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 21, 2017

Taking A Break From Blogging & Flying Away

Taking a week off to visit my youngest daughter, Marian Suzanne "Suzi" in Fredericksburg, Virginia for her 45th Birthday and son-in-law, Dennis. I'm looking forward to playing and spending quality time with my two youngest granddaughters, Kate (4) and Emma (10).  Will be back online next month.  Till then have a safe weekend coming up and week ahead. 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Big Pig Wallow

Jason Moore of Neshoba County, MS, posted this picture yesterday of this big pig wallow on his place.  Looks like he needs to get busy and kill some hogs before they tear up his land in our wild Mississippi outdoors!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Happy 20th Birthday, Lucy!

My Granddaughter, Lucy is celebrating her 20th birthday today!
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, 
Have a wonderful Birthday, Happy Birthday to you! 
Happy Birthday, Lucy!
Gran Gran

Myself, with daughter, Debra, and Grandaughter, Lucy also waiting for the arrival of, Edwin James any day now.  Lucy will give me my 3rd great-grandson and Debra will be a first-time grandmother! 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Happy Birthday To Oliver and Charlie

This afternoon I attended my two Great Nephews private "double" birthday party celebration at Big Wheelie Skating Rink and had a great time visiting family and watching them celebrate together.    

My great nephew, 4-year-old Oliver being held by his Dad, Marion "Bubba" Love.

Great nephew Charlie celebrating his 10th birthday.

Oliver on skates.

Oliver on his new training bike!

Charlie with his new Star Wars lightsaber from his Grandparents.

Oliver opening up his many gifts with his Mom, Cassie Jo.

Lots of friends and family onlookers.

Charlie with his family/friends getting ready to open his gifts.

Everyone singing Happy Birthday to Oliver and Charlie. 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Two Men Smuggling Live Deer From LA to MS

75-year-old Edward L. Donaldson, Jr., and 42-year-old John Jared Oertling of LA were charged with conspiracy to violate the LACEY ACT for importing live white-tailed deer into MS.

According to the LACEY ACT, any person who imports, exports, transports, sells, receives, acquires or purchases wildlife that was taken, possessed, transported or sold in violation of any said wildlife is prohibited.

They both manage a 1,032-acre high fenced enclosure in Forrest County, called Turkey Trot Ranch and conspired to smuggle the live deer into MS for the purpose of breeding and killing white-tail buck deer.

They learned in 2012 that the live white-tailed deer purchased and imported from PA to Turkey Trot Ranch came from a herd of captive white-tailed deer in PA that tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).  CWD is a transmittable and a great threat to deer/elk population in North America, which kills off infected animals.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Public Enemy Number One!










Jarratt Hahn, a law enforcement officer, has been having a great year trying to trap and kill these nasty hogs between his land and his neighbors.  Jarratt lives in White Sand, Mississippi and caught over 150. Here are a few photos taken this year and commented that it still doesn't look like he put a dent in the population.  

Hogs are all over Mississippi and they tear up gardens, food plots, and crops.  They are very hearty aminals and very resilient.  They multiply like mosquitoes.  

Jim Walker with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks describes them as "public enemy number one."

Congrats to Jarratt in trying to eradicate these annoying hogs in our great wild Mississippi outdoors.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

A Hog Control Weekend

Jason Moore's oldest son of Neshoba County, MS, shot and kill this nasty ole hog after a fun weekend in our great wild Mississippi outdoors. Congratulations young hunter!  Way to go!

Jason and his youngest son taking a selfie while hog hunting!

Checking out his big brother's hog kill!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Tomato Place Luncheon

Johnette and I had an enjoyable BLT with a guacamole sandwich, sweet tea and homemade bread pudding for dessert at The Tomato Place for lunch.  It's a beautiful breezy clear blue sunny day. Tomorrow will be a different story with rain forecast from the tropical storm, IRMA.  

An elderly couple came in and I overheard the waitress asked where they were from and they said Florida.  They had come this far to get away and live in the Tampa Bay area.  They were leaving Wednesday to try to get back home. We wished them safe travels on their way back from the worst weather disaster to ever hit our homeland.    

Watermelons for sale.

Delicious varieties of smoothies. 

Love this bike with all bright neon lights hanging on the wall.

Beautiful picture on the wall of Blessed Mother. 

Flowers that hummingbirds like.

Gators too!

A very tall bottle tree!

 The Boiled Peanuts Shack!

Outer feeder bands coming in from the tropical storm, IRMA while leaving The Tomato Place.  

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Some Tailgating Pigs!

Jeremy McCamon of Pelahatchie, MS, and his hunting buddy lucked up showing off three pigs on the tailgate of their truck over the weekend.  My congrats on killing these nasty ole pigs in our great wild Mississippi outdoors! Way to go guys!

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Dove Hunting With A Grandson!

Timmy Brownlee from Sandersville, MS, had a good time recently taking his grandson dove hunting. 

Making hunting memories with Grandpa!

It's always great to take a child hunting and introduced them to our wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors!  Way to go young hunter! Congratulations!

Friday, September 08, 2017

A Queenly Visit Today In My Hometown

The American Queen moored near the trees at the waterfront from early this morning until she left around 1:30.  She will be back next Wednesday, September 13th for a full day to tour our historic civil war town of Vicksburg, MS.    

A tugboat passing by pushing empty containers to the Port of Vicksburg.

All Aboard!!  American Queen in all her glory getting ready to depart with her passengers.

Taken near the edge of Yazoo Diversion Canal before she left on a beautiful cool and nice clear day.

The American Queen' s staff putting chairs away on their buses that had accommodated passengers.

The American Queen turning around in the Yazoo Diversion Canal earlier this afternoon heading north to a destination of Helena, Arkansas on the Mississippi River with her passengers.   The Captain can either turn around in the canal, go to the Port of Vicksburg or backs out.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Dove Hunting With Poppa!


This cute little boy named, Baylor of Edinburg, MS, got to go dove hunting with his Poppa this past weekend.  The smile on Poppa's face tells it all! What a great way to start a young child out in the sport of hunting in our wonderful and wild Mississippi outdoors!  

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Maddie Smoked A Great KS Buck


Eight-year-old Maddie smoked her a great buck recently and it was a perfect shot and recovery.  

She is the youngest successful youth hunter ever at Conyers Outdoors!  

My congratulations to Maddie with her Dad sharing memories that will last forever in the great wild outdoors.
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