Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...

Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...
Stories of my hunting experiences with family, friends or whatever else I want to blog about.

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.

Monday, March 02, 2009

A Hog Wild Hunt Plus Snow

As soon as we pulled up in our truck there was a 170 pound hog hanging on the pole already. Tyler has shot the first hog at the very "First Annual Hog Hunt". It seems that Hershel, Rex's dad, and Tyler were riding in the gator around by the lake area and saw the hog and was a good thing he had brought his gun along with him. Tyler said he managed to drag the big hog out by himself. It was the beginning of a fun weekend which ended with snow on the grounds at the Christmas Place Sunday morning.
Tyler and Rex getting ready to gut the hog.


Sitting around the table talking about the hog hunt Friday evening. Left to right, Bob, Denise, Kyle, Kim, Chris, Rena (Chris's Mom), Hershel and Trigger.


Saturday morning Paul took us to the Game Warden's stand and as you look far out in front of the stand you are looking onto a wildlife refuge beyond the brush/tree area. Paul said that you need a permit to hunt it. Bob and I saw 20 deer walk out that morning and three more walked out where we were hunting to the right of the stand.


It was unreal. Did not see a hog. On the afternoon hunt we wanted to go back to the same stand and saw 20 more deer on the game refuge. There was a dozen in one pack...they were running and jumping all over the place. No deer came out in our field. Then about 3:40 shots started going off and around 4:00 I saw this big fat black hog to the right running in front of our stand in and out between the brush/tree line. I tried so hard to get the hog in my scope. Bob had his gun up and shot at it before it veered off to the left and went into the woods. At least we saw one hog and it was running so fast. This hog must have weighed at least 200 lbs. When Rex and two other hunters came to pick us up they checked out the area but found nothing in the woods. It was fun to see one hog in the wild. Had seen one before while riding on the 4-wheelers last year by the corn field. When we got back to the camp their were 5 hogs hanging on the pole. It was awesome. I was so happy for all the hunters and for Kim who harvested her first hog. Burney cooked up some smoked hog with baked beans and we had Hershel's delicious Idaho salad. It was Spencer's birthday and we had two cakes to celebrate. The hogs were gutted and left to hang overnight since it was so cold and when we got up the next morning snow was everywhere even on the hogs! We had one last hog hunt which was a drive and Bob and I hunted out of our truck near an opened field down from the camp and saw no hogs but five more deer. Little Katie and Zoey hunted with us and was on lookout using our binoculars. So altogether we saw 48 deer in all. A great weekend to meet new folks and to enjoy being with the Howell family/friends again in the great wild outdoors at the famous Christmas Place Plantation and Hunting Club. Charming, Just Charming!

(I will post more pictures tomorrow of the hog hunt, deer and pictures taken at the camp)

7 comments:

Rick Kratzke said...

That is what it is all about right there. Getting together and having fun and making new friends. How can you go wrong.

Deer Passion said...

Sounds like an all around good time!! :)

Marian Love Phillips said...

I know Rick...it's a great experience and we're building wonderful memories,

Deer Passion we talked about your nice blog site. Keep up the great work! :)

Appreciate you and Rick coming by!

"his-self" said...

Yes, those will be some great memories. Hunting hogs....in the snow... in Alabama.

Sorry you didn't get one.

Marian Love Phillips said...

Thanks his-self for coming by...but we got those hogs in the great state of Mississippi! I will get one next time...you just wait and see! :)

GUYK said...

that is some good sausage hanging there...I'll take that hawg over venison anytime

Marian Love Phillips said...

You need to come back to MS...I know Rex will put you where the hogs are so you can get you one...the first time you came a hog ran in front of the gator you and Rex were in at the cornfield....remember? :)

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