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, June 14, 2011

Flood Wall Water Marks


 
The bench and garbage can must have been bolted down...

Grand Station Casino boat in its cofferdam.








This past Sunday I drove downtown to take pictures of the flood wall water marks beyond the flood walls.  The entrance and exit is open but still blocked off for vehicular traffic.  I parked at the Catfish Row Art Park across from the murals and walked over to take pictures.  You can see how high the water rose and it was a blessing that it held the flood waters back for over a month.  The MS River is down to 45.7 feet and will drop below flood stage (43 feet) in the city in about two weeks. FEMA inspectors are here clearing the way for some residents to get back into their homes to start the cleanup.  I'm sure there will be some buyouts.  As the flood waters recedes, animal are plentiful. The Vicksburg Post yesterday showed a picture of a 5-foot-long poisonous cottonmouth that was seen swimming off of Chickasaw Road and was shot.  Also, another picture of a fish caught in a chain-link fence.  In Warren County, 1,340 structures have been evacuated, 707 of them primary dwellings. More than 3,200 people have been displaced.  Individual assistance payouts total $4.2 million in 14 counties declared federal disasters areas due to flooding, with $682,141.12 in Warren County, FEMA has said.

1 comment:

CDGardens said...

I am glad to see that life is starting to move back after the flood. My thoughts are with all those having to start over...

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