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, March 08, 2018

A Saturday Walk In The Park

Last Saturday morning we had our annual Run Thru History which I have walked (not run) several times but did not sign up for it this time.  It was a beautiful crisp cold morning and a perfect day for a run/walk.  That afternoon I decided to take the south loop for a short walk since I'm trying to get back on track recovering from some health issues.  Here are some pictures I took while on my walk.  I hope you enjoy and if you ever come through Vicksburg, stop and tour our Vicksburg National Military Park which is 16-miles starting at the visitors center with exhibits and an audio-visual program explaining the campaign and siege of Vicksburg.
Getting ready to walk under the Clay Street bridge on the south loop.

A train coming through the park while walking towards the bridge.

Looking west.

Looking east.

To the right looking towards the Texas Memorial.

Brig. General Lawler 

Up-close of Brig. General Lawler

Up-close of Major General O.C. ORD

Statue of Major General O. C. ORD. 

Major General John A. McClernand

The Iowa Memorial

Unnamed Soldier

Close-up of the soldier on the horse.

I saw another train passing by in the park in the distance.

One of many cannons throughout the park while walking out.


It was sad to see a doe that got hit by a vehicle on Clay Street during the run according to a passing Park Ranger on the way out of the park.

Just passing the deer on the right side while walking north under the Clay St. bridge towards the Vicksburg National Military Visitors Center.

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