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, October 16, 2013

Ella's First Deer

Yesterday, I posted a picture of Ella with her doe and today I was happy to receive a picture of Ella from her Dad, Wade, of her very first deer...a 6 pt. buck taken in November 2011 with a .223.  It weighed in at 180+ pounds, he said.  I love the initiating of blood on her face!  

My first deer was also a 6 pt. buck and all the hunters had gone home on opening day and my husband-to-be, Bob, and I stayed after the storm let up and went in.  He dropped me off at my stand and he walked down the creek from me and just about the time he sat down to light up a cigarette, I shot.  The ground was so wet that the deer never heard or smelled us walking in.  I got down to look for my deer and found blood and slapped it all over my face!  I knew the hunters had left and decided to initiate my own self.  That was the beginning of my 28 years of hunting at the age of 44.  

Ella is so lucky to start hunting at a very young age.  Her younger sister Miley has started hunting as well. I wish both of them GOODHUNTING in our great wild outdoors.  They are two very lucky little girls and a special/proud Dad to teach them.  

2 comments:

Lindsjö taxar said...

I still Think its to Young. We have stricts laws about that. You are first allowed with 15 years to sit by your parent and from 18 years you are allowed to take hunting license.

Marian Love Phillips said...

Yes, it is young Lindsjo but the laws are different here in the States. I was 44 years old before I started hunting and wished I had been hunting all my life. It is such an enjoyable sport and lucky to have hunted at all! Thanks for coming by! :)

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