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.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Gobble Gobble/Update

Heading to the woods to see if Sharon and I can harvest a turkey...

Update - Got to the woods around 6:30 and everything in the woods was waking up...and owls hooting...so we need to go earlier next time.  We walked in and I got in a camo ground stand on the road, while Sharon walked further into the woods and over the levee.  We did not see anything and walked back to camp together and took a break.  Around 10:00 we took off for the other side of the camp.  I got on the first stand and she got on the next stand down from me.  Both stands I have seen turkey off of.  About 11:40 I saw something move through the woods and started to grab my camera and saw it was a turkey -put it down and grab the 20 gauge shotgun.  The turkey was running from the edge of the woods and came out in the field 72 yards in front of me, stopped for a second or two and then another turkey came running in behind it and they both took off across the road and up the hill.  When Sharon came out she said she had heard the turkeys gobbling in two different direction and then it sounded like they were headed in my direction...sorry to say...I did not hear them but was excited that I actually got to see them.  I also noticed when I was in the stand and worked my call, that it made an echo through the woods and they were slowly making their way towards me.  I did not have time to pump my gun because they were right on top of me before I knew it and also to far away to make a shot.  It was so exciting just to see two of them and know that I did it.  Maybe next time everything will fall into place and I will get my first turkey and Sharon will get her a Mississippi turkey!  PS:  Walking out, Sharon found a turkey feather on the ground and gave it to me for good luck!

 Early morning turkey hunt and saw nothing.

Sharon headed towards the levee to hunt.

Making another hunt - Sharon walking to the next stand down from me.

Turkeys came from the left edge of field and crossed over in front of me at 72 yards and then across the road and up the hill.

  
I used the caller on the right the most.  The black one was just too harsh of a sound.

                 Me - waiting on Mr. Turkey!

We found a turkey footprint in the mud.

4 comments:

Rick Kratzke said...

You must have a real early season. I don't get to go out until May.

Good Luck!

Ian Nance said...

Good luck!!!

CDGardens said...

The next time should be the charm...;)

Marian Love Phillips said...

It started on March 6th with Youth Hunt Rick...thanks for the good wishes Ian and CDGardens...

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