At first, I thought this was a painting when I saw it in our paper, The Vicksburg Post, last Saturday. The picture was taken by photographer, Eli Baylis, while Madelyn Hille, left, and Adam Hoffmeister, both of Indianapolis, paddle towards the Mississippi River on the Yazoo Diversion Canal last Friday. On a journey to New Orleans that started at the headwaters of the Mississippi River the couple has camped, paddled and baked in the sun for the last 60 days, the article said. "The scariest part of the trip has been the barges," said Hille, speaking of the wake that tow boats and their barges create. They plan to travel back through the Mississippi Delta by vehicle on their way home, Hille said, "Because we have met so many nice people,"
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.