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.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A Pig Party Coming to Vicksburg!

Looks like my hometown will be hosting it's very first pig pickin' party, cookin' contest downtown next month.  It is being called, HOGTOBERFEST!  Sounds like a lot of fun.  It is planned for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., October 26, but the deadline to participate in the competition is September 30 according to the paper.

It will be held at my old school stomping grounds, now named, Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation, along with the Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation, who are sponsoring the event. This includes a craft beer festival as well and the proceeds will benefit each organization.

The competition is limited to 20 cookers and Hogtoberfest vendor benefits include camping space in the SCHC courtyard the night before, breakfast the morning of the event, and a commemorative Hogtoberfest glass.

Judges for the competition include locals Bill Seratt and Mike Kirlin, who have both been judges for the Memphis in May world championship barbecue contest.

Registration for the pig-cooking competition is $50 for SCHF members and $60 for nonmenbers. Applications can be found at

As a special kickoff to the event, the popular western, "Tombstone," will be shown on a big screen outside in the courtyard of the SCHC at 8:30 p.m. the night before Hogtoberfest. The movie is sponsored in part by the Strand Cinema and admission will be free.

Admission will also be free for the event which includes live entertainment.  Hog samplings and craft beer tasting will be available for purchase and the first 300 attendees will be able to purchase a special "Hogtoberfest" commemorative pint glass.

For more information, call 601-631-2997 or email


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