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.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Oil On Horn Island, MS

(Click on map to enlarged) ~ Wikipedia

Horn Island is a long, thin barrier island off the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, south of Ocean Springs. It is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. Horn Island is several miles long, but less than a mile wide at its widest point. As you can see Horn Island does not have the sugar-white sand dunes now because of the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  The island has sea oats, tall pines on small groves, and a few inland lagoons. It is home to varied wildlife including alligators, ospreys, pelicans, ducks, tern, herons, and other migratory birds. Horn Island is not alone in its small island group. Similar nearby islands include Petit Bois Island to the east, and Ship Island (been here several times) and Cat Island to the west. Of the group, Horn Island is the largest.  (See map above)





My neighbor, Patty, who lives across the street from me, sent me these pictures that was sent to her by her cousin, Belinda, who lives in the historical section of Biloxi, MS.  The pictures were taken last Friday, June 25 on Horn Island.  She sums it up, “simply horrible and heartbreaking.”

3 comments:

Charles Bell said...

It much worse than sad.

Marian Love Phillips said...

You got that right Charles!

Mel said...

I totally agree with the both of you. Does the word "Ashamed" fit in here somewhere?

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