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, July 24, 2017

Doe PG & Horns?

Bradley Spencer of Port Gibson, Mississippi asked the question last week...is it him or is this doe pregnant?  Also, another hunter said obviously it is pregnant but the real question is...does it have horns?  

Yes, she is pregnant and most likely a late breeder being further south in the state.  Mainly south of I-20 does are dropping as late as September and October. 

Every now and then a doe can produce antlers.  This is a result of her having excessive testosterone in her system.  Her antlers will typically stay small and will not cycle and sheds like those of her male counterpart. Here is an article that explains this a little better. Doe With Antlers - Doe With Horns?

In our great wild Mississippi Outdoors!

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