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, January 03, 2010
Deer Befriends A Decoy
I have a scanner in my kitchen and while walking through I heard the dispatcher come on to say that a call had came in about a deer that was in a backyard. The policeman came back and said, "DEER"???...and the dispatcher said, yes, DEER. So the Vicksburg police came out to Frank Holifield's home to shooed away a spike that had visited his backyard on Drummond Street, which in about 5 blocks from our home. It looks like the spike attempted to befriend a decoy target. This picture was posted in The Vicksburg Post a few weeks ago under Photos By Our Readers. About two months ago while Bob and I were headed home, a big buck came out from below a hill on Confederate Ave., near a Confederate Monument, crossed in front of us and went down a hill on the other side. This was only 3 blocks from our home. All you could see was RACK! It was awesome! You don't have to live in a rural area or go to a deer camp...they are right under your nose in the city limits! Charming, Just Charming!