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.
It was 80% chance of rain all day Saturday (my 77th birthday) and my hunting friend/mentor, Rex Howell and I went to the Pond Stand. It was slightly raining but had stopped after an hour. I was his Dad's stand and not hunted much this season. It has a walk-up ramp that is opened but enclosed with a bench. I have seen ducks off of this stand but it's dried up now and ryegrass was planted. We did not see a deer or a hog but enjoyed the hunt together and being in the woods.