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.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
A Flag Thief
Recently, I received an email from a good friend in Washington State about this flag thief. He said...Thank God for the critters! I've wasted hundreds of hours fighting with these fellows - who win simply because I gave up! He sent me this story out of Toledo, OH, that the police have discovered that small flags were being swiped from a police memorial and squirreled away.
Two Toledo officers watched last Wednesday as a squirrel quickly snatched a flag off its wooden dowel and ran off with it. Lt. James Brown told The Blade newspaper the bushy-tailed critter was too quick to catch.
Later, police noticed a squirrel hanging out on a tree branch outside a third-floor window at their headquarters building. They also spotted a squirrel's nest made of leaves and branches - and at least two of the little flags.
Brown says at least three of the flags have gone missing in recent days.
He careful to point out he can't prove all were the work of the same squirrel!