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.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Better Luck Next Time!
It's looking a lot better with some of the brush cut back and the leaves off the trees. Does have been seen crossing here early in the morning the Camp President told me yesterday. They cross the road from the direction of the Big Black River and about 40 yards to the left of my stand. The deer head down the hill towards another camp, Mill Pond, which starts at the base of the hill. I havested a doe here that was coming from Mill Pond one hunting season.
It was a beautiful evening to be in the woods and to see the evening stars and the waxing crescent moon. Took this picture while still on my stand with no flash.
A nice 8-point was taken around 3:45 when a doe came out at 70 yards and the buck 30 seconds behind her. He was in full rut. It was taken off the stand where I saw nine turkeys and does. They came over the levee to the left of the stand and he shot the buck as it stood in the road with the doe. The buck only ran 30 yards into the woods.
Deer Camp President, Allen Brown, harvested this nice 8-point buck yesterday evening. He shot it with a .444 and it weighed 185 lbs. Their was only Allen, Andy, Sammy and myself hunting yesterday afternoon. I did have a deer blow at me around 5:15, but never saw it. I really enjoy being on a deer stand with nature all around me and thank God that I have a place to hunt. My sincere congrats to Allen on his fine harvest in our great wild outdoors!