JACKSON, Miss. — Ron
Manning has hunted deer for
He thought he had saw
almost every scenario imaginable,
“I started deer hunting
when I was 16 years old, and
I’ve seen them do a lot of
things from eating grape bubble
gum and getting it all over
them to what I saw last Tuesday,”
the Hinds County man
said in an article by Brian
Albert Broom in The Clarion-
Manning woke at 6 a.m. and
debated hunting at all. Sitting
on his back porch, Manning
figured, “Well, heck, I’m going
In the stand 30 minutes late,
Manning did his usual routine
of cleaning his scope, glasses
and binoculars when something
out of his routine happened.
“From 7:05 to 7:15, I
sneezed nine times,” Manning
said. “I put my mouth in my
elbow and tried to (muffle) it in
Figuring he’d blown his
chance at a deer for at least
another hour, Manning decided
to take that opportunity to
blow his nose. That’s when it
“I leaned over to my right
and a 17-inch, 8-point came
roaring in,” Manning said. “He
had his ears laid back, his eyes
glazed over and the hair
standing up on his back.
“Obviously, I said something
to upset him because he came
to fight. He wasn’t cautious.
He came in running.”
Apparently the buck, blinded
by testosterone and anger,
confused Manning’s sinus
attack for another buck in his
area and wasn’t going to let
the trespasser slide.
“He was wide open, coming
to me,” Manning said. “I shot
him at 25 yards.”
Still amused by the deer’s
fatal mistake, Manning joked
that instead of a grunt/wheeze
call, this deer fell victim to a
“I wish I knew exactly what I
did so I could duplicate it,”
JACKSON, Miss. — Ron
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Sharpshooters whack more deer in park
THURMONT, Md. (AP) — The National Park Service says government sharpshooters killed 156 white-tailed deer in the fifth year of a herdreduction
program at Catoctin Mountain Park near Thurmont.
Club meeting today at 3 p.m.
WESTERNPORT — The Upper Potomac Rod and Gun Club will meet Sunday
at 3 p.m. at the Westernport American Legion, according to Gordon Green, 301-
Political effort fails to stop Nebraska mountain lion hunts
LINCOLN, Neb. — Recently, the Nebraska Senate failed to override the governor’s veto of LB 671—the mountain lion hunting ban. Pushed by Senator Ernie Chambers, the motion which needed 30 votes to pass only garnered 24 yes votes.
Turkey calling contest scheduled
KEYSER, W.Va. — The Outdoor Club at Potomac State College of West Virginia
University will sponsor a wild turkey calling contest Tuesday in the Davis Conference Center.
Another Pa. deer has CWD
HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Jefferson County deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease according to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, marking the seventh case in a captive or wild deer since 2012.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is advising Western Maryland residents to take measures to avoid unwelcome visits from hungry black bears.
The agency said recently that bears are leaving their winter dens and searching for food.
Deer birth control program falls short in New York town
HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) — Heavy snow and red tape resulted in a disappointingly slow start for a pioneering program in a New York suburb to use birth control as a no-kill way to thin the numbers of deer.
How many deer on Green Ridge?
A study completed in 2013 by a master’s degree candidate at the University of Delaware showed that there are 20 to 30 deer per square mile on the Green Ridge State Forest, including some pretty darn nice bucks.
Black bear biologist explains new hunt
The Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service has abandoned the bear harvest quota system in use for 10 hunting seasons and has set the next two hunts at four days apiece.
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