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

Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.

Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Mighty Mississippi On The Rise Again


The Mississippi River is on the rise and predicted to reach 32.7 feet by next Monday.  Hurricane Florence may be dumping rain and causing flooding in the Carolinas and along the East Coast, but the heavy rains falling in the east are not affecting a current rise in the MS River.  

It was 17 feet on September 10th.  The rise is the result of a combination of rain from Tropical Storm Gordon and a frontal system that was dropping heavy rain in the upper Ohio River Valley before Gordon arrived.  

Right now, storm Florence is in the upper parts of the Ohio River and maybe will get 1-2 inches more.  The Mississippi's level at Cario, Il is holding at 40 feet.  Unless heavy rainfalls occur it should be coming down a little bit more. 


Let's hope it will not flood in my hometown again with the rising river.  River Level today is 28.70 feet and rose 1.82 foot with flood stage at 43 feet.  

Flooding from the Mississippi River in the Yazoo Diversion Canal, in my hometown of Vicksburg, Mississippi, May 2011 at 57.1 feet.  

Monday, September 17, 2018

Happy Birthday To You, Lucy Ann!

Wishing my Granddaughter Lucy Ann a very Happy Birthday today!  Lucy is expecting her 2nd son within two weeks and will be my 4th Great Grandson.  I love you very much Lucy and have a Blessed one!  Gran Gran  xoxo

Congratulations Ian!


I'm so proud of my Great Grandson Ian for passing his Hunter's Education Course at Mahannah Farms recently.  He has been hunting with his Dad ever since he could walk and hopefully this hunting season he will get his very first deer.  One day I hope to hunt with my Great Grandson in our wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors.   Way to go, Ian!  Great Gran Gran loves you very much!  

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Good Morning Buddy



My best squirrel friend who would always wait for me in the morning and run excitedly on the stone pathway to get a peanut and then run all the way back to the bench each time. Squirrels are such unique individual characters and sometimes certain squirrels form bonds like this with humans. A new video of me having a blast teaching two new squirrels to use the path and avoid the grass is online at https://youtu.be/zUNekLDPnSA a sort of behind the scenes look at how it is done!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

2 For 1

Blake Rouse of Picayune, Mississippi got two for one behind the house recently.  What makes it even better, it only took one shot!  

One shell and two down!  Sure will be good eating in the Rouse's household with a couple of whole smokers.  Blake is also an avid deer hunter and fisherman in our great wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors!  Good shot Blake!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

A Monster Gator!


I'm ending gator season with this picture that's all over Facebook and just sharing it with you today.  Not sure where it was caught only that it's 13' 9.5" and weighing 800 lbs.  Someone commented, "Y'all keep swimming in them Rivers!"

Alligator season is officially over here in Mississippi and hoping it was a good season for all hunters involved in our great wild and wonderful outdoors! 

Monday, September 10, 2018

A Dinosaur Legend Caught

Clay Wanner of D'Iberville, MS and his friends said they killed a dinosaur legend at 11’6” and 450 lbs. 


It was killed in Gautier, Mississippi last Friday night. 

This dinosaur has been a legend in this area for many, many years.  Clay said the gator definitely has been around the block.  

He was missing a finger on one hand and barely had any teeth left.  They were all gone or worn down.  

It looked like he was on a decline.  Some older men in the area said they've seen the same one since they were young.

"For groceries, true organic groceries...not like the stuff you buy at Whole Foods.  His meat has the hunter's blood, sweat, and tears to flavor it.  You should get you some.  God approves."  Robert Culbertson

Friday, September 07, 2018

Alligator Hunting In Mississippi



With alligator season in full swing until September 10th, I wanted to post a video on how most alligators are hunted in the great outdoors of Mississippi. 

Alligator hunting in the swamps of Mississippi has proved to be a challenging but rewarding adventure for the Mossy Oak Crew.  After several sleepless nights of fighting the weather, mosquitoes, time, and alligators the guys at Mossy Oak were able to tag gators on both private and public land.  (2013)

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Zachary's First Dinosaurs!

This is the very first time ever for Zachary Anderson of Pass Christian, MS, to hunt these dinosaurs (gators) and said that he's hooked!  



They had an amazing hunting trip and tagged out on the first night and can't wait for next year!  My congratulations to all involved in our great wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors!  Way to go!

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Daniel's Gator


Daniel Wilson of the Two Hooks Kayak Fishing Team caught this nice 9-foot gator on Saturday, September 1st in south-east Mississippi.  His teammate is editing their 3 GoPro's with music and trying to make it family friendly. 

My congratulations to Daniel and his teammate in catching this 9-foot alligator in our great state of Mississippi!  An awesome picture!
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