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.
Yesterday as I was sitting at my computer, something caught my eye. It was my squirrel friend. Haven't seen him in awhile and could be because we have a cat now and she was nowhere in site. I had left the backdoor open because the weather was so pretty outside yesterday. I grabbed my camera and started taking pictures. He soon got out of range and went to the doorway of my computer room, which leads to the utility room and then outside. I saw him on the ledge near my flower pot and leaned over and got these pictures. I was afraid he would come in the house at one point. Our cat, Allie, must have been sleeping in the house somewhere. I made a noise to see what he would do and he was trying to figure it out. He then went around the pot to the other side of the ledge and I went back to my computer. Got one last shot on the ledge. He soon jumped down and was leaving. I made my way to the backdoor and saw him on the steps. I said, "What are you doing?" and he looked at me and took off running down the steps and flew up into the cedar tree as fast as he could. It was neat to see my playful squirrel friend again. He was really brave to come that close to the house with the backdoor wide open.