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 29, 2010
A Love Struck Buck!
As I was at the clinic yesterday and waitng for my husband to see his doctor, I was thumbing through the February issued of Outdoor Life magazine and this article caught my eye.
Strange But True
Aggressive Wisconsin deer finds out the hard way that love hurts...
One star-crossed buck recently learned about the painful side of love when it rammed a concrete elk statue in Viroqua, Wisconsin.
According to The LaCrosse Tribune, the 180-pound buck was attempting to defend its breeding territory during the rut, and presumably viewed the 640-pound elk statue as a threat. The battle that ensured was brief and fatal; while the lifelike statue merely suffered a broken antler and some chipped paint when it was toppled by the charging buck, the love-struck buck wobbled a few yards away with a shattered skull and damage rack before dying on the ground nearby.
However, there is a silver lining to this sad love story. Mark Brye, the Viroqua resident whose yard was the site of this battle to the death, obtained a tag from a conservation warden and actually claimed the dead buck and harvested the meat. The note the warden included with the tag summed it up: "Lawn Ornament Fight - Lost." by j.b.