News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Valley Hunter

June 11, 2011

REDNECK QUAKER: Hunting memories to remember

TERRE HAUTE — I have a girlfriend of the old age of four years old and she stole my heart with her big brown eyes while we were waiting at swim practice.

So as we played tic-tac-toe and drew a lot of pictures. Penelope Phillippi told me about a big deer her “poppy” [grandfather] had taken with his bow and arrow.

Randy Powell is the gentleman who was setting next to me at the swim meet for the Terre Haute Torpedoes and yes, you guessed it, he is Penelope’s “poppy.” I talked him out of a picture of this outstanding 12-pointer with a 11-inch drop and measured 24 inches on the inside.

In the state of Texas, they don’t refer to a deer in how many points a deer has, but how wide the horns are from the outside point to point. So this deer is outstanding in both worlds!

Edgar County around Paris, Ill., is where this deer grew up in the green pastures and not many trees. Randy set up in a small strip of trees overlooking pasture and it was about 20 minutes after daylight with him coming from behind and like appearing out of nowhere.

Well, Randy spotted several does feeding on acorns on a hillside about 40 yards in front of him. That is what this Romeo was looking for, a date with one of those pretty gals, so he didn’t care much about a guy with a string and stick setting in a tree.

Randy said he had never seen this deer before, but after spotting some nice rack, he decided he was a keeper. Randy looked away to get his bow and when he looked back, the buck was gone, and he thought he was going to cry. But he soon spotted him behind a tree and the buck made the biggest mistake of his life.

Somebody up in high places was looking over Randy that day, for the buck walked over and stopped 17-yards broadside, letting him take a perfect shot. He ran about 100 yards into a thick area with Randy keeping him in sight the whole time and laid down.

You’re thinking he is down, but after walking up there, the buck gets up and disappears. So Randy starts some intense tracking and the buck made a wide circle coming back within 20 yards of where he laid down the first time and bedded down again.

I’m sure you watched “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” with the very big grin on that old Grinch. Randy’s was even bigger. The next thing to consider was how who was going to mount the buck.

Back to my girlfriend, just before Christmas, she got to thinking about that big deer “poppy” had taken and was worried about the reindeer. But after opening a pile of presents taller that she is and six baby dolls, she figured the reindeer was OK.

This deer made memories for Penelope and her “poppy” that will never be forgotten!

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Valley Hunter
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Airstrike Shatters Fragile Calm in Gaza Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Fox Dons 'Bondage Strap' Skirt at Comic-Con Raw: Violent Clashes Between Libyan Militias Today in History for July 28th 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma
NDN Video
'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity