My mentor/friend, Rex, over at Deer Camp Blog, emailed me yesterday some photos of a monster buck taken somewhere in Mississippi. After doing some research I found out some information of this monster buck on the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) forum. As the story goes, this hunter had watched this buck come into a bean field for the last three weeks with his trail cam. He knew that if the deer gave him a shot it would be a long one. So he had been practicing at 60 yards.
At 5:00 p.m. this buck was the first deer to enter the field. He shot the deer at 60 yards...made a good shot and the deer ran 150 yards and fell. The hunter's name is Michael Burkley. It was shot in Jefferson County, near Rodney, MS, just north of Adams County. It is a major agricultural area with soybeans, corn and cotton. Below are the stats for the buck harvested in Rodney and was scored by Chris McDonald, Biologist, with the MDWFP.
Location: Jefferson County
Hunter: Michael Burkley
Harvest Date: 10/04/08
Green Gross Score: 193 2/8
Green Net Typical Score: 163 2/8
Green Net Non-Typical Score: 188 0/8
Typical Points: 10
Non-typical Points: 5
Inside Spread: 25 1/8
Left Main Beam: 24 7/8
Right Main Beam: 26 0/8
Left H1: 5 3/8
Congratulations to Michael on his fine harvest of a monster buck in our great wild outdoors! Two monster bucks were harvested in Mississippi on the same day. Will bring that story to you tomorrow.
"To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi." ~ William Faulkner
A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter
Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.
Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.