son pistol shooting duo dominating competition

NATCHEZ — Jimmy Wilkinson and his son Jimmy “Boo” Wilkinson Jr. are just like any other father-son combo. They enjoy participating in sporting events together, ... Read more

Fish more active before cold front

November certainly announced its arrival with a blast of cold air. We had a low of a chilly but dry 36 degrees yesterday morning. This ... Read more

Hunters begin preparations for gun season in Nov.

NATCHEZ — Area hunters are beginning to get antsy. Even though bow season is open, they are waiting for the biggest of them all — ... Read more

Tales of the old fishing adventures

It looks like the Mississippi River may give us one more shot at fishing the Old Rivers for bass and perch before we get a ... Read more

Hunters for the Hungry organization helping local charities

NATCHEZ — Every hunting season, some hunters bite off a little more than they can chew. And soon after, they find themselves with leftover meat ... Read more

Ways to combat cool weather

Saturday was a beautiful day to be on the water fishing, but catching was probably a bit difficult for most. Today should be about the ... Read more

700 Miles to Hope bike ride raising money for HLH

By matt sigler The Natchez Democrat NATCHEZ — Justin and Kristin Akin laid their 10-week old son Andrew down for a nap, but when he ... Read more

Area lakes looking good for fall

Fall is in the air, sort of. Let’s just say fall is in the air late at night, in the early a.m. and at dawn. ... Read more

Local looks to reel in big gators from Lake Concordia

NATCHEZ — When it comes to hunting alligator, Paul and Angel Rogers hit the lottery, literally. Only one of them is overly happy about it, ... Read more

Wildlife Refuge holding free event

By matt sigler The Natchez Democrat ferriday — The Bayou Crocodile National Wildlife Refuge will host a free event called “Let’s Go Back to the ... Read more

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