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, December 31, 2013

Sunset On New Year's Eve


M/V Robert L. Posey making it's way in the bend of the MS River at Vicksburg as the sun was setting on the last day of the year of 2013.  Wishing all my blogging friends a very Happy, Healthy and Safe New Year! Blessings to you all!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Mississippi - One of Three Late-Rut States

A nice heavy 10 pt. buck!

An interesting article that I came across today was in Field & Stream online of bucks being on the move in three late-rut states - with Mississippi being one of them.  Check out the blog post by Eric Bruce on (1) overall activity status, (2) rub and scrape making, (3) chasing, (4) daytime movement and (5) estrous signs. Hopefully, this information will be of help in harvesting your buck in our great wild outdoors.  Wishing y'all GOODHUNTING!  

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Against A Setting Sun

I submitted my photo recently to our paper, The Vicksburg Post, and it was published on the 2nd page of the paper on Friday, December 27, 2013.  Under the pictures was posted - Marian Love Phillips sent in this photo of the stature of Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton as it is silhouetted against the clouds of the setting sun.

  - The Vicksburg Post will only accept for publication ViewPoint photos that are current and of interest to the public and submitted electronically.  Submitted photos should be accompanied by complete caption information and include a phone number for the photographer.  Photos may be submitted to photos@vicksburgpost.com.

This is the original photo that I sent in.  Once again I'm always humbled and delighted to have had my picture published and want to thank our hometown paper, The Vicksburg Post!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Alex's Monster Buck!

An Opelousas, Louisiana hunter, Alex LeBlanc, ignored his buddies' chiding that it was too hot and humid to hunt, and the result was this pending state-record buck.  It has been green scored at just more than 204 inches.  Read all about this fabulous buck and hunt here at Louisiana Sportsman dot com.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Day Luncheon @ Granddaughter, Victoria & Family

My great grandson, Ian, with a Christmas gift from his Grandmother Kathy.

Ian was showing me his big playhouse his Dad and Mom got him for Christmas.  How do you like that stance?  He is 6 years old and will soon start the first grade in August 2014. He has been going to pre-school for several years.  His Mom said his playhouse will be moved to another spot on the property.

My granddaughter, Victoria and I.  She is such a sweet granddaughter.  I am truly blessed with four daughters, a step-daughter and step-son, six granddaughters, three grandsons, six-step grandchildren, two great grandsons, five step-great granddaughters, one-step great grandson and one-great great niece.  
 
Ian showing off his first lost tooth to his Grandmother, Kathy.  He told me that he got a whole dollar bill from the tooth fairy.  Way to go Ian!

My daughter, Kathy, took this picture of us all together in Ian's new playhouse.  Ian will have so much fun playing in it.

Ian up in a loft that he calls his attic with his Mom! 

Victoria with their Catahoula dog named, TURBO!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Neil's Nice Buck!

My Facebook friend, Mike Snow's cousin, Neil Snow, harvested this really nice buck in Winston County, MS, yesterday and scored 161.  The buck weighed 205 lbs.  They have got pictures of this deer for the last three years.  His son, Gabe, saw him the day before and couldn't get a clean shot. They have very good management on the land. My congrats to Neil on his great buck in our wild outdoors! Way to go!

Here's a shot of some of their huge successes over the years! 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Birds Of A Feather Do Flock Together

While on my quick weekend get-a-way to New Orleans, I stayed with family members that had ducks in their backyard with a lagoon and had a blast taking picture of them. Hope you enjoy the shots that I took!

The geese were eating and honking away!

Went that a way...

No, that a way!

I was told this was called a turkey duck!

I was surprised how close I could get to this duck and just stood there taking pictures.

Thinking about getting in the water.

Here goes...

Ahhhhhh!

Later in the afternoon I caught this turkey duck resting.

Then suddenly appeared this beautiful white duck!

Look whats swimming in the lagoon! 

Beautiful Mallard Ducks!


Love the mirrored images of the white duck!

Friday, December 20, 2013

A New Orleans Christmas Party!

Taking off a few days to enjoy my family in New Orleans.  This will be my cousins 46th Christmas Party and I can't wait to visit him and be with family there.  Everyone have a great weekend and safe travels.  Later!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Massive 16-Point Buck


Dr. Jeffery Lusk shot this massive 16-point buck in Warren County, MS (my hometown).  The buck green scored 183 3/8 inches on the Boone and Crockett.  Read all about the hunt here at Louisiana Sportsman. My congrats to Dr. Lusk in our great wild outdoors!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Youth On The Hunt

Vicksburg resident Canon Satchet, 7, bagged this 9-point, 175-pound buck for his first deer while hunting with a .243 rifle in Bolivar County.  My congrats to Canon on his very first deer ever in our great wild outdoors!  Awesome!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

32-Point Buck!

My congrats to this lucky hunter with a 32-point buck!  

This is in our great wild crazy awesome outdoors!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A Fox Hungry For Catfish!



A Lithuanian fisherman comes across a fox sniffing around his boat and trying to steal a giant catfish. According to the original description, the catfish was about 110 lbs. while the fox was about 20 lbs. Published on December 8, 2013

Monday, December 09, 2013

Deer Wearing A What?



This is too funny!

Muskegon River - A deer jumped into our boat while we were steelhead fishing on the Muskegon River in Western Michigan.  It's a pretty funny video well worth watching!  

Muskegon River Steelhead
Published on December 10, 2009

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Hunting @ 94 Years


Ninety-four year old Paul Sersha's 2013 Minnesota doe.

Paul started hunting in 1934 and continues to this day. He uses the same gun he has used since 1958, a Remington .30-06, purchased for $59.00. What an inspiration he is and a true hunter.  He hunts for meat and not for a BIG rack.   Most of us that love hunting can only hope and pray that we can hunt that long...I know at 72 years of age I hope to be around a long time to keep hunting as long as I can.  My congrats to Paul in our great wild outdoors and what an inspiration he is to all hunters!  Way to go Paul!

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Little Birdie


My picture above was on page 2 of The Vicksburg Post in yesterday's paper.  The caption under it read -

Marian Love Phillips shot this mockingbird perched and waiting with anticipation on a rotten stump for the impending storm and a grey looking sky over the Mighty Mississippi River at the Louisiana Circle recently. 

The Vicksburg Post will only accept for publication ViewPoint photos that are current and of interest to the public and submitted electronically.  Submitted photos should be accompanied by complete caption information and include a phone number for the photographer.  Photos may be submitted to photos@vicksburgpost.com  

I'm once again humbled to have had another one of my photos picked to be in our paper, The Vicksburg Post!  Thank you so much!   

Friday, December 06, 2013

Rifle Or Bow Kill


I was contacted recently by a Facebook friend who wanted to know if I had heard anything about a buck being shot in my hometown recently and told him no.  He sent me a forum site that had the pictures posted and was shocked to know that a deer had been killed in a neighborhood in town. The guy that took all the pictures was in the woods looking for a meter that he needed to read when he found the deer.  He took the pictures and then when he came out, the guys were there to load the deer.  The meter reader called the game warden and had him on speaker phone when the guy told him about shooting it at night.  All the pictures were turned over to the game warden as evidence.  Not sure what has happened to the shooter or to the ones loading the buck into the vehicle.  Looks like to me if a high-powered rifle had gone off in the city someone would have called it in. Also, they were speculating on the forum that it may have been taken down with a bow by the looks of the exit hole.  Whatever the case may be it was still illegal to shoot a deer within the city limits, rife or bow! 








The shooter!

Update:  Married friends of mine had this to say recently  - Last I heard the Mississippi Department Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks has the head.  We live close to East Avenue and thinking back we heard a very loud gun shot a few weeks ago in that direction. It was obviously not a pistol shot.  First words out my mouth was "that was a rifle shot".  It had to be around midnight, because I was in bed.  His wife, my best girlfriend, said she heard it also and was very loud.  She also said it probably came out of the Vicksburg National Military Park which is not far from East Avenue near Mission 66.
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