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.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Opening Day Is Tomorrow
I hope to be on my deer stand in the morning...BUT we do have a prediction of 70% rain and the high of 59 degrees. It reminds me of long ago when on opening day after Bob and I got to the camp, it started to storm. All the hunters that came, try to wait it out but after an hour or so, they all left, except Bob and I. Eventually, it stopped long enough for us to get on our ATV and go into the woods. Bob dropped me off and I walked to my stand and he went down below me and had just sat down against a tree near a creek bed, lit up a cigarette, when I shot. The deer never heard me walk in because everything was so wet. By the time I had got to my stand, sat down, put a round in, a 6 point buck was standing there looking at me. I only had a right handed shot, took a deep breath and boom! It happened that quick. Waited awhile and got down to see if I saw any blood and it was all over a limb and some leaves. I noticed how thick it was...a lung shot! Knowing that all the hunters had left, at that moment, I decided to initiate my own self and slapped blood all over my face. When Bob walked up, I told him I could not find my deer and was tracking it. He said it looked like it had shot me!!!...what a great memorable day and a really nice first deer. Hopefully, tomorrow I will be as fortunate. GOODHUNTING!