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 30, 2008

Hunting Checklist With Tips


Tomorrow archery season will start in Mississippi and will run until November 21, 2008. Gun (with dogs) starts November 22-December 1, 2008. Primitive Weapon will pick up on December 2-15, 2008 and January 22-31, 2009. Gun (no dogs) will start December 16-21 January, 2009. Youth Gun (under 16) will be November 15-21, 2008. With all that said, here is a checklist for hunters below that was taken from a supplement in The Vicksburg Post called Hunting ‘08 that may be helpful. Deer season is upon us in our great wild outdoors! For easy hunting tips check out this blog. Charming, Just Charming!
Hunting Equipment
Hunting license
Firearm and ammunition
Shotgun shell bags
Rifle cartridge cases
Sharpening stone with oil
Binoculars
Scents
Unscented insect repellent
Camo face paint
Game bags
Rope and hoist
Game feeders
Decoys
Bone saw
Backpack
Pocket Knife (Swiss Army-type)
Compass
Repair and Maintenance
Rifle, shotgun or pistol cleaning kits
Solvent and extra patches
Gun Oil
Silicone spray
Assorted small tools
Trigger locks
Flashlight
ATV supplies/fuel
Clothing
Underwear and socks
Thermal underwear
Flannel shirts
Hunting or camo pants or jeans
Insulated vest
Camo
Game and shell vest
Hiking or hunting boots
Snake leggings
White pants, shirt parka/poncho (for goose hunting)
Orange safety vest
Stocking cap
Ski mask
Hunting cap
Leather work gloves
Silicone gloves
Wet Weather Gear
Poncho
Rain Suit
Rubber boots
Hip boots
Chest waders
Extras
Food
Pillow for sitting on ground
Camera

May you all have GOODHUNTING!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Cool Trucks

Someone sent me these 7 pictures of (European) semi-trucks whose trailers are decorated to look like the sides are missing. The products they are hauling are painted on the sides and back. The first one is of a bottle of beer which looks so real, like it's coming out the side of the trailer.

A canvas tote bag.

Pepsi cases stacked on the ceiling, and it looks like the bottom of the trailer is empty.

The windshield facing the back and a driver has been painted in the driver's seat looking over his shoulder to appear like he's driving backwards.
An aquarium with fish swimming in it.

A bookshelf with books lined up and a post-it-note with an advertisement, probably for the company that sells the books. (Again, in a foreign language)

The last one is for Pringles-Hot & Spicy. The 'inside' of the trailer appears as though it has been through a fire. All painted on the outsides! Some really cool looking trucks!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Gonna Be A Bear

In this life I'm a woman. In my next life, I'd like to come back as a bear. When you're a bear, you get to hibernate. You do nothing but sleep for six months. I could deal with that

Before you hibernate, you're supposed to eat yourself stupid. I could deal with that too.

When you're a girl bear, you birth your children (who are the size of walnuts) while you're sleeping and wake up to partially grown, cute, cuddly cubs. I could definitely deal with that.

If you're a mama bear, everyone knows you mean business. You swat anyone who bothers your cubs. If your cubs get out of line, you swat them too. I could deal with that.

If you're a bear, your mate EXPECTS you to wake up growling. He EXPECTS that you will have hairy legs and excess body fat.

Yup, gonna be a bear! :)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

DEER ATTACK!!!





Rob over at CamoSpace took some beautiful pictures of deer the early part of August. He said, "I caught a thunderstorm last week and decided to see what was ranging the river bottom. I was caught off guard and pleasantly surprised. A good day with the lens. This place can give anyone a heart attack".

Rob lives in Kerrville, TX, and back in March I featured him on my site of one of his many deer adventures in our great outdoors! Looks like he will have a very GOODHUNTING season!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Spotlighting Mississippi


Oxford, MS> Two University of Mississippi students from Vicksburg won a couple of the hottest tickets in town Thursday, joining about 150 lucky winners of an exclusive process for a chance to witness history. Laura Blackledge, a senior dietetics and nutrition major, and Colin Reid (below), a junior international studies major and Spanish minor, were informed their names had been pulled by Chancellor Robert Khayat from a pool of applications submitted online by students in positions of leadership for seats inside the Gertrude C. Ford Center for tonight’s planned presidential debate. Both students graduated from St. Aloysius High School in Vicksburg.


I watched ABC News reporter David Muir of ‘Good Morning America’ at Ameristar Casino this morning talking about Vicksburg. GMA is in Mississippi for the presidential debate in Oxford tonight. A minutes-long segment from Vicksburg included comments from residents discussing politics, the economy and sites of Vicksburg. Charming, Just Charming!

His Last Day As A Carpenter

Dave from Indiana sent me this cartoon earlier today and just had to share...he said, "Oh how good a good chuckle makes you feel"!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Suzi

Here is a picture I took back in July of Suzi with Emma when I flew up for Emma's First Birthday Party in Fredericksburg, VA. She has a monkey that I bought her at the airport before I left that says, I Love Mississippi! Suzi put it around her neck. It make a horrible monkey noise but Emma loves it! That's what's important. It has sticky hands and feet and almost as big as she is! Today, my youngest daughter, Suzi, turns 36 years old at 8:05 this morning and I want to wish her a very Happy Birthday. I love and miss you both very, very much! Mom and Gran Gran

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tomorrows Legends~Our Youth!


I have a friend by the name of Susan (Camo1959) at MySpace and she is asking a favor. She needs people or groups that would like to be a part of the Older Legends Page on the Tomorrows Legends Web Site. Go to the link, then hit the Older Legends Page. She can link you to your personal email, or to your My Space page, or your Web Site. You will be getting free advertising. Plus you will be there in case one of the younger legends need some advice, and it does not cost anything to join.

She would like everyone to keep their ears open because she is needing a left handed bow for a young man in need of help. He is 12, and the family is having some medical problems. If you hear of someone trying to get rid of a used one, get them to get in contact with her. She said this is a great kid, and if the page can help him it would be great. Also, just because you are an adult does not mean you can't be part of the page. She is hoping to get people to start helping with it soon. She wants this to be in place to help kids everywhere, our state or yours. Please, if you join the forum it will help. Trying to get some of the big companies to help and if they see the page is becoming popular, they are more than likely want to be part of it. I have recently joined and I'm willing to help our finest young members in the great outdoors! (Susan's quote is: Take your kids hunting and you want be hunting your kids) This is a sweetthing!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Pictorial With A Virtual Moral Lesson!

Be careful what you put into your body,
health is too important to ignore.
Remember, your mother thinks you're cute...
even if no one else does.
Try to give a gentle lift to a friend in need.
Present yourself well and mind your manners.
Remember, no matter how much
you resemble your siblings,
you are still unique!

Don't worry about what you see in the mirror,
beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.
When someone tries to surprise you,
let them think they got away with it.
Take time once in a while
to just
enjoy the moment.
Remember the buddy system...
because two have more fun than one!
Even the pretty ones are all alone sometime.
(Click to enlarge and enjoy)

Monday, September 22, 2008

My New Deer Stand

A Mossy Oak ground blind around my stand.

Just took these pictures about an hour ago at our new camp called HWY 61 North Hunting Club. Yesterday, Bob and I went to the camp but forgot my memory card for my camera. DUH! I had climbed up in the stand and put my mat in, chair and ground blind around it. I have a tin roof but the top was bent in moving, so it's laying on ground. I have a half camo umbrella that I will use in case of inclement weather. I will also use my GunTriever and Hunt Smart and Think Safety first. I'm real excited about hunting this new camp. One of the hunters yesterday told us that last year they harvested 30 deer at the camp. Who knows, I might get the BIG ONE walking around in our great outdoors!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

I Love Your Blog Award


My part in receiving this award is some fun info:

1. Where is your cell phone? In purse
2. Where is your signifance other? In Shady Lawn Nursing Home
3. Your hair color? Only my hairdresser knows for sure!
4. Your mother? Deceased (1979)
5. Your father? Deceased (1987)
6. Your favorite thing? My computer and my .270 rifle
7. Your dream last night? I dreamed about one of my daughters
8. Your dream/goal? To go up in a hot air balloon and take a cruise to Alaska.
9. The room you’re in? Extra bedroom/computer room.
10. Your hobby? I love to deer hunt, walk in our National Military Park and blog.
11. Your fear? Death of another child.
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? In the woods deer hunting!
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. What you’re not? A loud mouth
15. One of your wish-list items? To live out the rest of my life in peace and tranquility.
16. Where you grew up? All my life in one town, Vicksburg, MS
17. The last thing you did? Went to get my husband to spend the afternoon with me.
18. What are you wearing? My camo crocs, T-shirt and cut-off jeans.
19. Your TV? RCA (LCD)
20. Your pet? Katie (peek-a-poo)
21. Your computer? HP with Windows Vista (LCD)
22. Your mood? Content
23. Missing someone? Yes
24. Your car? GMC 4X4 Sierra Extended Cab Truck
25. Something you’re not wearing? Glasses
26. Favorite store? Brass Pro Shop
27. Your summer? Hot and Humid as always
28. Love someone? Husband, my daughters, step children, grandchildren and my two great grandsons
29. Your favorite color? Magenta
30. When is the last time you laughed? An hour ago.
31. Last time you cried. Watching a video called, "Reveille," last week.

I received this award from my dear friend CDGardens at Timber Life today. I really appreciate her thinking of me and feel humbled in receiving it. Now I must tag 7 others deserving of the same award and have chosen:

You go Girl!


Vice-President Elect - Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

If Dogs Could Speak

'The leg might be broken, but I can still annoy the fluff of you!'

'Mum said all I have to do is give you puppy eyes and you'll feed me. How'm I doin'...?'
'I don't get it. Where's the milk?!'
'Think you're good, huh? Just wait till I sneeze.'
'HIDE AND SEEK

'If the puppy eyes don't work, use more conventional methods.'

'I...hate....you....'

Friday, September 19, 2008

Silly Stick People Humor







Dennis sent this to me the other day and thought it was rather humorous.....as Dennis puts it..."Okay, and in the totally "He's gone 'round the bend" humor department!"

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Backyard Treasures

Sun plaque on downstairs door.

Katie our peek-a-poo.

Yellow Mums and Begonias

A lower angle.

A cool looking mushroom beneath our 200 year old water oak tree.
(Published in The Vicksburg Post 10/26/08)

Inpatiens

Spider Lilies are in bloom everywhere!

I took my camera out in the backyard the other day and took some pictures of flowers, a mushroom and our peek-a-poo, Katie. The weather has been very nice, cool and beautiful here in Mississippi. I love this time of year in our great outdoors!
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