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.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Views of the Past
A friend of mine, Steve, sent me this site today that is really awesome. It's called Superior View and is a collection of old pictures by photographer Jack Deo of Marquette, MI. He had assembled some 50,000 historic photos and cataloged well over 10,000. It all started in the 1970s when Jack found and bought collections of negatives of Upper Peninsula photographers from the late 1800s. Often he prints from the original glass-plate negative. You could look for hours at all the photos of fishing, hunting, sports, people, towns, transportation, maritime and occupations. Of course back then there was no camouflage and mostly lever action. Today it is amazing what you can spend now on hunting. It's a nice bunch old pictures of when life was a lot simpler in our great outdoors. Enjoy!