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, June 29, 2015

A Biggon!

Sharing Angel Puckett's picture of a huge snake killed near Cannonsburg, MS.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Our New Miss Mississippi

Our New Miss Mississippi ~ Hannah Roberts
~Miss University of Southern Mississippi ~

Hometown: Mount Olive
Age:  21
Talent:  Violin
Platform:  Pages of Love
Biography:  Roberts is a student at the University of Southern Mississippi, where she is majoring in biochemistry.  She is a National Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, a presidential scholar and a HEADWE scholar.  She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, the Eagle Connection and the Kappa Delta Sorority.  She is listed in "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

1st Runner up ~ France Beard ~ Miss University
2nd Runner up ~ Laura Lee Lewis ~ Miss Riverland
3rd Runner Up ~ Ivey Swan ~ Miss Hattiesburg
4th Runner Up ~ Meredith Thomas ~ Miss Delta Blues

Saturday, June 27, 2015

AQ Last Visit Until November

Yesterday, the American Queen came to our historical city of Vicksburg, MS, once again to drop off her passengers for a tour but this will be her last visit until November 10th. I was able to get downtown to take a few pictures before she departed at 1:00 p.m. On my way home I stopped by the Louisiana Circle to take one last picture of her as she headed northbound in the pouring down rain going to Memphis, TN.

Docked at the waterfront downtown, Vicksburg, MS, in the Yazoo Diversion Canal.

The American Queen peeking up over the Vicksburg Riverfront Murals on the floodwall. Notice on the murals below her stacks is a picture of the Sprague which was the largest steam stern wheel towboat ever built for inland river service.  She was launched in 1901 and went into service in 1902.  "Big Momma" as she was affectionately called, burned on May 15, 1974. 

At the Louisiana Circle and just coming out from the mouth of the Yazoo Diversion Canal.

Close-up of the American Queen coming into the Mississippi River.

There she goes in the pouring down rain northbound to Memphis, TN.  
(Click on pictures to enlarge)

Friday, June 26, 2015

Charges For Killing Back Bear

A Meridian man has pleaded guilty to federal charges of obstructing a federal investigation into the killing of a protected Louisiana Black Bear in east Mississippi.

Federal prosecutors said in a news release 28-year-old Travis Butler arranged on January 4, 2014, for a taxidermist in Quitman to mount a Louisiana Black Bear illegally killed in Whynot community of Lauderdale County.

When a federal and state investigation began into the killing, Butler persuaded the taxidermist to conceal the Black Bear's hide.

Butler pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Jackson.  He will be sentenced September 3.

He faces a maximum penalty of up to one year in prison under the Endangered Species Act and faces a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in prison for obstruction.  

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Picture Published Today


ATTRACTING A MATE:  Marian Love Phillips took this photo of a hairy woodpecker preening while sitting on an tree limb in her yard.  

It was so nice to open up our hometown paper, The Vicksburg Post, to see another one of my pictures published.  I really appreciate it and many thanks to the Post for considering my picture worthy to be accepted. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Having A Fun & Happy Summer

My great grandson, Ian, is 7 years old and having a fun and happy summer. His Mother, Victoria, took these cute picture of him playing in the water.   

I love my great grandson so much and he brings me so much joy. I have another great grandson, Tidus, who lives in Montana but don't get to see him as much and they are only six months apart.  I am truly blessed.  

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Coming Out Party For Black Bears in MS

June has been like a coming out party for black bears in Central Mississippi and being caught on camera.
 

A photo was shared over the weekend of a bear that was in a tree in the resident's front yard in Satartia, MS.  Bears have also been spotted in Clinton on Pinehaven Road and along Highway 18 near Pentecostal Drive.  Sightings have also been seen in Yazoo County.  Motorist in the area should proceed with caution.

Anyone who sees a bear should call Animal Control at 769-257-1899.  

Wildlife biologist said the bear population is growing and young bears are being pushed out of their homes. "These little young guys are just wandering everywhere," said Richard Rummel, of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.  "They will hit a creek bottom, a river bottom, any wooded area.  

They are kind of looking for their own home range."   Black bears can cover a lot of ground.  Tank, a black bear at the Jackson Zoo, was released in north Mississippi and then captured again a year later in Mobile County, Alabama.
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