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, February 06, 2013

No Signs of Oil Found On MS Side

Eastern bank side of the Mississippi River @ Vicksburg, MS

The eastern bank of the Mississippi River has shown no signs of oil residue after a damaged barge leaked 7,000 gallons of crude into the river after hitting the U.S. 80 bridge on January 27, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality officials said yesterday morning.

Ernie Shirley, an environmental scientist with the MDEQ said crews were traveling the river and oxbow lakes by boat yesterday and today to check for any oil.

"There's been some areas in the water, in some of the oxbows, that we've seen, but there's been very little sign of oil on the shoreline," he said.  "We're going to have to do some work on the banks to keep checking."

After a Coast Guard helicopter flew 50 miles downriver January 29 and found no oil, MDEQ officials said they felt the oil's impact would be minimal.

Small amounts of oil were found Friday around vegetation in an estuary about two miles from the barges, which have been held against the bank since hitting eh bridges, Lt. Aaron Jozef said.

"We're very thankful they were able to get out there and contain it," he said. "Louisiana has a little shoreline impact there, but unless a citizen calls us and says we missed something, we feel pretty confident that the Mississippi side will be mostly unaffected."

He said he expects MDEQ's work to be completed by today.

Meanwhile, salvage crews are trying to determine when the barges can be hauled north to Greenville for repairs.

Matt Stuart ~ The Vicksburg Post


Lindsjö taxar said...

How is Millie doing?

Marian Love Phillips said...

She is doing fine and just created a blog about her tails whereby you can keep a check on her. :) Thanks for asking Lindsjo taxar! By the way, how are your dogs doing?

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