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.
Saturday, February 10, 2018
MS Dead Deer Found With Fatal Disease
The state Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks announced Friday that a white-tailed deer found dead January 25 in Issaquena County has tested positive for the chronic wasting disease.
It's the first deer found in Mississippi with the disease.
The contagious and fatal neurological disease typically causes deer to have tremors and other movement problems and lose weight. The disease was already present among deer in Arkansas and 23 other states.
The department is ordering hunters to stop supplemental feeding of wildlife in Claiborne, Hinds, Issaquena, Sharkey, Warren, (my hometown county) and Yazoo counties as part of its response plan.
Mississippi last year banned the import of dead deer carcasses from affected areas in hopes of keeping out the disease.