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.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Hunting With My Daughter

Bob's one-man stand.

This morning I met my daughter, Kathy, at her sister-in-law, Faye's home south of town to hunt. Got there right at daybreak.  Had to set up Bob's one-man stand and Kathy went to the chicken coop stand.  The one- man stand was on a slight incline on the side of a hill and was hard to find a flat spot but settled in to hunt.  Saw nothing but squirrels and chipmunks playing.  About 9:15 Kathy called and we decided to go back to the house and take a short break and hunt again later. I suggested to Kathy that we swap stands and she agreed.  About 11:10 was getting ready to quit for the day and Kathy shot.  Got all my hunting gear together and by the time I got to Kathy they were looking for her deer.  She shot at a nice doe and the yearlings were off to one side and they did not move at the time. The doe went down the hill and out-of-site.  We looked for about 45 minutes to see if we could find any blood but nothing.  As we were standing talking about the deer, one blew at us.  It's probably the doe she missed and wanting to find her yearlings.  She said she either flinched or the bullet deflected off of a limb or branch.  She was so pumped up and was happy she saw a deer and hopefully by this evening she will try again and get one.

I had to come back home to start cooking for Thanksgiving.  My daughter, Debra, and her family have invited us to come to Learned, MS, for a Thanksgiving dinner.  After we eat we will head back over to Faye's via the Natchez Trace Parkway and do an afternoon hunt.  Faye's property is surrounded by deer hunting camps.  She said that the deer are always walking around in her yard and it's like a super highway through her property and has seen some nice bucks also.

In front of me.

To the left of me.

Faye's home behind me.

Kathy did not want her picture taken today so I got her backside.

She took my picture using Bob's .270.  

Chicken coop stand.

To the right of me.

To the left of me.

In front of me.

7 comments:

Lindsjรถ taxar said...

What a day for you....nice picture of you in hunting gear. Here´s evening and its time to go to bed...

michael said...

Good looking hunting. Great job to both of you!,Congrats!!

CDGardens said...

Nice pictures Marian. Looking forward to hearing more about your deer hunts in the days to come.

Marian Love Phillips said...

Thanks everyone - I'm looking forward to more hunts also and if we don't get a deer, it's OK. Just spending time together in our great outdoors is enough for me! :)

Good Hunting said...

Hunting could be exiting point to spent spare time...

Master Blogger said...

You are such a brave woman, I can see the courage and happiness in your eyes, just keep on doing your hunting activity.

Zero Dramas

Marian Love Phillips said...

Thanks for coming by Good Hunting!

Master Blogger - I appreciate your kind words and hunting is a great outlet for me and now watching my daughter and grandsons enjoy the sport of hunting. Amazing experiences and a lot of wonderful memories. Thanks for your visit.

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