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.

Monday, March 12, 2018

The Queen Returns Again In Floodwaters

The American Queen returned Saturday for a full day of touring our historic civil war town of Vicksburg, MS.  I took this picture from the main street, Washington Street which runs north/south onto Hwy. 61.  The Old Depot Museum is located on Levee Street (truck route) which is now closed because a retaining wall is going up to keep the flood waters from the Riverfront Murals on the floodwall.  She's moored in the Yazoo Diversion Canal off the Mighty Mississippi River.  Some passengers decided to climb the hills of Vicksburg to shop downtown.  Others took tour buses.   

I walked behind The Old Depot Museum to take a picture of the American Queen.  An Aqua Dam will be going up soon around the Depot because of the flooding.  Not sure where all the riverboats will dock once that is installed.  The American Queen will be returning on March 14th and so will America (March 13), Queen of Mississippi (March 27) and the American Duchess (March 16th).  As of Sunday the river level was 48.31 feet and changed +0.40 feet with the flood stage at 43 feet.  

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