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.

Friday, March 19, 2010

No Bird, But That's OK!

The morning sun shining through the woods!

Sharon coming out from the first hunt of the day drinking her coffee!

Going in for her last turkey hunt!

As we were drivng into camp we could tell by the tracks on the road that we had company.  Also, a light was shining through the forest on Mill Pond's Camp by a hunter going through the woods.  As we pulled up, we saw Sammy and his friend Tad.  Of course, they were going right to the very spot that we had planned to go to.  We had to go back to the left side of the camp.  I got on F6 stand and Sharon walked down towards F1 stand and set up her blind.  At 7:05, I heard the first gobble.  Sharon said she could hear the hunters blowing the owl call.  She tried to call the turkey to her but was not successful and decided to go to it but would not gobble anymore.  All of a sudden I heard two gun shots.  Don't know if they got a bird or not.  (Yesterday morning a turkey was harvested with a 10-inch beard by Richard in the same area where the guys were this morning).  We hunted for another hour and Sharon walked back to my stand and said she was going to walk back to the camphouse and see if the hunters had left, if so, she would come back and wave at me to come on out.  They had left, so we went back over to the right side.  Sharon went by herself and I stayed near where you go up over the levee towards more hunting land and swamp in a corner.  I stayed there for about 30 mins. and decided to go back to the camo ground blind stand on the road to finish hunting.  Unfortunately, we did not see anything and signed out at 1:30.  We really had a great and memorable 5-day hunting experience and the weather was just perfect.  We are tired, but it's a good tired.  She will be hunting most of April in TN and hopefully, if she gets one, I will post it here.  She already has a TN Bird under her belt but we were really trying our best for a good ole MS Bird.  Maybe next time!


CDGardens said...

It's about getting out there and giving it a try...I'd say you both gained by being out in the great outdoors...;)

Marian Love Phillips said...

You are right CDGardens and most important, is that, we have sealed a friendship that will last forever! :)

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