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.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Hairy Bear Scare

My friend, Dennis, who lives in Port Gibson, MS, sent me these pictures by e-mail of a couple of his friends that went on a hunting trip for Elk in Montana.   

As the story of them sat down next to a tree in a small patch of undergrowth and did the "calling" while the younger man settled in on a piece of "high ground" to be able to survey the oncoming Elk and to be in position to make the best possible shot.


As the younger man looked back to where the "caller" was sitting he nearly thew up!  There, not about 5 paces behind the unaware caller was nearly 3/4 tons of GRIZZLEY BEAR...HUNGRY BEAR!!!

With ungodly fear in his heart, the young man immediately settled into a tight prone position and fired at the beast.  He was scared.  Scared of the bear, and very scared of having to shoot at something within a foot or so of his now fear paralyzed pal.  

It took all 5 rounds from his 300-Win Magnum to stop the bear less than a foot from the old man.

Both men just sat and shook for almost an hour until their host caught up with them and told them about the bear that had been known several weeks ago to have killed several young cattle, a few sheep, and other farm/ranch animals.  But, he was thought to have moved. on.

"I guess all's well that ends well."  But, this story will live in the hearts of these two for generations to come.


CDGardens said...

That was a close call! I am glad to see things turned out okay for the hunters.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Is that real???

Marian Love Phillips said...

Yes, it's real...and yes, it was a close call! I would not want to meet up with that BIG BEAR in the woods! :)

Thanks for coming by! :)

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