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, November 06, 2018

MS Confirms 2nd Deer With Fatal Disease

The second case of a debilitating deer disease has been confirmed in Mississippi.  

The state Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks announced Tuesday that additional tests confirm a white-tailed deer found October 8 in Pontotoc County had a chronic wasting disease.

The contagious and fatal neurological disease causes deer to have tremors and other movement problems and lose weight.  The disease is already present in 24 other states.

An earlier case was found in January in Issaquena County. 

The department is implementing restrictions in Pontotoc and Union counties, and in Lee County west of U.S. 45, to control the disease's spread.  Supplemental feeding, supplemental minerals, removing certain deer carcass parts, and trapping wild hogs without a permit are banned.

The department is encouraging area hunters to submit killed deer for testing. 

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