Named for the great river that runs across its entire western border, Mississippi offers both hunters and fishermen numerous opportunities. Hunters can enjoy the pursuit of species such as white-tailed deer, bear, turkey, duck, quail, dove, rail, snipe, and geese. For those looking for something out of the ordinary, alligator hunts are available (with proper permits) on either private or public water.
Fishermen can enjoy any of the 119 freshwater lakes within Mississippi, or head to the southern border where 44 miles of coastline awaits for those seeking a catch in saltwater. Common species in Mississippi include the flathead catfish, tarpon, bluefish, largemouth and smallmouth bass, and channel catfish.