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

Friday, February 05, 2016

A Great Hunting Season!

Young Branson South really had a great hunting season getting two nine-points and a nice eight-point near Harley, Mississippi.  

He got this one with his bow and found it the next day.  

Another nice 9-point!

My congrats to Branson!  A hunting season I know he will always remember in our great wild outdoors.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Buck With Character!

Jon Dodridge's proudly shows off his 180-inch plus giant bow kill recently in Ohio. This buck really has a lot of character and looks pretty old to me.  My congrats to Jon on a very cool looking buck in our great wild outdoors!

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Nature Watching

A few clips from Ray Ray Adventures trail camera in September 2015 of deer, coyote, raccoon, turkey and a small opossum. 
Reconyx UltaFire XR6.  

Monday, February 01, 2016

Small Game Hunting To Reopen Today

Small game hunting and the taking of wild hogs in the areas closed due to high water on the Mississippi River will resume today.

The MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks reminds all hunters that squirrels are the only game animals that can legally be taken from a boat, provided the motor has been completely shut off and progress has ended.

Hunters are advised to avoid hunting in areas that have a high concentrations of displaced deer so they don't cause further stress to the animals.

The department will continue its increased law enforcement of the affected areas to patrol the levees and promote public safety for residents affected by the flood waters.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Husband So Proud Of Wife's Second Doe

Robert Kimbrell is so proud of his wife because she was able to take her second doe of the season yesterday in Mississippi. He is also proud of her for hanging in there even though she was still looking for her first buck. She would have to wait and get him next year now, he said. She shot a CVA Stalker --- 35 Whelen, 180 grain vortex at 80 yards!

My congrats to his wife on getting another nice doe in our great wild outdoors!  I'm so happy of her!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Stacking The Bacon!

Ted Smith of Picayune, MS in Pearl River County, put the hammer down on a lot of pigs this past week.  Nothing like stacking up the bacon in our great outdoors!  My congrats to Ted!  Way to go!

Friday, January 29, 2016

First Two Deer!!!!

Laden Haynes, 9, killed this buck with only one set of horns and the doe next to it about 20 minutes apart while hunting with his uncle and cousin Anthony and David Kinstley on private land in Alabama.  The buck's other horn had fallen off.  These were his first two deer ever! Laden is the son of Julie and Larime Hayes.

My congrats to Laden in getting two deer in one deer hunt.  That is awesomeness in our great wild outdoors!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

My Deer Hunting Story Published

Age doesn't diminish the thrill of the hunt 

by Marian Love Phillips for The Vicksburg Post

I am a proud mother of 4 daughters, 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandsons and have been hunting for over 30 years and I'm 75 years old.  

I was happy to again be invited to hunt at the famous Christmas Place Plantation and Hunting Club on the edge of the Mississippi Delta recently.  The Howell family camp is approximately 2,500 acres with a 40 acre lake and the most beautiful place on Earth to hunt.  It has been almost three years since I have killed a deer there because of rota-tor cuff surgery.  

Last January I was able to killed a 180-pound sow, plus a smaller hog.  It has always been on my bucket list for several years to get a hog. Now, I was so anxious to get a deer after so long a time. 

So, there I was, 16 feet high in a double wide with my blogging friend and mentor, Rex Howell, of Deer Camp Blog ( in the Dove Field Stand. While on the stand I prayed for a deer. Finally, at 5:00 p.m. on a very windy and cold Saturday afternoon, Rex spotted a doe approaching from the right toward the field and I put my .270 rifle up to scope.  She was slowly feeding toward the center and he said to me, "Can you shoot that far?"  

 I looked back at him and saw that he had his fingers in his ears,  That was my signal!


Dropped her at 85 yards in her tracks. I was so very excited and my knees started knocking so bad.  

When we got to my deer, Rex congratulated me and took a picture with my doe.  We loaded her up in the buggy and headed back to camp so happy.  She weighed 118 pounds. I was so thankful to get a deer in our great outdoors and hope to keep hunting as long as I can.  

Christmas Place Deer:  Vicksburg resident Marian Love Phillips poses with the deer she shot while hunting at Christmas Place Plantation and Hunting Club on January 9.  The doe weighed 118 pounds.

Vicksburg resident Marian Love Phillips is a longtime hunter and outdoors-woman.  Visit her hunting blog at

Hunting Stories Wanted - This is part of an occasional series of hunting stories told by or submitted from Vicksburg Post readers.  If you'd like to submit a story or hunting photo, please send an email to  Include your name, the hunter's name, details of the hunt such as time, date, size of the animal, weapon used and any interesting details.  Also include a telephone number so we can contact you.  If submitting a photo of children, please take the picture before they have been blooded. Any photos containing excess amount of blood and gore will not be published.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Happy 75th Birthday With Ian!

I asked my Great Grandson, Ian, to take a picture with me for my 75th Birthday and he was happy to.  I'm so proud of him.  He is 8 years old and I have another Great Grandson, Tidus David, who lives in Montana. Don't get to see him but thankful for being able to spend time with Ian who lives here.  I do keep up with Tidus on Facebook.  I'm so Blessed to have lived this long and to enjoy my daughter's children and their children.  
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