My Facebook hunting friend, Susan Crain had a great afternoon deer hunting and got her first deer of the season. A doe with fresh back straps for tomorrow, she said.
She announced that she came close to a bad afternoon and you just never know when your time could come. After taking the Doe with her bow...she climbed down from her stand without her radio, and while throwing her crossbow and running, her 9mm fell from the holster because she didn't have it strap in. Yelp, she said...when stepping onto the ground there sat a Rattlesnake and by the time she stepped off the last step, it was curled shaking its buttons. Of course, she was not prepared for that. She knows better.....but who the heck thinks about rattlesnakes at the end of October. Only in Florida. Susan said.
So glad she had a happy ending and the rattlesnake went on its way and decided not to strike at her. My congratulations on a fine doe in the wonderful and wild State of Florida!
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.