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, May 19, 2015

A Lion Named Will



Footage shared last week by the Rancho dos Gnomos Santuario in Brazil shows the thrilling moment a lion named Will experiences, for the first time, the feeling of soil and grass beneath his feet.  Prior to being rescued and taken to the sanctuary, Will had been forced to perform with a traveling circus.  For 13 long years, the lion had been confined to a cramped cage and denied any semblance of a normal existence.

Within seconds of his release, Will can be seen eagerly running his paws through the soft soil - - tragically, a foreign material for a creature who, up until then, had known only cold metal floors. Will's reaction to the grass that covers his sprawling new home is equally ecstatic. Despite his age, advanced for his species, the lion rolls around like a happy cub discovering life's simple pleasures. But perhaps the most touching part of Will's transition into his new sanctuary can be seen in this moment of repose, as if mot impressed not by the feeling of dirt or grass, but by a new found sense of peace.

A lion can live up to 14 years in the wild, or up to 26 in captivity.

Published on May 12, 2015.

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