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, January 30, 2010
A Youth Waterfowl Hunt
Hunters ages 15 and younger are eligible to take advantage of this year's annual MS youth waterfowl hunting weekend on February 6-7. To participate, youth must be accompanied by a licensed adult, who will be prohibited from harvesting any birds during the hunt.
"Now, more than ever, recruiting new hunters is vital to continue managing and enjoying our natural resources," said Ed Penny, MDWFP Migratory Game Bird Program Coordinator.
The MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks encourages paticipants in the youth hunt to utilize state Wildlife Management Areas with waterfowl hunting opportunities, which will be open for the weekend.
The WMA nearest Vicksburg is Mahannah, which is located in Warren and Issaquena Counmties near Redwood. Others in the area include Twin Oaks and Sunflower in Sharkey County and Lake George in Yazoo County. Hunters younger than 16 are not required to purchase hunting licenses, duck stamps or user permits for the WMAs when hunting durng the weekend. However, other waterfowl regulations, including bag limits, will be the same for the youth hunting weekend as they are during the regular waterfowl season. Toxic shot and shotguns holding more than three shells are not allowed. For more information, visit http://mdwfp.com/waterfowl.