SHOT AT ONE DEER AND KILLED ANOTHER
By S. C. Turnbo
Mr. Brice Milum, a pioneer settler of Marion County, Ark., said that
while he lived on Crooked Creek near where Powell is now he shot and killed
three deer while standing in one spot. "I remember killing a doe in
1847," said he, "that weighed 110 pounds dressed." In relating
peculiar incidents of hunting Mr. Milum said that he once saw a fine buck
standing quietly within rifle range; he shot, and at the report of the gun
the deer ran away. Thinking he might have wounded it, he went to see if
there were any blood stains on the ground. To his surprise there lay a dead
deer within a few feet of where the one was standing that he shot at. "There
was no question in my mind," said he, "that I had shot at one
deer and killed another."
Mr. Milum was once an active hunter and as he related this brief story his eye fairly shone with delight as it called to his memory the happy pioneer days in Arkansas.
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