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.

Monday, February 08, 2016

A Trophy Spike!


This picture was posted on Facebook page, Chasing Trophy Whitetails, which had a lot of responses. One response that I read which made sense, was that this is a debate/argument that will last for as long as man hunts deer.  He said, many studies and tests have been done, but remember, not all deer grow the same everywhere.  A study in Alabama, may not produce the same results as the same test in Michigan. Also, these studies can't allow for "freaks" of nature.  Perhaps this deer was injured shortly after birth. Perhaps a second generation doe bread with the father or uncle.  There are many reasons as to why something like this might have happened, but they may not be "Common" reasons.  This might be a 1 in 100,000 deer that this might happen in.  And this might be a 1 in 500,000 chance that is survived to this point.  Fact is, if this deer had shot 3-4-5 years ago, we never would seen/heard about it.  I have seen spikes that were fairly heavy and 10-12 inches long.  Had they not been shot, they might have ended up just like this deer in another 3-5 years.

Myself, I would mount this deer in a heart beat.  My congrats to the deer hunter and what a deer story he will tell for the rest of his life in our great wild outdoors.  

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