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

Monday, July 27, 2015

Time-lapse Of Antlers Growth

Watch these two whitetail bucks grow huge antlers in 2 minutes.

These videos from the Mississippi State Deer Lab shows the antler growth cycle of two huge antlered bucks in their study group.

Deer drop their antlers at the end of winter and start growing them again during the spring.  It's interesting to watch a time lapse of the antler growth and MSU did a nice job with these two videos.

The first video is of a whitetail buck called Doc.  He grows a very impressive looking rack with a huge drop tine.

The next video is a whitetail buck called Meatball.  His rack doesn't grow quite as big as Doc's, but, it's still very impressive!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Happy 8th Birthday Emma!

My second to youngest granddaughter is 8 years old today.  Emma lives in Virginia and wishing that I could be with her to celebrate her special day.  I sung Happy Birthday to her earlier today and she was getting ready to go to her skating rink birthday party.  That should be loads of fun!  Here she is at 5 years old before her baby sister (Kate) was born April 2013.  She came to Vicksburg to have Thanksgiving dinner with her extended family in November 2012. Gran Gran misses and loves you so much.  Wishing my sweet little Emma a very Happy 8th Birthday today! 

Friday, July 24, 2015

A Mockingbird Song

Today while I was out I decided to drive by the Louisiana Circle to see if I could catch a towboat in the MS River but unfortunately I just missed one going around the bend.  I then noticed a mockingbird on top of a rotten tree stump and took a picture of it through my windshield.  A couple of years ago I took a similar picture of a mockingbird on this very stump and submitted to our paper which was published. Below is a close-up of the mockingbird singing a happy song on a pretty hot day in my hometown of Vicksburg, MS.  

Singing a happy song!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A BIG Catch!

My "new" Facebook friend Lainey Prejean Smith's grandson, Edward, is showing off his big catch of the day!  You can tell by the smile on his face that he's a proud fisherman.  I know his grandmother is very proud of him and so am I in our great wild outdoors.  Way to go Edward!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Hunting Near A Swamp

One day while walking to my deer stand to do an afternoon hunt, I stopped to take this picture at Jasper Bottom Hunting Club in Claiborne County, MS.  This camp is where I harvested my very first deer, a 6 point buck, near the Big Back River.  So many good memories were made at this camp and I had to leave a few years ago because of the dues going up.  I harvested many a deer during my 25 years there.  I'm lucky now to have friends that invite me to hunt on their land and hope to keep hunting for the next 10 to 15 years in our great wild outdoors! 
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