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.
Living in a river city all my life I've enjoyed in recent years coming to the overlooks and watching the river traffic. The mighty Mississippi River in itself is spectacular to see but with the added pleasure of watching the boats and towboats really makes it nice. I do miss the paddle wheel steamboats, American, Delta and Mississippi Queens. They were awesome to watch going up and down the river. This past Monday, Labor Day, we were out and about and drove by the overlook near the bridges and as I glanced north one was coming down the river. It was towboat Jimmy Sauls making it's way south heading towards Natchez, MS. Here are a few shots that I took on a nice and pleasant Labor Day.
Towboat ~ Jimmy Sauls
Note in the picture that it looks like a small boat headed towards the towboat but in actuality it's a dragonfly that flew in front on my camera while taking the picture.