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.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Grandmother Bags a Giant Buck

My friend, jdp of Dudleys Diary in TX, sent me this article the other day taken from (TV 12) about this 60 year old grandmother who may have harvested the biggest buck. Below is the story written on November 9th by a staff writer.

GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- A Texoma grandmother says she bagged her biggest deer in Grayson County this weekend, and it may be one of the biggest ever killed in the area by a woman.

Joyce Ooten, 60, used her bow to shoot this 19-point-buck over the weekend. Ooten shot the big game on her property, the Refuge Road Archery Range. Ooten says she and her husband, Donnie, have had a friendly rivalry for some time over who will kill the bigger deer.

Now, she says she's ahead.

"He'd been telling me if you're going to get that deer, you had better get down there and hunt it. I like to hunt in the afternoon, not much on mornings, and he said you better go down there and get it or I'm going to get him. I beat him to it," Ooten says.

Ooten says she will mount the deer on her wall. We're still waiting to hear back from Texas Parks and Wildlife to see if this kill breaks any records. My congrats to Joyce! What a great harvest!


Anonymous said...

Someday I hoping to be "that" kinda Grandma! What an awesome buck.

Thanks for sharing this with us Marian. I do so enjoy your blog.

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Long Ridge Deer Camp said...

A most hansone fellow, and my money says he breaks the record! Good for her! Excellent post Marian!!! Jack xox

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