One of the biggest money makers in Mississippi doesn't happen on main street.
Thu, 04 Oct 2018 03:06:29 +0000Hunting Economy 10/03/18One of the biggest money makers in Mississippi doesn't happen on main street.http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12487/7421388?cpt=8&wpid=2637WCBIone of the biggest money makers in mississippi doesn't happen on main street. get this, it's part of the ag- economy that many business owners are finding profitable. our blair schaefer explains why. "are you ready for this? i'm hitting the jackpot i feel it." this, is what hunters across the state are doing as well. whether it's planting their fields, practicing their aim, or getting their licenses, hunters everywhere are getting ready. and sports center's archery head, slade fancher, is no different. he says stocking what people want is the main priority. "a lot of people that come here you know your local guys and your deer camps and getting ready for food plots and stuff so definitely this time of year, fall up to christmas that the hunting and our inventory is a big part of what we do here at the sports center." that inventory is part of the over 25 billion dollars that hunting brings into the state.. and success often breeds success. more people getting into the hobby leads to more landowners producing better hunting grounds. "a lot of people hunt in mississippi and so you're getting a lot of stuff going on like what we're doing here planting our greenfield and you know there's probably 10 acres that we plant which is a lot of seed and a lot of fertilizer." the amount of product needed to produce fruitful fields is no bother to frank jones. jones has been buying seed locally for years and understands the positive impact it has on the community. "we buy our seed or fertilizer a lot of the times our chemicals from the county co- op here in starkville. of course you can imagine all of the shells and things like that that these hunting stores sell this time of year so it's pretty big big economic impact for the town." with dove season coming to an end, new land construction must begin. matt jones is one of the many who have been putting in the work to stay ready for all seasons. "the past few days we've been bush hogging and cleaning up all these fields and now we're switching to drilling the seed in and throwing some more seed on top of that to get them planted." a couple of useful websites for outdoor enthusiasts in the state are visit mississippi and the mississippi wildlife and fisheries department.