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.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Mississippi River Waiting Game

I took the above picture at the Mississippi Welcome Center of three northbound towboats/barges hugging up against the west bank of the MS River waiting for word from the U.S. Coast Guard to continue their journeys.  The Coast Guard shut down the MS River to all barge traffic late Thursday after the 5th southbound tow hit the old U.S. 80 bridge in Vicksburg and a tow at the Natchez-Vidalia U.S. 84 bridge Thursday afternoon.  

This is the first time I have been this close to a towboat/barges that were waiting on the east side of the bank at Riverwalk Casino yesterday evening. All towboats are on standby for clearance to resume their trips upriver. The MS River remains closed to southbound traffic. The river is open to northbound traffic, but only tows carrying dry cargo are allowed to transit through Vicksburg.

Pictures taken from the parking lot of Riverwalk Casino.

"If you come look at the river and the tows that are holding up north of the bridge now, it looks like New York Harbor."  Austin Golding/Golding Barge

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