Sara Ann Montgomery, 10, killed her first buck on January 30. She was hunting in Issaquena County with her father, Jerry Montgomery, and stepbrother Gage Laird. The deer weighed 145 pounds and was shot with a 30-30 Contender from 85 yards away. The 8-point buck had a 13-inch wide rack with 15-inch beams. Sara Ann's parents are Jerry and Speler Montgomery, and Robyn Montgomery.
Vicksburg resident Ken Hall shot this spike on his seventh birthday, January 19, while hunting with his father Joel in Hinds County. Ken made the 50-yard shot with his .243 rifle. He is the son of Joel and Amanda Hall. What a nice Birthday present!
Lee Hanks, 8, bagged this 8-point buck while hunting on private land in Warren County. He made the 50-yard shot with a 7mm-08. The buck weighed 145 pounds and had a 12 1/2-inch inside spread. Lee is the Son of Richard and Jeanie Hanks.
Channing cook killed his first deer on January 18 while hunting with friends in Tensas Parish, LA. He shot the deer with a 7mm-08 at a distance of 180 yards. He is the son of Stacey Cook.
My great niece Meghan Marbury, 11, shot her first deer near Eagle Lake on January 8. The 8-pointer weighed 195 pounds. Meghan is the daughter of Jason and my niece and Godchild, Christin Marbury. Way to go Meagan! I know your parents are so proud of you as I am. Congrats to all our young hunters here in Vicksburg on their deer harvest and the great wild outdoors.