A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Best Singles Ad

This has to be one of the best singles ads ever printed.  It is reported to have been listed in the Atlanta Journal.
SINGLE BLACK FEMALE seeks male companionship, ethnicity unimportant.  I'm a very good girl who LOVES to play.  I love long walks in the woods, riding in your pickup truck, hunting, camping and fishing trips, cozy winter nights lying by the fire.  Candlelight dinners will have me eating out of your hand.  I'll 
be at the front door when you get home from work, wearing only what nature gave me...Call  (404) 875-6420 and ask for Annie, I'll be waiting.....

Over 150 men found themselves talking to the Atlanta Humane Society. 

Monday, August 30, 2010

A Beautiful Rose To Start Your Week!

At CamoSpace, mrjbigfoot, 52, in Columbus, Ohio, is sharing this rose with his hunting friends that he bought his wife for Mother's Day that just keeps blooming the most beautiful blooms!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Groomsman Cake!

This is a real groomsman cake from a wedding in Breaux Bridge Louisiana.  Pretty cool!  The crawfish, corn, etc., is real cake icing. 

Friday, August 27, 2010

Deer Stand

How would you like to get to your deer stand at dark-thirty AM only to find out it's already occupied? 

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!
Especially if you climb all the way up there before you figure it out!

Some Trivial Pursuit

Here is an interesting bit of info to digest... 
You are experiencing something no one alive will ever see again!

This August has 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays, 5 Tuesdays, all in one month...it happens once in 823 years.  

I probably will miss it next time!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

mrjbigfoot's flowers!

My friend, mrjbigfoot, over at CamoSpace, sent me these beautiful flowers right after a rain had fallen.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Finally Fawnage!


My friend Dave, who lives in Indiana, sent me these pictures and said....I finally managed to get some good pictures of the fawns in one woods. Got a couple of bucks too, but one has a goofed-up rack. I'd love to remove him from the gene pool this fall!!! I notice also that the adults are already starting to molt and shed their beautiful orange coats in exchange for their dark, winter coat... This seems early to me. Hope it bodes well and doesn't become a bellwether for a bad winter...Dave

D. Robert (Dave) Quick

I want to Finish Well
I want to end this race
Still leaning on His Amazing Grace

Member: Community Christian Church
Member: Pilots 4 Christ
Member: Christian Outdoor Fellowship of America

Monday, August 23, 2010

SAR - Search and Rescue

"Our Family Serving Your Family"

This 43 year old Lufkin, Texas blogger loves the outdoors so much that not only is he an avid hunter but also a volunteer for SAR, a Hudson Fire Department K-9 Search and Rescue team since 1984.  He calls himself a "SARs" junkie!  He tells stories as an insider of the unsung heroes who wait patiently for the next call to come to help others in time of need.  His occupation is in law enforcement.  He has a 9 year old son that he takes fishing, camping and hunting and teaches him just as his Dad taught him.  He harvested his first deer when he was only 10 years old and he still can see the smile on his father's face and will never forget that day.  He also has a hunting blog called, Hunting Texas Public Land and proudly displays our Outdoor Bloggers Summit banner.  Go over and check out his two blogs and follow him throughout the great outdoors of hunting and of searching and rescuing. 

Friday, August 20, 2010

Barges and Boats

Last Sunday we took a drive down near Diamond Jacks Casino just to sit closer to the river to see if a barge would come along.  Across the river were 3 boats anchored on the sandbar bar and people swimming in the river.  Nearby, a couple was getting ready to go ski boating on the river.  All of a sudden here comes a towboat with a huge unloaded barges up the river and he made a wide turn in bend because another barge was coming behind and was close to where the people were on the sandbar.  It was very interesting to watch and was very hot day.  As we went back up the steep hill to leave, I stopped to take a picture of the bridge that was out and being torn down.  This bridge has the Kansas City Southern Railway tracks under it.  The 80-year-old bridge began coming down on August 7th in preparation for its replacement by a roadway-topped train tunnel expected to be completed by next summer.  It has been close since January 2009 and is the lone bridge along the main north-south corridor connecting downtown and I-20.  It has been a problem for motorist and business owners along Washington St.  Kanzaa Construction of Tokepa, Kansas, holds the $8.6 million contract for the project.  As we were going back home we saw another long barge making it's way up the river.  It is something about the river traffic that makes everyone stop and look.  To me it's fascinating.  What I miss the most about the river are the three queens, Mississippi, Delta and American paddle steamboats that would dock at our riverfront and you could hear their whistle blowing as they were coming down the canal and started playing calliope music.  Hopefully, one day they will put them back into service.  If you are interested in towboats you can go to a towboat gallery and look at them. 

Ergon Towboat Company at riverbank.

People enjoying an outing on the sandbar.

You can't see the towboat pushing the barges...its so long!

Jennie K making the big turn in the bend and heading up the river.

Couple riding the waves from the barge.

Dru Lirette heading up the river.

Looking towards the entrance of Diamond Jacks...it's a very steep hill.

Tearing down the lone bridge into town to make way for a new one.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Twins In Mushy's Backyard

Mushy happens to be my blogging friend over at Mushy's Moochings and this particular blog is an autobiography of his life.  His real name is J. Paul Mashburn and he's a sixties kind of man who has several other blogs also; Cross+Hairs, Mushy's Cookings, Smoked-Filled Backroom, The Princess Theater and The Silverbacks (Restricted).  Mushy has written two books as well, Cross+Hairs and The Laugh and Times Of Mushy/A Boomer and his Values and hails from Harriman, Tennessee.

Yesterday, he sent me some photos that he said were not too good of Mama Doe and her twin fawns that was taken in his on backyard.  He said it was almost dark and was shooting through the porch screen, but you can get the idea!  I thought you would enjoy seeing them as well. Thanks Mushy!

 J. Paul Mashburn
a.k.a. Mushy

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Vicksburg's In The Running!

Vicksburg National Military Park Superintendent Mike Madell stands in front of the Illinois Memorial.  ~The Vicksburg Post

This is exciting that our Vicksburg National Military Park (VNMP) is in the running to be America's Favorite.  The contest is sponsored by the National Park Foundation, the Coca-Cola Company and Dr. Ian Smith, a medical/diet expert on VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club" and creator of the nationwide 50 Million Pound Challenge. 

Through the America Is Your Park campaign, all national and state parks in the US are in the running to be named the most popular park, and a title that comes with a $100.000 case prize.

"The VNMP is the crown jewel of America," said park historian Terry Winschel.  "We are the art park of the world."

The park was established in 1899, the 1,800-acre VNMP has about 1,350 historic monuments, markers and tablets.  It also features the country's largest cemetery for Civil War burials, containing about 18,000 grave sites.  The park's program include the Living History Program, which features live re-enactments of Civil War battles by volunteers, and Junior Ranger Day, a day for young children to learn about the park's history through interpretation and hands-on activities.  Among the accolades, the park was named weeks ago by readers of AAA Southern Traveler, an American Automobile Association publication, as the South's second-best heritage attraction behind the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

The contest winner will be announed via a news release a week after the voting window closes.  A special event at the winning park will take place in September. 

Please take time to vote for our beautiful park by logging on to http://www.livepositively.com/ and cast a vote for the Vicksburg National Military Park.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Rogue Huntress

I noticed a new follower on my site yesterday and decided to check it out and see what it was all about.  I saw that The Rogue Huntress is a hunting lady by the named of Laura and she lives in Manitoba, Canada.  Her new blog is called The WhiteTailed Doe.  Laura went on her first hunting trip three years ago as an observer and the next fall she went rifle hunting.  She harvested three deer and was hooked.  She said she received archery lessons as a gift for Christmas that same year and in the following fall of 2009 she hunted with her new bow.  Since it was a warm season she did not get a deer.  She is looking forward to this season in getting the buck she has been watching.  She even bought her a new deer stand and was looking forward to this hunting season and have everything set up in time.  But her luck changed when her hunting friend was assaulted and badly injured and will take months for him to recover.  She is still trying to get her stand set up and find a good spot to hunt in time.  I do hope things will work out for Laura and that she will find someone to help her since archery season opens August 30 and black bear on the 25th.  Go over and wish her good luck and I'm going to encourage her to join our Outdoor Bloggers Summit so she can get a good support team going in her favor in our great wild outdoors.

The Rogue Huntress par excellence!

Monday, August 16, 2010

A Polar Bear Baby

My friend, Steve, shared this video with me the other day!  I know you wll enjoy it also!  Thanks Steve!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Another Picture Published!

Wow, it looks like I'm on a roll here...got another picture published today in our hometown paper, The Vicksburg Post!  I had sent several in a few weeks ago and was surprised that they picked this one and very happy they did.  I'm hoping they will published the one of a swamp scene that I thought turned out very well also.  (From the swamp scene link, it was the top one)

Caption they put under my picture which reads...Marian Phillips and her husband were at a deer camp in the Mississippi Delta when she spotted this sunflower, one in a full field of blooms.
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