I went deer hunting this afternoon but did not see a deer...but had an owl fly below my stand and land up on a tree branch beside me and made a noise, turning its head back and fourth...then flew off across the road into the woods. I would have loved to have taken a picture of it. When I walked back to the camp house one of the hunters was coming out and I asked him if he had seen a deer and he said no, but shot a coyote. That was the only shot I heard at our camp around 4:15. Rest of the hunters came out but no one saw anything. I was so glad I went hunting...especially to get a chance to see an owl in the woods.
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.