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.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Alaska Photos of Sitka Deer


Published on October 8, 2010, a foursome of young bucks fell upon some good luck as they were pulled from the icy waters of Stephens Passage by a group of locals out to enjoy the last few days of recent sunshine.  These good Samaritans describe their experience as "one of those defining moments in life." A group of four juvenile Sitka black-tailed deer. They swam right toward the boat, then, they started to circle the boat looking up and looked like they needed help.

The typically skittish and absolutely wild animals came willingly and once on the boat, collapsed with exhaustion.  They recovered on the back of Tom Satre's 62-foot charter vessel, the Alaska Quest. All deer were transported toTaku Harbor and witnesses reported they all recovered from what appeared to be exhaustion and a bit of hypothermia.
 
One of the four Sitka black-tailed bucks pulled from the waters of Stephens Passage is seen being transported via wheelbarrow by Tom Satre after reaching Taku Harbor.

Once the group reached the dock, the first to be pulled from the water hopped onto the dock, looked back, then leapt into the waters of the harbor and swam to shore. He quickly disappeared into the forest. Two others followed suit, after a bit of prodding and assistance from the group.  What a happy ending for our 4-legged deer in the wild outdoors!

1 comment:

Passinthru Outdoors said...

what an incredible story. Thanks for sharing.

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