Hunting is among the oldest activities of humans. Traditionally, hunting was the only source of animal proteins. Though some communities still live this way, today’s hunting is more of a hobby than a means of living.
Hunting is deeply ingrained in American culture, with millions of Americans practicing it yearly. According to statistics, hunters’ spending generates approximately $185 million daily into the economy.
An enjoyable hunting experience starts with finding the best spots for hunting. If you are in Mississippi or intend to visit for a hunt, this guide has spots you will want to check out in the Mississippi Delta.
The Mississippi lower delta region has no shortage of public hunting grounds. There are seven National Wildlife Refuges, the national delta forest, and seven wildlife management areas, with every area having unique hunting rules and entrance fees.
All public lands will require a hunting permit before you can go hunting, so you may want to confirm the requirements and limitations for every public hunting ground before planning your hunting trip to ensure you don’t get inconvenienced.
You can find all types of animals in this wide public land, from white-tailed deer to migratory birds, waterfowl, and opossums.
Hunting in public lands is best for experienced hunters. If you are new to hunting and need a little help in planning and choosing the best spots, public lands may not be good for you.
The best option in such circumstances would be a private hunting ground like Esperanza Outdoors. Esperanza Outdoors has its headquarters in Mississippi at the ancestral home of Mr. P.L. Mann in what is popularly known as the Linden Plantation. The plantation is next to the Yazoo Wildlife Refuge and Lake Washington.
Whether you are into upland birds, waterfowl, or hog hunting, Esperanza Outdoors will offer you a great hunting experience. Plus, you will enjoy some tips for the best spots and hours if you are an inexperienced hunter.
If you are into archery, Tara Wildlife is where you want to check out. This hunting destination sits on 7000 acres of delta hardwood forest along 6791 Eagle Lake Shore Rd. in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
You will not hear gunshots on this hunting ground as it is an archery hunting-only destination. If you are a Mississippi resident, you will use your state hunting license to hunt on this property. For non-residents, you will need to get a non-resident hunting license. Also, a hunter’s education card is a requirement if you are to hunt in this location.
The main attractions for this are its various types of bucks that can weigh as much as 300 pounds.
Things to Do In Mississippi When You Are Not Hunting
Visit the Delta Blues Music Museum
Mississippi is arguably the birthplace of American music, which draws much of its inspiration from delta blues. Delta blues were first performed by African Americans during the civil war but later spread fast across America to become the foundation of mainstream music for the best part of the 20th century.
If you are a music fan, then the history of delta blues music would be something you will enjoy exploring. There is no better place to explore and learn about this history than visiting the numerous Delta Blues Museums spread across Mississippi. Besides learning about Delta Blues’ history, you also get to enjoy many music-centered activities that will be sure to satisfy your musical heart.
INFINITY Science Center
If you have tagged your family on your Mississippi hunting trip, the INFINITY Science Center is the place they will enjoy. The INFINITY Science Center is a state-of-the-art space education and research center open to the public Monday through Saturday.
Your families also get to enjoy some space experience by getting on board a model spaceship. Whether or not you are a space enthusiast, the INFINITY Science Center is the one place you will enjoy.
Besides enjoying the experiences, you also learn about America’s space exploration history, which will leave you and your family appreciating the efforts of NASA.