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.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Hunter Shot While Turkey Hunting
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks" Lt. Chris Reed said the incident happened last Friday morning.
Reed says 63-year old Curtis Entrekin and 69-year-old-Charles Childs were hunting turkeys together but had separated at some point during the morning.
Officials say Childs was returning to the area where the two men parted when he was shot. Reed says it appears to be a case of a hunter mistaking another for game.
Reed says Childs was taken to a hospital, where he had 26 pellets removed from his face and neck area.
A golden rule in firearm safety is to identify your target beyond all doubt.
National Wild Turkey Federation's hunter safety expert, Tom Hughes, has a strategy to prevent him from failing to identify his target. He calls it "ironclad identification."
"You have to insist on ironclad identification," he said. "It's not enough to see the red of a turkey's head; you've got to see its eyes, beak and beard." In other words, look for several details specific to that animal.