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 could see the small band of mule deer picking their way towards me through the sagebrush 800 plus yards away. With my 10 power binoculars I spotted a legal buck bringing up the tail. I dropped down and crouched behind a large chunk of sage just waiting for them to pass within range. Unfortunately, they stopped and began milling around before finally settling down, with a few of them laying down right out in the open. They were not going to come to me; if I wanted any closer, I'd...