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.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

In Memory of Hershel B. Howell

October 4, 1926 ~
April 7, 2014
I received the saddest news yesterday of my hunting friend/mentor Rex Howell's Dad, Hershel Howell, who had passed away.  I was introduced to him back in May 2007 when my husband and I were invited to come to their camp called the Christmas Place Plantation and Hunting Club by Rex.  You could not have met such a wonderful and close-nit family and his Dad was often called the "Chief!"  He was a retired Realtor and a good and kind-heated man and a great Father to his four sons, Trent, Paul, Rex, Jamie and his daughter, Holly.  He was always happy to see us and we enjoyed his company. He was a big hunter and fisherman and played golf as well.  Before the evening meals he would asked if anyone had anything to say or just talk about our successful hunts and afterwards would lead us all in pray before we ate.  Hershel was also the author of three published books, LIM, Jeff's God and True Tales From The Council Fire.  It want be the same at the hunting camp without the "Chief" and he will sadly be missed by all his family and friends.  May He Rest In Peace!    

 Pictures of Hershel that I took while we dove hunted together with his dog Trigger.

Taking a walk around the camp on a pretty sunny day with his faithful dog Trigger!


Phillip said...

Marian, if you get a chance to visit with Rex and the family, please do pass along all my best. Hershel was a sure enough influence on Rex, as I bet he was to that whole family, and I know his loss will weigh heavy for a while.

Take care.

Main Line Sportsman said...

It is indeed hard and sad when one of the good ones passes. keep his memory true!

Adam said...

Marian, sorry for the loss of your friend Hershel. Prayers for his family and friends.

Marian Love Phillips said...

Thanks Phillip - I will. I still hard to believe he is gone.

Thanks Main Line Sportsman - yes it is hard but will always keep him in my memory. He was a good man!

Thanks Adam...he will be missed by family and hunting friends.

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