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

Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...
Stories of my hunting experiences with family, friends or whatever else I want to blog about.

A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Introducing A Child to Shed Hunting

It's almost time for outdoors-men and women to get outside to do some shed hunting.  Whitetail sheds are already dropping off in many of the northern states.  Above is an awesome video that Matt Hunt posted of his 3-year-old shed hunter finding the second half to a great matching shed antler set.  Loots like Matt and his young son have a great, mature buck to chase after next season.  Happy shed hunting in our great wild outdoors!

Monday, February 23, 2015

The Bloom Fountain

After the parade for Malcolm Butler (Super Bowl hero) Saturday afternoon, I passed by the Bloom Fountain and took this picture walking back to my vehicle.  I have always admired this beautiful fountain which is named for the Greek mythology, Hebe, who is the goddess of youth.

The fountain was bequeathed in 1926 by Louis Bloom, a prominent Vicksburg Businessman.  It was designed and sculpted at a cost of $6,500 by Albert Weiblan Granite Company of New Orleans.

Hebe ~ Goddess of Youth!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Butler (Super Bowl Hero) Did It!

Thousands of people lined the streets of downtown Vicksburg to see our Super Bowl hero ride past on a float during the Malcolm Butler Homecoming Parade.  The New England Patriots corner-back, a Vicksburg native, said that "It's been real crazy.  Life changed real fast.  The whole world seen what I did, so it's supposed to change that fast,"  He said that he has been busy a lot.  A lot of phone calls.  Less rest.  Not getting as much sleep as he normally gets.  It's been bad in a good way, so everything's good."  Butler's next play is to build on his success.  My congrats to Malcolm Butler and wish him all the luck that he deserves. Below are some pictures I took of the parade yesterday in my hometown.

Welcome Home, Malcolm Butler!
"I will not let that one play define my life."

The Butler did it!

Watching from the window ~ The End

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Austin's Buck From A Darkwoods Blind

This young hunter, Austin Booth, got this very nice buck from a Darkwoods Blind stand recently.  My Facebook friend Jimmy Darkwoods sells these nice hunting blinds and would love to own one some day.   My congrats to Austin in our great wild outdoors!


(As told by Austin's Mom about his hunt)  My son Austin was recently on a Life Hunt in Alabama with BuckMasters.  We were able to hunt out of one of the Darkwoods Blinds and we loved them!  The blinds have plenty of room that we fit three adults and one child with folding chairs and still had enough room to put our bags and rifles.  It was freezing and raining there and after sitting in one of these you had no idea how cold it was outside.  The blinds shielded us perfectly from the weather and kept us warm!  At our first day sitting a doe walked out of the woods about 10 feet away and had no idea we were even there.  I highly recommend these blinds to any hunter and they are wheelchair accessible which was ideal for the Hunters on the Life Hunt! Thank you for all you have done and for making these perfect for hunters like Austin!  

The New Darkwoods Double FX Pro-Hunter Handicap Blind, with Realtree XTRA Pattern.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

First Squirrel Hunt

John Knotts' son, Eli, of Soso, MS, took three squirrels on his very fist squirrel hunt.  He also had to take his toy gun with him for good luck! My congrats to Eli on a job well done in our great wild outdoors.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Bring In The Helicopters!

My friend and mentor, Rex Howell, (Deer Camp Blog) is planning his Annual Hog Hunt at the famous Christmas Place Plantation and Hunting Club (on the edge of the MS Delta) next weekend Feb. 27 - Mar 1. I think he should bring in the helicopters to help eradicate these nasty ole disgusting (good eaten) hogs. When I killed my two hogs there last month it was twelve out in a big opened field and I'm sure it's 20 times more on the hunting grounds. Good luck to all the hog hunters attending in getting the job done in our great wild outdoors!

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