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.

Friday, January 22, 2010

A Dancing Turkey Huntress


I met this very nice lady back in November 2009 when she came to the Senior Center to teach dancing lessons.  We have been without a dancing instructor for almost a year and half now.  Her husband took a job here from DC with the Corps of Engineers and to meet new people, she volunteered her time to teach us.  Her name is Sharon and found out through our conversations that she had harvested a turkey.  Of course, we started talking turkey like crazy and told her that I would love to hear stories of her hunting adventures and I would like to post it on my blog.  We have become good friends now and will be taking her to my camp for a spring turkey hunt which will begin in March through May.  Below in her own words is how she harvested her first turkey... 

This was my last hunt for the season. I had already told David (cousin) I wished him luck for the last week because I had to go back to Virginia. And because we just hate to quit, he said,"let's go check one more place". Sure enough we sneaked up on two gobblers and three females hanging out in a nice level area shaped like a bowl on top of a little ridge. We eased around until we could get in a good position. He led us to a spot behind some big rocks. I had my Remington 837- 20 gauge. At the last minute he said, "here, use my 12 gauge". So I did and I got my first turkey. David was so excited, he took off running, yelling, "You got 'im!"

I was shaking and speechless and could not stop grinning. I probably would have gotten him with my 20 gauge but I think he so wanted me to get a turkey he didn't want to take even the littlest chance that I would miss my chance. He is awesome, my cousin, David.

 I didn't get a bird in 09, but I had a lot of fun. I went by myself several times. I called one in by myself. I had to shoot a coyote that got in the way. I came up on a roost, awesome. I got to watch two gobblers do that ritual down the side of a hill that I've only seen on NWTF Christmas cards. OH, and I got me a 12 gauge.

Thanks for letting me share this with you, I am so looking forward to this season. I just love to get out in the woods. It is always an adventure!

 
Turkeys in Sharon's backyard nestled in the woods in hills of TN.


Sharon with her proud cousin David.

2 comments:

Rick Kratzke said...

Now doesn't seeing those pictures get you in the mood for spring turkey.

Marian Love Phillips said...

Yes, it does...I hope we can get her a Mississippi turkey! :)

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