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.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Riverboat "American Duchess" In Town Today

The riverboat "American Duchess" was moored in the Yazoo Diversion Canal all day today while her passengers toured our historic civil war town of Vicksburg, MS: The Key To The South!  

Here are two close-up pictures I took of her near the ramp that was partially covered by the rising flood waters.  

It was a perfect day for the passengers to tour our city.

A side view of her as I walked near the edge of the canal.

The new benches are already partially submerged in the flood waters.

Looking back south towards The Old Depot Museum on the left.  

I stopped and talked to Andrew Cummings of Vicksburg who was getting ready to get in his kayak and enjoy the day.  I asked him why was it so small and he said it was a racing kayak.  

That really looks tricky.

He's in and he's off!

I told him to be safe and enjoy his trip. 

He told me he may go to the MS River as well.  Safe travels!

Heading home with the Levee Street (truck route) closed off with a flood retaining wall going up to block it.  The American Duchess is moored on the far left.  A beautiful day to be out and about and a great one for the tourist to enjoy as well.

River Level: 49.83 feet - Change: n/a - Flood Stage: 43 feet

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