I have another grandchild whose birthday is celebrated today. Carlton "Carl" is 19 years old. In the top photo shows us together with his 5 point buck that he harvested on a Youth Weekend Hunt at Jasper Bottom Hunting Club in Claiborne County where I'm a member. The deer weighed 150 lbs. and he used my .270 Ruger to make the nearly 100 yard shot. The bottom photo shows Carl hunting with me at his Grandpa Bob's camp at Homewood Hunting Club in Claiborne County. In fact, both camps are back to back. Carlton is interested in learning the technology associated with the design and development of video games. He has enrolled at the Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Central (formally known as the Memphis Job Corps Central) in Memphis, TN, and will learn a trade as a Computer Service Technician. Since this is Father's Day, Carl has been without a Father two days before his 4th birthday. It has really been a challenge for him, his Mother and two sisters to live without their husband/father who was tragically killed on June 18, 1994. Grandpa Bob and I want to wish Carl the very best on his birthday and for a bright future ahead in computers. I love you, Gran Gran
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.