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.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Opening Day In NE MS

First off, we got into the woods at daybreak...not a good thing!  After Gerald and I dropped off Bob at a ground wooden stand, we walked down to where he was going to set me up along the edge of a road where the deer crossed and soon remembered we forgot the ground blind.  Then all of a sudden we heard dogs running a deer and we quickly loaded our guns and waited near a tree.  We saw two dogs but no deer.  I got set up (without my ground blind) and waited.  There was a stand down from me but unfortunately could not get into it.  About 9:30 I heard two shots near me and knew it was Gerald.  About 30 minutes later I saw him come to the road and waited for me and then pointed to a 7 pt. buck that he drugged out laying at about 50 yards in front of us but a dog was hanging out with the deer.  While he walked back to get his Kuboda tractor I stayed behind and took pictures of the deer and dog.  He tied the 7 pt. to the tractor and told me to hop on.  He said his tractor was a $20,000 redneck 4-wheeler and it was actually my first time to be on one.  What an experience!  (We left our 4-wheeler at home and his 3-wheeler needed a new tire)  I helped him load the deer into his truck and we all headed back to the house.  On the afternoon hunt, we left Bob at the ground stand and we walked back to where I was on the morning hunt and helped me set up my ground blind.  He used a bush to cut out a rest for me to put my gun in.  He then got into a stand 85 yards down from me and watched the road to the right while I watched to the left but saw no deer.  At least one of us was lucky enough to get a deer on opening day in our great wild outdoors! 

What I saw to the left of where I was sitting...

...and to the right.

What a beautiful morning to deer hunt!

Gerald's 7 pt. buck.

Junior, name of the dog hanging out with the deer.  He also had the No. 11 painted/burned on his coat.

Gerald going back to pick up his hunting gear.

Bob took our picture on the Kubota tractor.  Note Bob's walking stick in front of tractor.

 My ground blind set up for an afternoon hunt.


CDGardens said...

Beautiful country! Congrats to Gerald on his 7 pointer!

Marian Love Phillips said...

Thanks CDGarden...will let him know! :)

JDP said...

Great photos Marian!


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