Michael Macko's son is shown here with a couple of big hogs (sows) that were killed in Holmes County, MS recently. I can relate to this picture while killing a 180 lbs. sow and a smaller one running at a deer camp in Holmes County. They are running wild in the Delta and north Mississippi. When I shot my first sow a few years ago there were at least 12 eating in a field. It was three big ones and the rest were smaller and I aimed for the head while she was eating and dropped her in her tracks and reloaded and shot another one running. I was actually deer hunting when they came out to feed. We do have a wild hog epidemic in Mississippi where they are doing a lot of damage to the landscape and you can hunt hogs year-round. It was an awesome hunt and I have a picture of me with my hog taking up the whole tailgate. I took it to a processor in town and enjoyed the meat for a full year. My congrats to Michael and his son on a job well done in our great wild Mississippi outdoors. I'm thinking it's barbeque time!
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.