My name is Jake Stone. I am from Newton, Illinois. I have been deer hunting for the past three years now and I have loved every day. I am 18 years old and go to Lakeland College in Mattoon Illinois. For me deer hunting has truly turned from a weekend passion, to an obsession. I killed my first doe last year with a bow and it was one of the most exciting things to happen in my life and can’t wait to have that feeling again. I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to hunt some great bottom ground in Jasper County, Illinois and I am really excited for this up coming season. I shoot a PSE Brute X, carbon express arrows, and rage broad heads. A couple of my great friends Taylor Kerner and A.J. Hyatt have really got me into hunting in the last few years and I am so thankful to them for showing me the ways. When I’m not shooting my bow or handgun stands, I’m usually in the woods doing something. I have had dirt bikes and four wheelers my whole life. I also got started into turkey hunting last year thanks to A.J. I am definitely super excited to be back in the woods this year.
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.