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, May 28, 2014

Black Bear Hit & Killed On Hwy 80

Monday, around 9:00 p.m., a vehicle traveling east on U.S Hwy. 80 between Newton and Hickory in Newton County, hit and killed a black bear.  
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Conservation Officer Sgt. Tyler Norman responded to the scene of the accident and found the 168 pound male bear dead on the shoulder of the highway.  
The driver of the vehicle, who was uninjured, reported that the bear ran out of the woods and into the highway just after the vehicle had crossed Turkey Creek.
Local residents are advised that while black bears are not common in east central Mississippi, there are a few bears in this area of the state. 

In the lower two-thirds of Mississippi the black bear is listed as a Federally Threatened Species and it is classified as Endangered throughout the state under Mississippi statute. 

As such, it is illegal to intentionally kill or harass a black bear. 

Motorists driving at night or early morning in areas inhabited by bears should exercise caution. 

The bear killed Monday night was taken to MDWFP's Museum of Natural Science to be used for research and education.

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