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, November 17, 2017

Missing The American Queen Moored!

I made it to our waterfront as the Grand American Queen was underway today but did get a couple of pictures and a video of the calliope playing that I posted on my Facebook page.  

The Grand American Queen is heading south in the Yazoo Diversion Canal to the Mississippi River.  Most likely she turned around in the canal.  The AQ Captain decides how to get back to the river.  I have seen AQ back out because the canal was too low and/or go north to the Port of Vicksburg to turn around.  

I'm chasing the American Queen up the Mississippi River.  I'm at Waterview Casino's parking lot taking more pictures before she is on her way and out of sight.  

I zoomed in with my camera and got the American Queen heading up the MS River at Vicksburg, MS.

She has just passed some workers on the MS River to curb bank erosion.

Wishing the American Queen and her passenger's safe travels to all ports-of-call up the Mighty Mississippi River.  She will be back to Vicksburg next Wednesday for an all-day visit to our historic civil war town with more passengers.  Vicksburg:  The Key To The South! 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Kate's First Buck

Lisa Fortner posted that her daughter, Kate got her first buck this past weekend. It weighed 129lbs. and was an 8-point buck!  She was hunting with her Dad and killed it with a 308.  

Congratulations to little Kate on her first buck in our great Mississippi wild and wonderful outdoors!  Way to go Kate!  I'm proud of you!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Three Boats In Vicksburg Today

My Facebook friend and Banjo player, Dan Knowles was back on the Mississippi again and arrived with a real treat in my hometown of Vicksburg today.  Three riverboats were moored and in his 19 years of working these rivers had never seen anything quite like this before.  I have lived here all my life and never seen anything like it and wished I had made it to the waterfront today. 

Dan said the closest is America, then Queen of the Mississippi and further out is American Dutchess.

Sorry, I couldn't help but take this picture, he said.

Many thanks to my friend Dan Knowles for taking and posting these pictures on Facebook.  

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Warren County Bucks!

I live in Warren County in Vicksburg, MS and the only city in the county.  Looks like Hunter Landers hit the jackpot when he killed two bucks with his bow and said so far it's the two biggest with his bow in his whole life!
Hunter is a Junior at St. Aloysius High School.  
A 7-point with his Mathews!

What a rack!

Congratulations to Hunter on both his bucks in our own backyard of Warren County in the wild Mississippi outdoors!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Charlie's First Deer

My congrats to 10-year-old, Charlie on his very first deer, a spike.  Charlie's Mother, Cassie Jo is married to my nephew, Marion "Bubba" Love.  His Dad, Adam Hamby took him hunting over the weekend.   

Looks like Charlie got initiated as a hunter!  You go, Charlie!

Charlie is shown here with his Dad, Adam. I'm so proud of Charlie in getting his first deer in our great wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Godson's Nice 9-Point Buck!

My Godchild, John Kirk Ring harvested a nice 9-point buck in Kansas a few days ago.  Kirk is an assistant professor at Louisiana Tech University.  I'm so proud of him and now has meat on the table for his family.  He and his family live in West Monroe, Louisiana.  Congratulations on your deer in our great wild and wonderful outdoors, Kirk!  

Kirk on his way home from a Kansas hunting trip today with his mounted deer he harvested last season.  The looks he gets is priceless!  He said one woman at a gas station took a picture of him and his deer on the front seat.  While driving a lady from California passed him and noticed she hit an owl and it was stuck on the grill of her car.  He pulled alongside her trying to wave her down but she looked at him and sped up.  Maybe the deer riding shotgun in his truck made him look a little crazy, he said.   I'm sure he will be glad to get home.  He told his wife he was going to hang it in the living room and she commented with a crying emoji on Facebook. 

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Kaci Killed A Cull Buck

Bobby Beach said his baby girl, Kaci put down this 5-year-old cull buck with an AR platform recently.  

Checking it over.

My congrats to Kaci in our great wild Mississippi outdoors!

Proud Kaci with her Dad in Hattiesburg, MS.  Raising them right!

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

American Queen @ Vicksburg Waterfront

The American Queen was moored here all day in our historic civil war town of Vicksburg, MS, for their passengers to tour the Vicksburg National Military Park, Old Court House Museum, antebellum homes, churches, etc. The American Queen headed down the river at 5:00 this afternoon and the American Duchess will be here Friday.  When headed down river, the boats travel at 18 mph, which allows them to be here all day on Wednesdays. When headed up the river, they travel at 8 mph, which is why they are here for only a half day on Fridays. (River Level: 16.89 feet - Change: -0.29 foot - Flood Stage:  43 feet)

Flood Marks

Water Safety Laws

City of Vicksburg, MS

Fall is in the air.

A Synergy tugboat passing by the Queen in the Yazoo Diversion Canal.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017


This is from a FACEBOOK page called, I Killed It In Mississippi.  Someone commented that he had one around his house for almost 10 years and was great hunting when she was around the bucks and would follow her into his parent's backyard every year.  Also, they eat well too! 

Monday, November 06, 2017

Flying Deer

European Red Stag Deer flying through the air.  Guess he did not want to touch the road.  Awesomeness!

Saturday, November 04, 2017

His Smile Says It All

Daniel Davis from Picayune, Mississippi took this picture of his son showing off his BIG smile.  He said his son is something else and his best friend by far. I'm sure this little hunter will remember this day forever.  Dad is raising him right in our great wild Mississippi outdoors.  My congratulations! 

Hunting buddies!

Friday, November 03, 2017

KC's U.S.Flag

I took this picture of our flag yesterday afternoon while going through the drive-thru at Kentucky Fried Chicken to order a two-piece chicken basket. Thought it turned out pretty good of Old Glory in my historic civil war town of Vicksburg, MS.  Everyone have a nice and safe weekend!

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Paddle Wheeler's Visit To My Hometown

Yesterday, the Queen of the Mississippi and the American Duchess paddle wheelers were moored in the Yazoo Diversion Canal for a full day of touring of their passengers in our historic civil war town of Vicksburg, MS.  I was lucky to get a tugboat coming down the canal heading to the MS River from the Port of Vicksburg.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

First Squirrel Hunt

Carson Young took his son on his first hunt this past weekend and got a big fox squirrel despite the wind.  This is what you call parenting done right in the great outdoors of Mississippi!  This little guy looks so serious.  My congratulations on his very first squirrel! Way to go!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Shot It With His Camera!

Clay Kellar works at Stennis Space Center in south MS, which is also a game reserve and (no hunting since 1962). There are more trophy bucks in there than the surrounding area for 40 miles. NASA legals won't even allow bow hunts in there. I see this drop tine 12 point almost every day and now that hunting season is open it's making me sick. So I shot him with a camera.  Just WOW!!!!

Monday, October 30, 2017

James Got A Hoss!

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.

James Hunter Morton goes to Vancleave High School in Vancleave, MS.  He killed this hoss (as he describes it) in Bentonia, MS, yesterday.  I'm so proud of him and not letting his disability get in his way.  Congratulations to James in our great wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors!  Way to go!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Happy 48th Birthday, Debra Ann!

Today my daughter, Debra Ann turned 48 years old.  She was my fourth child out of five children that I gave birth too.  She works as a Nanny for two Doctors that are married and loves her job and so good with children.  I'm proud of her in what she has accomplished in her life.  She has two sons, Stephen and Ethan (serving in the Air Force stationed in Africa) and daughter, Lucy who gave birth last month to a son and became a Grandmother for the very first time.  Wishing Debra a very Happy Birthday on her "special" day and may she have many more returns of the day.  I love you! MOM

Thursday, October 26, 2017

It All Came Together

Patrick Bryant said that is all came together for him after a lot of hard lessons learned and highs and lows.  He got it done also with the help of nose to the ground and his biggest deer with a bow and his second buck.  Congratulations to Patrick in our great wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors!  Very nice buck indeed!

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