A BUNCH OF DEER COME NEAR THE YARD GATE
By S. C. Turnbo
Mrs. Elizabeth Clark says that when she lived on Big Creek at the mouth of Little Cedar Creek which is just over the line in Marion County, Ark., deer would often visit the stock lick in the wood yard. "One day," said she, "I saw 10 deer on the lick ground at the same time and some of them were in 15 paces of the yard gate. They were very pretty animals out there pawing the ground and tasting the saline dirt, but I could not resist the temptation of making an effort to kill one and so I took the rifle down from the rack and aimed at one of the deer and fired and wounded it but it and the rest of the bunch left the lick in a hurry," said Mrs. Clark.
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