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.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Flood Pix @ Park, Casino & Overlook

This past Sunday we spent most of the afternoon riding around taking pictures and this particularly one was at the Vicksburg Riverfront Park.  About 12 turtles were soaking up the sunshine on a floating log near the park's edge.  

An egret on a floating piece of wood.

A beautiful scenic spot to sit and watch the river traffic.  Note the trees to the right underwater.  The place was packed with people looking at the swollen river.

The Jay Luhr towboat making its way under the bridges with a heavy load of riprap (rocks) for streambank protection.

At the turn-a-round at the park you can see part of the DIAMOND JACKS Hotel at the waters edge.  The opposite end of the Casino is partially under water.

Barricades were set up here at RIVERWALK Casino where the Mighty MS was right at the walkway.

This was not underwater last week at RAINBOW Casino and Hotel.  If you look back at my former posts you can see the geese were near the tree line in the distanced...

...now it's almost to the road.

As we head back home Sunday we passed by the overlook and a towboat with it's load was slowly making it's way upstream.  Downstream the towboats move very fast with the help of the flood current.

2 comments:

John said...

Absolutely incredible! I've seen my orders for outdoor gear drop off like clockwork following the floodwater down river! Its just consuming this part of the world right now. Hopefully it dries out soon!

Good Hunting,

John
Discount Outdoor Store - Camping, Hunting, Reloading & Shooting Supply

CDGardens said...

Those turtles were certainly getting some help getting from one place to another.

So many people and animals have been displaced. Hope today will get the crest over and done at Vicksburg.

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