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, July 18, 2017

He Was Not Drinking!


I received a message from my nephew today who was at work near the Grand Gulf Nuclear Generating Station in Claiborne County, MS when he spotted a mostly white/brown doe that was standing in the road.  He asked me had I ever seen a deer like that before and told him no.  It must have been a piebald deer which is rare to see one. He said the color threw him off.  He thought from a distance it was a goat.  As he got closer to it, she turned and ran across the road! It happened so fast that he had no time to take a picture with his phone and was so confused at first...and he was not drinking!   Only in our great wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors!

Genetics On DisplayA genetic variation (defect) produces the piebald condition in white-tailed deer, not parasites or diseases. Piebald deer are colored white and brown similar to a pinto pony. Sometimes they appear almost entirely white.

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