Phil DiFatta, Hattiesburg American

Phil DiFatta

Hattiesburg American

Hattiesburg, MS, United States

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Past articles by Phil:

DiFatta: Of big bucks and swan songs

A final column and farewell from longtime Hattiesburg American outdoors columnist Phil DiFatta. → Read More

DiFatta: Here are some Christmas ideas for young outdoorsmen

With Christmas fast approaching, outdoors columnist Phil DiFatta gives some pointers, ideas and guidelines for gifts for young outdoorsmen. → Read More

DiFatta: Pros and cons of using trail cameras to aid in your hunting

The use of trail cameras as a hunting aid is a good thing, right? In fact, to some hunters, trail cameras rank right up there with their weapon. → Read More

DiFatta: Enjoy the thrill of the hunt, even when it's unsuccessful

After a long hunt of a doe with particularly sharp senses and instincts, columnist Phil DiFatta was left empty handed. And that's OK with him. → Read More

DiFatta: No luck so far this deer season? Try cleaning up your act

If you're having no luck so far this deer season, it may be time to try eliminating scents that might be keeping deer away. → Read More

Do as I say, not as I did when I forgot to heed my own advice about being prepared

Make a list and check it off before you leave the house or camp. → Read More

DiFatta: Weather could be great for hunting, but be ready for the worst

The weather should be great for opening day of gun season for deer, but hunters should be prepared for worse weather, just in case. → Read More

DiFatta: Deer hunters should dispose of deer remains legally and ethically

Dumping deer carcasses illegally could have negative effects far beyond the smell of a rotting animal near a roadway or waterway. → Read More

DiFatta: Hunters, don't write off biting bugs and slithering snakes as weataher cools

Mississippi hunters, now is not the time to forget about mosquitoes or snakes just because the weather has cooled a few degrees. → Read More

DiFatta: Patience pays off as bow hunter bags doe and buck back-to-back

Patrick Hankins was patient after he landed a clean shot on a doe, then took down an 8-point buck that showed up minutes later. → Read More

DiFatta: Deer hunting much more enjoyable as temperatures begin to fall

Lower temperatures make for much more enjoyable hunting as more deer hunting seasons open. → Read More

DiFatta: Safety comes first when deer hunting starts

The most important part of deer hunting isn't whether you collect a big buck, but whether you come home alive. → Read More

DiFatta: Times have changed for elk hunting in Colorado

Hunting cheaply on public land, without a guide, was once the way to go for elk hunting in Colorado. No more, says outdoors columnist Phil DiFatta. → Read More

DiFatta: Time to pattern the buck you're after as hunting seasons approach

Now's the time to place trail cameras and pattern that buck you'll be chasing this fall when deer hunting seasons begin. → Read More

DiFatta: Mosquitoes likely plentiful as fall deer seasons approach

Hunters should prepare for a horde of bloodsucking insects when they hit the woods for the fall deer hunting seasons. → Read More

DiFatta: Predictions about dove season were wrong — sort of

Phil DiFatta's predictions about the opening of dove hunting season in his last Weekly Mistake were way off ... sort of. → Read More

DiFatta: The wait is over for hunters as fall hunting seasons begin

Starting Friday, hunters can get out and enjoy their first hunts of the fall seasons. → Read More

DiFatta: Dove hunters should have bountiful season this fall

Signs point to a better dove season this year than in the previous several years, outdoors columnist Phil DiFatta reports. → Read More

DiFatta: Night fishing is one way for anglers to beat the heat

Fishing on streams, in the early morning or in the late evening may not be enough to beat the heat this summer. Phil DiFatta suggests night fishing. → Read More

DiFatta: Safety comes first when preparing for fall hunting seasons

Preparations for your fall hunting should have already begun. Those preparations start with safety. → Read More