The South and Southwest part of the state have some big deer. Getting a permit will be difficult this late. Some muzzleloader permits are still available. I hunt Lawrence County. TEK from Starkville, MS.
In Mississippi I hunt Oktibbeha and Monroe Counties. In Illinois I hunt Lawrence County. Got my Tag for Illinois today and plan to go up for December 4 -7 hunt with muzzleloader. I just got back from Georgia hunting opening muzzleloader weekend. Had a great time.
I must admit that I have missed a big game animal with a rifle. And not only was it a bull elk, it was the largest bull that I have had in my sights with a tag in my hand. But, as with most "missed shot" stories, I have an excuse. Moisture doesn't really ever bode well for hunting equipment. When moisture (either rain or snow) gets into a firearms barrel, nothing good takes place. A couple rain drops down there can change the point of impact drastically and a barrel jammed with snow after a...