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.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Bear In Trouble Sep '07

This bridge is on the Old Donner Pass Highway. It has a spectacular view of Donner Lake and Donner Pass on Route 80.

A bear was walking across Rainbow Bridge (Old Hwy 40 at Donner Summit, Truckee) on Saturday when two cars also crossing the bridge scared the bear into jumping over the edge of the bridge. Somehow the bear caught the ledge (see unbelievable photo, above) and pulled itself to safety. Authorities decided that nothing could be done to help Saturday night so they returned Sunday morning to find the bear sound asleep on the ledge.



After securing a net under the bridge the bear was tranquilized, fell into the net, lowered, then woke up and walked out of the net.


There is a moral to this story you know...
This old bear made a wrong move and found he was hanging by his nails. Somehow he was able to pull himself up onto the ledge where he saw he was in a very bad, impossible situation and what did he do? Yep, he took a nap and sure enough the situation took care of itself while he was asleep. The moral is that when confronted with a bad situation sometimes the best solution is...take a nap!!! :)

4 comments:

Rick Kratzke said...

Awesome pictures, glad to see he is alright.

Live to Hunt.... said...

Wow Marian - this is just an hour from my house but I don't remember the story. I noticed the photos are dated 2007 but it didn't ring any bells. Nice to hear it had a happy ending thanks to the workers who took the time and effort to help that poor fella out.

Pink Camo Gal said...

Incredible!! That is so amazing!! What amazing pictures, and such a gorgeous area! Wow!

Marian Love Phillips said...

Thanks guys for coming by....glad the bear had a happy ending also...and gosh, an hour from your house...how cool is that, Live to Hunt?? :)

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