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DIY Daytime Hog Hunt
2,100 Acres at Shady Pines in Liberty, MS
Starting Price$150 / Guest
Single Day Rabbit Hunts
2,100 Acres at Shady Pines in Liberty, MS
Price$25 / Guest
Spring Turkey Hunt
2,100 Acres at Shady Pines in Liberty, MS
Starting Price$175 / Guest
Horseback Riding in the woods
240 Acres at Stover & Co. Farms in Bruce, MS
Starting Price$50 / Guest
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History of outdoors and exploration in Mississippi

Outdoor recreation and exploration in Mississippi have a rich and diverse history, dating back to the early Native American tribes that first inhabited the region. These tribes were expert hunters and fishermen, utilizing the abundant natural resources of Mississippi's forests, rivers, and coastal areas. European settlers continued these traditions, adding their own hunting and fishing techniques to the mix. In the 19th century, Mississippi became a popular destination for adventurous travelers seeking new hunting grounds or fishing spots. The state's diverse ecosystems, ranging from dense hardwood forests to expansive marshlands, offered a wide variety of game species and fish. This period also saw the development of Mississippi's first state parks and wildlife preserves, establishing a tradition of conservation that continues today. In the 20th century, outdoor recreation in Mississippi expanded beyond hunting and fishing to include hiking, camping, birdwatching, and other activities. The creation of national parks like Gulf Islands National Seashore and Natchez Trace Parkway provided new opportunities for outdoor exploration. Today, Mississippi continues to be a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Its rich history is reflected in its diverse range of recreational opportunities - from hunting deer in Delta National Forest to fishing for catfish on the mighty Mississippi River or exploring the unique ecosystems of De Soto National Forest. Mississippi is a large agricultural state with $6.1B of ag production, and roughly 89.1% of the land privately owned by farmers and ranchers. The major crops are broilers (chicken), soybeans and corn. When planning hunting trips to Mississippi on private lands like farms & ranches, it's important to understand some key dates for farmers and ranchers. Ranchers in this region raise multiple flocks of broilers each year, generally during the cooler months. During these times, they are extremely busy and may be harder to communicate with. Farmers in Mississippi will usually begin planting their crops in April through June and then will harvest their crops in September to October, depending on weather.

Popular outdoor activities in Mississippi

For those who enjoy fishing, Mississippi is home to over 100 species of fish, making it a paradise for anglers. The Pascagoula River, one of the last free-flowing rivers in the United States, boasts excellent bass and catfish fishing opportunities. Hunting enthusiasts will find Mississippi's rich wildlife habitat an ideal hunting ground. With diverse game species like white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and waterfowl, the state provides ample opportunities for both novice and experienced hunters. The Delta National Forest is particularly renowned for its deer hunting. For the hikers and explorers out there, Mississippi's varied landscape offers everything from coastal marshes to rolling hills. The Natchez Trace Parkway is a must-visit with its 444-mile scenic trail that winds through exceptional natural beauty and historical landmarks. Mississippi's diverse landscape and rich biodiversity make it an underrated gem in the realm of outdoor recreation in the United States. If you're an angler dreaming about your next big catch or a hiker looking to conquer new trails, Mississippi has something to offer every adventurer at heart.

Popular counties for outdoor activities in Mississippi

One county that stands out is Lafayette County, home to Sardis Lake, a popular destination for boating, fishing, and camping. The lake is teeming with largemouth bass, catfish, and crappie, making it an angler's paradise. For hunting enthusiasts, Panola County is a must-visit. With its vast tracts of public hunting lands abundant in white-tailed deer and wild turkey, it provides an excellent hunting experience. The Tallahatchie National Wildlife Refuge in Leflore County is another prime spot for bird watching and wildlife photography. If you're into hiking or mountain biking, consider Oktibbeha County. The Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge features miles of well-maintained trails through diverse habitats. Here you can spot various wildlife species including alligators and red-cockaded woodpeckers. Remember to respect the local environment wherever you go - leave no trace behind to preserve these beautiful counties for future generations of outdoor enthusiasts.

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