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, February 28, 2011

Cougars Caught on Game Trail

One of my classmate's son, Bobby, sent me this article recently that he saw in The Seattle Times of a rare photo showing eight cougars caught on a game trail on December 23.  One cougar is seen snarling as they congregate on a rock cliff near Moses Coulee in Central Washington.

As the article goes...they don't exactly hunt in packs, don't travel in herds and aren't typically thought of as communal beings.

The image of the mountain lion as a stealthy, solitary beast is woven into the fabric of the American West.

And yet there they were on a game trail in Eastern Washington - eight creatures famous for being loners, all huddled together as if attending some big-cat block party.

To read more about this fascinating phenomenon, Click here!  




5 comments:

DeanO said...

WOW - this is the coolest animal story I've seen in about forever... thanks for sharing it

LB @ BulletsandBiscuits said...

Holy crap! That's awesome...thanks for sharing it!

Marian Love Phillips said...

I know it's awesome site DeanO and LB@BulletsandBiscuits...so glad we have game trails so we can capture nature at its very best! :)

Jessica said...

Wow, that's really interesting. I guess there's a lot that goes on in the animal world that we don't know about.

CDGardens said...

The facts about home ranges of mother cougars and daughters of previous litters coexisting is very interesting. It reminds me of the generational ranges of whitetail doe and offspring.

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