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.
Being a bowhunting I've always been fanatical about scent control. Whether it's sprays, carbon clothing etc. I've tried it. The best thing that I have found for eliminating human scent is Betadine. It's been used in hospitals and homes for decades as a defense against infections on minor scrapes and burns. It can typically be found near the pharmacy in any of the major "one stop shop" stores, and a bottle will last multiple hunting seasons.
Before every hunt possible I...