Vicksburg resident Cloe McGowan, 11, killed her first deer Nov. 22 while hunting with her Uncle Paul Powers. McGowan arrived in the stand on family land in Hinds County late in the afternoon and saw more than a half-dozen deer before taking this 4-pointer. She took a shot at an 8-pointer but missed, and then moments later the 4-pointer trotted into the food plot.
“The deer jumped back and a big clob of dirt came up,” Cloe said of taking her shot. “I really like hunting now!”
Cloe is the daughter of Mark and Callie McGowan, and the granddaughter of Ronnie and Linda McGowan.
I used to work with grandmother Linda McGowan at the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. I'm so proud of Cloe and I know her grandparents are as well. My congrats to Cloe in her first deer in our great outdoors!
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.