Vicksburg's Tanner Hornback, 8, made his first deer a memorable one. The big 10-point buck scored 160 points, weighed 247 pounds and had an inside spread of 18-1/2 inches. Tanner took the buck with an 85-yard shot at Belle Island Hunting Club in November. He was hunting with his mother, Paula Hornback.
Vicksburg resident Jon Cade Easterling, 10, killed his first deer on January 20 while hunting private land in Warren County with his uncle Stanley Myers and cousin Chelsea Myers. He shot the 140-pound doe with an Encore 7mm-08 rifle from a distance of 125 yards. Jon Cade is the son of Andrea McMillin of Vicksburg and the late Jon Timothy Easterling of Columbia.
Malachi Cox, 6, shot this 200-pound, 11-point buck while hunting on his family's land and in Hinds County on January 20. He took the deer with a perfect 60-yard shot with his Ruger 7.62x39 bolt action rifle. Malachi is the son of Richard and Kelly Cox.
My congrats to all three young boys in our great wild and crazy outdoors. Proud of all of you!