Trace Owens, 8, bagged his first deer while hunting at Ridgeway Hunting Club in Warren County on December 30. He took down the 4-point, 125-pound buck with a .243 rifle from 65 yards. Trace is the grandson of Steve Barnes, and the son of Chuck and Courtney Owens. My congrats to all our young hunters in the great wild outdoors!
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.
Saturday, March 07, 2009
Vicksburg Young On The Hunt
Siblings Connor and Shelby Bottin each bagged a deer this season while hunting with their father Bobby. Connor, 8, shot a 9-pointer on Paw Paw Island on October 26. Shelby, 10, outdid her younger brother by taking down a 10-pointer on Paw Paw Island on December 20. Both youths used a .243 to take their trophies.