Now through late August and September is not the best times to bush hog plots and fields. Doe's are starting to drop fawns and you take a chance of running over a newborn, plus they need cover to bed down in. Also remember that if you see a fawn, leave it alone. Resist the temptation of wanting to catch one thinking it was abandoned or something happened to momma. Also when a doe has twins she separates them apart from each other and she will also bed down away from them or leave every 4 to 6 hours to browse and drink water.
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.