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.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

820-Pound Hog Killed In Front Yard In AL

Wade Seago, a deer hunter, and taxidermist in Samson, AL, said he knew something was up outside his house on July 11 when his family's dog started barking and wouldn't stop.  

His daughter began screaming as he got up to check on his dog, Cruiser.

He looked out the back window and saw nothing, so he ran to the front of the house and couldn't believe what he was seeing.

Cruiser was barking at a massive wild hog, which was about five yards from the family's front porch.

Wade said it was not a good situation and went and grabbed his .38-caliber revolver and went back onto the front porch.

It took three shots to take the hog down before it hit the ground.  

The next day, he took the hog to a nearby peanut company to use its scales to weigh the wild beast.

He plans to display the hog's stuffed head and shoulders at his taxidermy shop.  Rest of meat was thrown away because of the heat and humidity.

He had no regrets in killing the hog and would do it again, which had tusk-like teeth that were 6 inches long. Feral hogs cause millions of dollars in damage annually, and hunters on private land can kill as many of them as they want under the AL and MS law.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Big Buck & MS Hunting Season 2017-2018

Sylvester Badeaux just got his "once in a lifetime" mounted buck recently. He said he killed it on free range private land in Claiborne County, Mississippi.  My very first deer (6 point buck) was shot in Claiborne County as well but nothing to compare to the one above. I was so proud and had it mounted like it was a 20 point buck!  

Whitetail Deer

Hunting season will soon be here again and wishing my congrats to Sylvester on a 'very fine buck' in our great wild Mississippi outdoors.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

He Was Not Drinking!

I received a message from my nephew today who was at work near the Grand Gulf Nuclear Generating Station in Claiborne County, MS when he spotted a mostly white/brown doe that was standing in the road.  He asked me had I ever seen a deer like that before and told him no.  It must have been a piebald deer which is rare to see one. He said the color threw him off.  He thought from a distance it was a goat.  As he got closer to it, she turned and ran across the road! It happened so fast that he had no time to take a picture with his phone and was so confused at first...and he was not drinking!   Only in our great wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors!

Genetics On DisplayA genetic variation (defect) produces the piebald condition in white-tailed deer, not parasites or diseases. Piebald deer are colored white and brown similar to a pinto pony. Sometimes they appear almost entirely white.

Monday, July 17, 2017

A Catch & Release!

Russell Buras, Jr., of Poplarville, MS took two of his children fishing recently and said it was only a catch and release lesson.

Proverb states - Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.  

Russell is doing it right in taking his children fishing our great wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Wishbone & Boneyard

My Facebook friend, Mike Persichini, takes a lot of pictures of deer in Michigan and even names some of the deer.  This one is called "Wishbone!"  Wishbone has an awesome velvet rack this year.  The deer he takes pictures of are in a park area and also in his backyard that he calls the Boneyard!  The deer know him well and feel safe in his presence and also feeds the deer, squirrels, etc.  Mike said Wishbone is a 3-year-old and he counted 20 points!  He will be taking a lot of pictures and will keep you updated on Wishbone's progress in our great wild and wonderful Michigan outdoors! 

Mike's Boneyard!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Granddaughter Featured In Shreveport Times!

My Granddaughter, Candace Lynn, was featured with her service dog, Atlas, on the front page of Shreveport Times with the announcement of a "new" dog park.  Atlas's mom is 100% Arctic Wolf and Dad, Malamute and Timber Wolf mix.  In February she and Lauren came to visit me and I took some pictures. I posted a story about their visit here at Granddaughter's Dog, Atlas!  This is a beautiful and very special dog for her needs.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Country Gals Frogging

Candace Morse of Sumrall, MS said that she doesn't think they have done too bad for country gals....'s not a lot but it's a start!   

Yes, it's a great start in our wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors! Congratulations!  Some good eating for sure!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

It's Big Enough To Mount

R. Stacy Faulkner said they got fifteen more just like it in a Mississippi Delta Bayou recently. You can do many types of fishing at night in Mississippi and you don't even have to fish for some of them, he said. They will just jump right in the boat for you...just to become a large tasty morsel of bait.  

I love frog legs too and someone mentioned how he cooks them.
Fry without flour and cook till done.  Take out of the hot grease and put on the paper towel to soak up grease, add salt/pepper and sprinkle Ranch Dressing Powder!  You will love it! 

Congratulations to R. Stacy Faulkner and his crew on a successful night of frogging, fishing and grabbing in our great wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

David's Deer Mount Almost Ready

David Bicket of Diamondhead, Mississippi is so excited about his deer mount getting close to being done.  He said the old wise buck outsmarted him for three years, but he finally got him the first week of February.  He killed him in a wildlife management area with a primitive weapon.  In two weeks he will be ready for pickup and will proudly place his deer mount in a special spot in his home. Congratulations to David for hanging in there and outsmarting this wise old deer in our great wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Mighty Frog

Chad Shelton of Brandon, MS, announced that where we come from right here in Mississippi is what we call GOOD frogs!  It's not photoshopped either he said and was captured in the MS Delta.  

Basket of frogs!

Congratulations to Chad and the mighty frogs that he and his friend caught recently in the great and wonderful Mississippi outdoors!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Some Bear Problems

My Facebook friend, John Tumbelty, has bear problems. On July 2, this bear shows up on his trail cam in the afternoon and said, "And then there's this guy."

John is owner-operator at DA Outfitters of Kentucky and lives in Garrison, Kentucky.  He resides in Lewis County and said it's illegal to shoot a bear there.  Not sure if it's the same bear that showed up on his trail cam earlier the same day or not.

Earlier in the day, this bear shows up with no regard for other people's property.  Below is the sequence of events of his actions

Bear ate his trail camera...end of the story!

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Jay's Mount!

Jay Holley of Greenville, Mississippi got his mount back recently and I know he is one proud hunter to have this hanging up in his home.  I really like the way he presented his buck to show us his prize possession.  

I'm sure Jay has a fabulous hunting story behind this awesome buck! Congratulations on a very nice deer in our wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors!

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Full Moon & Frog Gigging

Chad Shelton of Brandon, Mississippi (serving in the United States Army), took his daughter frog gigging last night and said they missed 30 because of the full moon spooking them before they could get to them.  They still had a good night and good catch in our great wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors!

Congratulations to you and your Dad!

A nice mess of frogs and good eating too!

Friday, July 07, 2017

Three Yard Destroyers!

Jagade Chifici, Sr. and his son, Jagade Chifici, Jr. were successful in killing three-yard destroyers near Bay St. Louis, MS.  They got one Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday and had a great week in killing these nasty ole hogs.   

Jagade Chifici, Jr.

It's time to either fire up the barbecue grill or the smoker! Congratulations to Jagade Chifici, Sr. and Jr. in our great wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors!  

Thursday, July 06, 2017

An Impressive Mount

Lloyd Wilson of Latimer, Mississippi got his impressive buck back from King Taxidermy recently.  It ran in front of his truck is how he got the buck. He said the main frame 10 had 12 kickers and weighted 180 lbs.  It's a once in a lifetime buck anyway you cut it. Congratulations to Lloyd in our great wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors!

Lloyd with his impressive buck after being hit by his truck.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Fireworks In The River City

Last night we had our annual fireworks show and concert in my hometown of Vicksburg, MS.  Our Mayor stated that he believed Tuesday's Fourth of July fireworks show in downtown was the biggest he had ever seen.  

According to the estimates of the crowd size, he might very well be correct.

City and law enforcement officials estimated that between 10,000 and 14,000 people attended the 2-1/2 hour program.  

The weather was in the 80s when the Freedom Band started playing at 7 p.m. at the Old Depot Museum.  
The fireworks were shot off from a barge in the Yazoo Diversion Canal off the of Mississippi River behind the Old Depot Museum.

The Vicksburg Chief of Police Walter Armstrong said his department called in an additional 10 officers to supplement those already on duty Tuesday to help manage the traffic in and around downtown.

I parked across from the Old Court House Museum on Cherry Street and my sister and I walked down the hill on the north side of the museum.  

The Downtown Vicksburg Drector Kim Hopkins said she agreed with the estimates of the crowd size, saying she "saw people everywhere." People were all the way from Walnut Street to the waterfront and on nearly every corner, in the parking garages and along every street.  It was packed.

People were standing in the street here to get a good view of the fireworks.  

As I was walking back to my truck I looked up and saw the moon appearing behind some trees and snapped this picture of the Old Court House Museum which covers a whole city block.  It was built in 1858 and stands today as Vicksburg's most historical structure having withstood the Siege Of Vicksburg in 1863.   This is the north side facing of this impressive building. Hoping everyone had a great Fourth of July!
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