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, November 15, 2010

Got Meat!!!

My husband Bob and I were invited by Rex of Deer Camp Blog and family to the MS Delta to hunt for a doe/hog at their famous Christmas Place Plantation and Hunting Club.  We really had a great weekend and were able to get three hunts in with rain predicted for Saturday and Sunday.  The rain set-in before our Saturday afternoon hunt but was not a downpour and deer were moving like crazy.  On my first hunt, I wanted to go to my favorite spot, the Arrowhead (tripod) Stand.  After being on the stand for about an hour, I had a button buck to come out first and then a nice size doe.  I was able to take a picture of them, grab my binoculars and decided I would go for the big doe.  This was about 6:50 am.  I had a tree in front of me and was waiting for her to come to the other side and be ready.  Well, the young button buck blew at me and turned and took off back into the woods.  The doe just stood for a few seconds and did the same.  I don't think I spooked her because she new something was up and followed suit.  


About 20 minutes later two more does came out behind me.  I was able to take their picture, scoped and get ready to shoot.  While the doe on the right was standing broadside, I put the crossed hairs on her shoulder and fired my husband's .50 cal. in line muzzle loader and POOF...nothing!  The cap went off but no bullet discharged and later found out that it was not properly loaded and the bullet was not seated by the ramrod.  Just had to watch them walk off.  So that was that!   

After we got my husband's muzzle loader problem solved at the camp, he wanted to take it and Rex offered me his 45.70 to use.  I wanted to go back to the Arrowhead Stand and hopefully try again to get a doe.  Shots were going off everywhere - finally two small yearlings and a doe appeared and I got in position to shoot and in a split second before I shot another hunter shot near me and of course the doe was startled and then I shot and missed as she ran over to the edge of the field and just stood there.  While I reloaded and was watching her, she walked off into the woods.  About 15 minutes later to my right another yearling appeared and here comes four or more does.  I could not get a clear shot because they were all standing too close together and then finally another doe walked out and took her at 85 yards and she dropped in her tracks.  This was about 4:45 pm.  Waited and got down to check her, took a picture and made my way back to the 4-wheeler and waited until dark for the others to come by to helped me load my deer.  Got back to the camp and found out that my husband had shot a 120 lb. doe also at the North Cornfield Stand at 150 yards.  Both of our deer were the same weight.  Everyone was so happy for both of us!  Sunday morning we hunted together at the Game Warden's Stand and saw three does to the right far end, which looked like a football field, and decided not to shoot, but just watched them.  It was a fantastic and fun weekend hunt with 12 does and a hog being harvested in our great wild outdoors!

Standing proud - Myself, Terry, Rex and Bob
(I will be posting more pictures of our hunt throughout the week)

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

nice looking deer congrations and thanks for the birthday wish Will be hunting this hope to have your luck Arlene

Marian Love Phillips said...

Thanks Arlene...hope you get one also...I'll be rooting for ya! :)

kmurray said...

Congrats on all those fine looking does! Nice shooting Marian ☺

Cathy Smith said...

Congratulations, my friend, good for you. She is really a nice big doe. We can't take any doe this year as the DNR finally came to their senses and didn't issue any this year. Our deer numbers are way down due to over-harvesting of does for the last ten years and then all the wolf predation. So Arlene and I will be looking for horns.

JDP said...

Good shooting Marian!

JDP

Marian Love Phillips said...

Thanks Cathy and JDP! I was so glad that she dropped in her tracks...that made it so easy on me and the hunters helping me. I hope you get a nice buck this year Cathy...wishing you Goodhunting and will be checking in on both of you soon! :)

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