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.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Velvet Shedding on a Barbed Wire Fence



Hunting season is fast approaching and the bucks are shedding their velvet.  This happens every year prior to the re-growth of new ones.  The process usually takes two to three weeks to complete and the re-growth takes place over the summer up into early fall.  The cycles starts all over again after the rut when the antlers fall off.  A buck does not need antlers (depending on animal/latitude) during the early months of the year because they can manage without antlers and do not need to fight off other bucks for territory or does. 

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