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.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Annetta's Close Encounter

How close can you get?

My congrats to Annetta Morris in harvesting this very nice bull in our great wild outdoors!  Awesome!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Dave's Got Deer

Sharing my Facebook friend, Dave "Ironknees" Quick, video of a lot of deer from his video cam in January. It's really cool with the snow falling.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Trophy Buck For Christian


When 10-year-old Christian Lancaster ended deer season by killing a huge buck, he was unaware of the significance of his kill.

On January 25, while enjoying a morning hunt on his family's property with his stepfather Sonny Pell in Pattison, east of Port Gibson, a massive buck ran out in Lancaster's sight in pursuit of a doe.  Lancaster took careful aim and found his mark.  The 10-point buck had a 17-inch spread, 23-1/4-inch on the other.  The antler bases measured 5-1/4-inches and it weighed 210 pounds, with an estimated age of more than five years.

Lancaster said that he kept calm as he pointed his 7 millimeter-08 at the buck, while his stepfather's excitement got the best of him.

"I just saw the deer and I shot it in the shoulder.  My step dad made a noise that made the deer stop.  He was so excited when I shot the deer that I had to tell him to calm down," Lancaster said.

Lancaster has had a love for hunting since age four.  To him, shooting deer isn't only thing that excites him about the sport.

"I enjoy blood-trailing the deer, skinning the deer and I like to walk through the woods whenever it's muddy, Lancaster said.  "I like to help my step dad put out the feed for the deer.  I also like helping him put up stands and bringing them back to the house.  It's really fun."

Lancaster's mother Ashley Peel was impressed with the size of her son's trophy buck.

"The pictures of the deer don't do it any justice," Pell said.  "When my father-in-law saw the pictures of it, he didn't think it was that big.  But when he saw it in person, her thought it was huge."

Lancaster's hunting season was on the downside before he nabbed the burly buck, the only deer that he killed this season.

"I had a rough season.  I shot 18 times and didn't kill anything before this,"  Lancaster said, hopeful of another big trophy.  "I hope that I can kill one that's either the same size as this one or bigger."

Hunting story by Justus Reed ~ The Vicksburg Post

Monday, February 24, 2014

Flowers Busting Out All Over

While walking in my sisters yard today I noticed a lot of flowers that are busting out all over.   
 
Daffodils everywhere.

A big Camellia bush loaded down with these beautiful pink blooms.

Took a picture of "Kerri" watching me.

Kerri is a good old dog and a great watchdog.

Flowers in a hanging basket with thorns and I have no idea what the name of it is.  Looks like a face mask to me!  

PS:  Flower is a bougainvillea plant/vine.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Towboat In The Fog

My brother-in-law, Chris Ables, took this picture with his cell phone of a towboat making it's way under the bridges at Vicksburg, MS, a few days ago around 8:30 in the morning.  You can barely see the top of the towboat as it makes it's way north.  He periodically reads instruments on the banks of the Mississippi River measuring the ground movements.  On this particular morning he was repairing and installing new instruments. 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Tristen's Nice Bucks


Above is Tristen Bauer's bucks that he harvested the last couple of years.  My congrats to Tristen in our great wild and crazy outdoors.  Very nice bucks!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

First Shed Ever!

Saw this cute little guy who is the grandson of Bill "Toot" Foster.  His name is Cash and he's showing off his very first shed that he found.  It was posted on my friend's, Campfire Stories, Facebook page.  Way to go Cash!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Vicksburg Youth On The Hunt

Connor Bottin harvested this 8-point buck while hunting with his father, Bobby Bottin, on Paw Paw Island in the 2012-2013 hunting season.  He also got a 9-pointer in the same season. Connor was 12 years old when the bucks were taken.  

Siblings Colby and Carlyle Smith had some happy hunting for Christmas.  Colby, 13, killed this 6-point, 220-pound deer near Valley Park on December 23.  He was hunting with his grandfather, Jerry Smith, and uncle Jason Smith and used a 7mm-08 to make the shot.  His sister (below), 11-year-old Carlyle, shot a 10-point, 180 pound buck three days later while also hunting with their grandfather Jerry Smith and a 7mm-08.

Carlyle Smith with her 10-point buck!

My congrats to all our young hunters in our great wild outdoors!  Way to go guys! 

Monday, February 17, 2014

An Icy Day

Last week we had an ice storm through Vicksburg but was not as bad as I have seen it.  Here are a few pictures I took and hope you enjoy them.  



A very cold meal!


A cold icy perch!


I put a filter over my camera lens to catch the sun rays and this is the affect I got.


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