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.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Isaac's Wrath

Isaac remains a hurricane, centered at 10 am CDT over the city of Houma, Louisiana. Maximum sustained winds are 75 mph. Gradual weakening is expected, and Isaac should become a tropical storm later today as it moves slowly northwest through tonight. 
A Hurricane Warning continues along the coast from just east of Morgan City, Louisiana, eastward to the Mississippi/Alabama state line. A wind gust
to 74 mph was reported at the Mid Lake Station in Lake Pontchartrain, and a gust to 63 mph at New Orleans Lakefront Airport.
Winds affecting the upper floors of high-rise buildings will be significantly higher than those near ground level. At the 30th floor, it would likely be one category higher on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
Storm surge of 6 to 12 feet is occurring in the hurricane warning area, with 3 to 6 feet on the Alabama coastline.
Rainfall amounts of 7 to 14 inches, with isolated 20 inches, are possible over much of Louisiana, southern Mississippi and southwest Alabama through Friday morning, resulting in significant lowland flooding that could last for days. This rain will spread into southern Arkansas on Thursday, with 3 to 6 inches expected by Friday morning, too.
Isolated tornadoes are possible today along the central Gulf coast today and lower Mississippi Valley.
Get the latest on Isaac, including watches, warnings, graphics and storm surge, on the NOAA NHC website at
For local impacts, go to the NOAA National Weather Service website at

No rain at this time here in Vicksburg but windy at times.  I'm sure as the day progresses we will be involved as it moves inland.  Half-a-million people are without power right now and I'm sure that will climb as well.
The big picture
August 29, 2012 at 10 am CDT
Hurricane Isaac extends from western boundary of Louisiana across all of Mississippi and into Alabama. Rain covers the lower half of Mississippi.

Two new tropical storms TS KIRK and TS ILEANA


Lindsjö taxar said...

Hope you are ok? Sweden news is reporting from the area. Phone calls in the news from swedish students in New Orleans...

Marian Love Phillips said...

OK right now Lindsjo taxar...It's almost 5:00 p.m. here and has been windy with light rain but it will get worse during the night and tomorrow. Tornado's will be a given in this type of weather and hopefully, we will be spared. Looks like the MS Gulf Coast and New Orleans are getting a beating. Even tho it is a relentless tropical storm now the winds are at 70 mph still. By the time it gets to us I hope it will be lower. What a mess!

Hope the Swedish students are OK in New Orleans.

deerslayer said...

Hope you and the family and friends are all safe through the hurricane.

Robert in Port Townsend said...

Sending positive thoughts your way ...

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