A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Queen Of Mississippi Picture Published

PIT STOP:  Marian Love Phillips submitted this photo of one of the cruise ships that stops in Vicksburg while traveling down the Mississippi River. 

You are invited to submit your photos to share with 
The Vicksburg Post readers.  Simply email high resolution images in .jpg format to photos@vicksburgpost.com.

Once again I'm very thankful to see my framed picture published in our paper, The Vicksburg Post! 

Friday, April 29, 2016

A Morning Turkey Stroll

My Facebook friend, Suzy (turkeygurl) Conyers, taking a morning stroll with the turkeys.  Suzy and her husband, Joe have Conyersoutdoors and live in Belleville, Kansas.  Check out their site to book a dream hunt of turkey, deer, hog, coyote and/or gator. Some nice looking turkeys to hunt in our great wild outdoors! 

Here's looking at you turkey!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

What A Big Fish!

This little guy named, Randy, caught this big fish yesterday in his hometown of Purvis, Mississippi, according to his Mom and Dad, Cliff and Megan Smith.  He caught it all by himself they said.  My congrats to Randy on his big fish in our great wild and wonderful outdoors!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

An Old Court House Flea Market

Some pictures I took last Saturday at the Old Court House Museum flea market in my historical civil war town of Vicksburg, MS.  

A nice crowd at the flea market when we arrived.

To the left...

Facing the new Court House.

To the right...

Classmate, Billie Marie taking in a beautiful sunny day on the grounds!

A pretty metal planter!

Magnificent columns!

Pretty yellow planter on portico of Old Court House.
A kind and sweet lady took our picture in front of the Old Court House. 

I love bottle trees and crosses.
MS Sweet Tea Planter.

The Mission - The family shelter exists to lift homeless whole-families of the Vicksburg area from discouragement and despair to enthusiasm and empowerment through nutrition, nurturing, modeling and mentoring.  www.liftinglivesministries.com

A dog named, Casey who slipped out of his collar and got in trouble.

Her pretty black "sparkling" boots are made for walking!

...and the road to food!

Mike doing a great job of shouting for meat pies and lemonade! 

A good meal from Christ Episcopal Church.

One of several old oak trees on lawn of the Old Court House Museum.

A Southern Lady and Gentleman dressed in fashion of the civil war era.

Pretty yellow flowers in a planter at The Bazinsky House! 

Pretty amaryllis flowers on the grounds of The Bazinsky House.

Anyplace is a good place for a plant to grow at The Bazinsky House!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Another Hunter In Training!

A brave little girl!

Casey Frederickson said that her youngest daughter, who is almost 8, joined in on their north Idaho bear hunt yesterday.  She was so excited and so proud of Dad's harvest and volunteered to help do the dirty work. This is great for another young hunter in training! My congrats to the Dad and family in our great wild and exciting outdoors.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Landon's First Turkey

Nate Krohn of Coulee Dam, Washington is very happy that his 11 year old son, Landon, got his first turkey recently.  That's a nice bird!  Sending my congrats to Landon for a job well done in our great wild outdoors!

A proud dad with his son, Landon!  Sweet!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

A New York Youth Hunt Successful!

My Facebook friend Todd Imiola's son, Hunter, had a successful New York youth hunt this morning and shot at 6:30 a.m.  It had a 9-5/8" beard, 1-1/8" and 1-1/4" spurs.  A great looking bird and an awesome hunt in our great wild outdoors!  My congrats to a job well done young man!

Todd said that the Primos Power Crystal and Kee Kee striker once again proves to be fatal.  So sweet sounding and hard to resist. It's a well worn call but still killing them!

Hunter saying...Who's gobbling now?

Saturday, April 23, 2016


Brian Gregory's son Ethan with a nasty ole pig under his belt in Kentucky. Congrats to a job well done in our great outdoors. That's the way to go Ethan!  Lots of bacon there!

Friday, April 22, 2016

An Ocellated Turkey Hunt

This is a fantastic hunt says Ryan Bassham (trophy hunter) and one of the best hunting adventures out there.  The ocellated turkey is more commonly found in the Yucatan Peninsula and northern Guatemala.  This part of the country is safe and beautiful.  An awesome opportunity to hunt the same grounds of the ancient Mayan Indians!

My congrats to all the turkey hunters above in our great wild and awesome outdoors!  Such beautiful birds!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Turkey Head Shot With Bow!

John Paul Morris killing a 3 year old Missouri Gobbler during the 2012 season with his bow.  My congrats on an awesome video of a head shot on a turkey with his bow in our great wild outdoors.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Logan's Two Wisconsin Turkeys!

Andrew (Cooter) Zak's 12 year old son, Logan, with his two Wisconsin turkeys.  He shot one last weekend during the youth hunt and one this weekend.  Both are really nice toms.  He has one more tag left for the last hunting period. 

I think he's hooked! I think so too, Andrew Zak!  

My congrats to your son in our great wild outdoors.  I'm proud of him! Awesome job, Logan!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Ron's Nice Bird!

My FB friend, Ron French of Cherryville, Oregan, recently got him a very nice bird and I wanted you to read all about it. This is his hunting story ~ My Congrats Ron!

Oregon Spring Turkey season opened last Friday, I decided to wait till after the weekend before going out and trying to find a bird an hour from home. 

Left the truck at 5 a.m. and 20 minutes later was hiking passed a patch of timber when a tom erupted off to my right about 50-60 yards. I turned my headlamp off...BUSTED! Then made a big loop and got around and above where the turkey had gobbled. It began getting light so I gave a couple of sleepy clucks and yelps...the bird blasted a gobble back at me. A raven flew over and the turkey gobbled at the raven's sqwalk. Gave him one more series of yelps and set my call down.

10 minutes later I was thinking he had hopped down and skedaddled out the back door...when I caught movement out front and slightly to the left. He came walking up to 30 yards angled out in front of me. Gave him a couple of YELP YELP's with my mouth and he stopped and stretched his noggin for a better look. 6:15 and the hunt was over!

Note:  Two year old bird with 8-8.5" beard and NO spurs at all!

Monday, April 18, 2016

All In The Family!

Christen Roberts Elliott from Rustburg, VA, a single mom with two fast paced fun, loving and energetic boys while getting it done with Virginia gobblers.  This is wonderful to see a mother who enjoys the great wild outdoors with her sons and hunting together. My congrats to all!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

M/V Charles L. Strait Passing Hometown!

Yesterday, while on my way home I stopped by the Louisiana Circle and could see a towboat coming around the bend called Delta Point. Today, I found out that towboat captains are not very fond of Delta Point or the Mississippi River bridges at my hometown of Vicksburg, MS.  

I now have an app on my phone call "FINDSHIP" and was able to see the name of the towboat before it reached where I was standing.  Before I knew about the app I had to rely on my camera to zoom in and get the name.  (Click on pictures to enlarge)

M/V Charles L. Strait

Heading for the bridges!

Heading under the bridges at Vicksburg, MS.

Made it!  Notice tourist looking at MS River in mirror.
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