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, April 09, 2010

Warren County Baby Bear

The black bear cub is near its mother's hind leg.

In Wednesday's Vicksburg Post was an article about a baby black bear that was found in Warren County.  The cub was only a few inches long when found on Davis Island in the MS River.  It went on to state that, “Prior to this cub, the last cub was tagged in Delta National Forest in March of 2008,” said Brad Young, Black Bear Program leader for the MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

The federal preserve is north of Warren County. Davis Island, all private property, is south of Vicksburg, and on the Louisiana side of the river, but remains part of Mississippi.

The infant male weighed about 2 pounds when Young discovered it during a routine changing of the 5-year-old mother’s tracker collar last month, Young said.

The department tries to change the collars every two years as well as check for new cubs, he said.

“We’ve checked five females this year, and she was the only one that had a cub. This was her first,” said Young. “He was the only cub that we’ve documented. He wasn’t more than a few inches long.”

Young said the cub will remain with his mother for the next 16 to 18 months before venturing out and will be collared when he weighs about 100 pounds.

“There’s a chance, since he’s a single cub, his growth rate might be faster,” Young said.

Black bears are listed as endanger in Mississippi. Harming them in any way is illegal. Most are found in river counties, including Sharkey, Issaquena and Yazoo. The population in Claiborne County is growing near the Big Black River, Young said.

“Anywhere up and down the MS River, there are bear sightings coming from the wooded area,” said Young. “Other sightings were concentrated in Biloxi and Gulfport."

Davis Island, which includes crop and timberland, bears the name of Joseph Davis, whose Hurricane Plantation was located there. His brother, Jefferson Davis, also had a plantation, Brierfield, on the island and was farming there when told he’d been chosen president of the Confederates States of America. The scene is depicted on one of the Riverfront Murals at City Front.


JDP said...

The biologists say the black bear is making a comeback into Texas. I hope people will leave them alone until there are so many of them they will establish a bear hunting season.


Marian Love Phillips said...

That is great that they are making a comeback in TX also. Maybe one day our grandchildren will enjoy a bear hunting season.

Donovan said...

Wow that is really very great that they are making comeback. It will really good to build a trap big enough to catch the whole herd at once. South Carolina hunting

Long Ridge Deer Camp said...

Nice post Marian! Twenty five years ago, Black bear were rare in new hampshire. So they took off the bounty, protected them, and now we have tons of them and a wonderful hunting season! I hope to get one this fall! Jack

Marian Love Phillips said...

Thanks Jack! Anything with nature really gets me excited and good land management always works...I wish you the very best of luck in getting a bear this fall Jack! :)

hog hunting said...

Young said thatThe population in Claiborne County is growing near the Big Black River. excellent posts.

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