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.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

An Arrowhead Afternoon Hunt

The Arrowhead Stand is my favorite deer stand at the famous Christmas Place Plantation and Hunting Club that I have hunted.  It is the same stand that I hunted muzzleloader season last January 2011 and shot a real nice doe with Rex's 45-70 and dropped her at 85 yards.  I was hoping to get another doe on this afternoon hunt as well.  The stand is a tripod with a very nice field in front and behind you and is situated within a couple of trees which makes for a great breakup.

A nice walk to the stand...you can see the green field in the far background.

The Arrowhead Stand

My shadow in between the trees with the big field in front of me.

A buck walks out about 3:30 and feeds all the way across the field.  A few minutes later I thought I heard something behind me and saw does feeding.  I was able to get turned around and shoot at 50 yards and she dropped.

I was surprised to see the buck still feeding after I had shot the doe.  He continued to feed across the field and was never spooked.

My doe weighed 120 lbs.

Rex (Deer Camp Blog) and I with my doe.

My husband, Bob (Two Dogs Tall) and I, with my doe.

Spencer, Rex's son, skinning and cleaning my deer for me.  Many thanks Spencer!

4 comments:

Lindsjö taxar said...

Grattis! as we say in Sweden. Good hunt!!
When we shoot a moose we get a spruce twig in our hat or cap.
Nice pictures to understand how the hunting area looks like. Great!!

Michael said...

best picture I have seen in years,real hunters real deer.

CDGardens said...

Congratulations Marian! I can imagine your excitement when the deer stepped into your range.

Marian Love Phillips said...

Thanks everyone! I can feed ourselves and some family members until next season. I'm very thankful and blessed. :)
PS: Special thanks to the Howell Family on the edge of the MS Delta! :)

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