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.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

(Arizona Version)


The images are incredible. A bobcat that has scampered to the top of a saguaro cactus -- and it was quite a climb!

The photos were captured in Gold Canyon , on the foot of the Superstition Mountains.

The bobcat was trying to get away from a mountain lion that was stalking it, explains the photographer Curt Fonger. He darted up a 40-foot saguaro, and there he stayed for the remainder of the day.

Curt Fonger and his wife Marta are living out their golden years on wilderness' edge in Gold Canyon . With over 40 years of photography experience, Curt recently had a career-defining moment.

"I've never had the luxury of seeing a bobcat on top of a saguaro," he says. "Just a beautiful creature, he was displaying himself proudly, kind of looking around, probably trying to see if mister mountain lion was still around... it was almost if he was posing!"

Curt says the golden cat with amber eyes stared back at him, perched on top of the cactus for hours.
"He was pretty relaxed, he kind of laid on top of the saguaro, shut his eyes, almost as if he was sleeping."

The bobcat eventually came down, but Curt and Marta are still riding high.

"It was that Kodak moment I think every photographer lives for."




4 comments:

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

Now that is feaking wild!

Jess Outside said...

The top photos look just like a housecat perched on a mantel or something. And then you see how high he climbed. I hate to use the word "cute," but it's kind of cute.

Long Ridge Deer Camp said...

What an unusual and neat post! Jack

Marian Love Phillips said...

Thanks Guys...I enjoyed sharing it with you. It's different...something you don't see everyday! :)
PS: What a cool cat!

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