My first 8-point taken on New Year's Eve '89

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.

~Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc.~

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Another Fawn

My Facebook friend, Mike Persichini said he almost stepped on this one.  He looked down and there she was. 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Beautiful Gobbler!

My Facebook friend, Mike Persichini of Michigan took this picture of a beautiful gobbler.  It almost looks like a painting.

Saturday, May 20, 2017


"Big 8" now.

My Facebook friend, Mike Persichini named this deer, Big 8.  He said that Big 8 had a stick that was jammed into his leg during the rut. His leg swelled up real bad and he shed early. The stick broke off but part stayed in his leg. The swelling finally broke open and the rest of the stick fell out. He is on his way back to normal!  It is amazing how wild animals can adapt to injuries in the wild. 

"Big 8" last season.

Friday, May 19, 2017

RIP Two Hands

Two Hands recently got hit by a car in MI.  Picture taken by Mike Persichini.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Hand Over Your Carrots!

                    Hand over your carrots and nobody gets hurt!
                                        by Linda Sue Thompson

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

I Hate When This Happens!

I had everything planned and had told my wife I would not be going to church with her on Sunday. My wife reminded me that Sunday was the Sabbath Day and hunting a trophy buck should not be part of the Sabbath.
1. I had scouted the area all summer.
2. I searched out the best location for my tree-stand....
3. I set it all up a month ahead of time.
4. I trailed the herd.
5. I picked out a trophy buck.
6. Two days before opening day I rechecked every aspect of the hunt.
7. Everything was in place.
8. Sunday morning, I woke up at 2 am.
9. I put on my camo, loaded my pack, set out for my stand.
10. This was destined to be an "Epic" hunt.
11. As I approached my deer stand, I called my wife and told her I had decided not to hunt on the Sabbath and would meet her at church.

The Sunday sermon was entitled, "The Lord Works In Mysterious Ways".

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


Picture of my bobcat that I took from the Arrowhead (tripod) Stand while deer hunting on the edge of the MS Delta on January 17, 2009, at the famous Christmas Place Plantation and Hunting Club.  I took only one shot and he ran like a scalded cat on a hot tin roof!  (Click on picture to enlarge)