These are so-called, Mississippi Swamp Donkeys according to Cory Barnes of D'Lo, MS. He and his buddies seal the deal yesterday and now their bellies are full after they peeled the potatoes and got the grease hot. Some good eaten in our great wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors! Congratulations guys, a nice catch of the day!
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Ridge Farris is seen here with his 200 lb., 8-point-buck that was taken on New Years Day 2020 while hunting with his Dad in northeast Mississippi. What a nice buck for Ridge while making some great memories. My congratulations on a job well done in our wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors!
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Tj Harmon's son killed this 171lb. wild boar with an ARIS 5.5 rifle in Amory, Mississippi. He said it was at the bottom by a waterway and have killed around 10 in the last month or two. Wild hogs are a severe threat to all areas. They are such prolific breeders and the deer population may eventually be reduced due to the destruction of habitat/or the food that they consume that would normally be for deer and turkeys. What a big smile his son has on his face and my congratulation on a job well done. We need to eradicate all these nasty ole hogs in our wild Mississippi outdoors.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Deer Hunting 2019. Follow Devon and Hunter as they hunt the opening day of the rifle doe season in WMU 2D in western Pennsylvania. The couple soon spots some doe coming their way. Devon takes aim with her Remington Model 700 .243 loaded with 85gr Barnes TSX Bullets. Devon makes a great shot on the doe and it runs a short distance and drops. Congrats to Devon!
Monday, February 24, 2020
The Grand American Queen made her debut last Friday in our historic civil war town of Vicksburg for the New Year of 2020 while moored in the Yazoo Diversion Canal. She brought her passengers to sightsee for a full day and will return this Friday for another full day of tours. The Mississippi River at Vicksburg is 47.17 feet and the flood stage is 43 feet. Here are a few pictures I took last Friday of her stay in our hometown for you to enjoy.
Friday, February 21, 2020
In this video we see 4 guys rescuing a baby moose left behind by its mother. The baby moose was taken to the mainland and released there. No injury or harm was done to the moose. Film shot by Mark Dahlke. Edited by Cole Kobylski. 5.30.2018
Thursday, February 20, 2020
The Run Thru History always starts with a bang as Civil War Reenactors fire a cannon to start the event. These reenactors are part of living history exhibits that will be in place during and after the race for participants and spectators to explore. Find out more about the Run Thru History and everything happening around the race at http://runthruhistory.org/
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen and American Cruise Lines have agreed to a 20-year lease involving a portion of the city’s waterfront to allow the company to build a dock for its boats visiting Vicksburg.
The board approved the agreement at a special called meeting Thursday. American secured the lease with a $5,000 down payment that was delivered Thursday morning to the city. The lease includes an optional five-year extension.
American is the first river cruise line to rent space along Vicksburg‘s waterfront for docking space. Viking Cruises, which plans to have cruised on the Mississippi River, has also expressed an interest in space on the waterfront for its boats.
“We’re (American) very pleased and excited to be a part of the waterfront development and appreciate the way the city board and personnel have worked with us to reach this point of entering into this agreement to lease,” said attorney Blake Teller, who represents American Cruise Lines.
Teller said American’s 2020 schedule calls for 100 stops in Vicksburg by its boats.
The section of waterfront leased by American inside the floodwall runs from the China Street entrance north to the Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad Depot. The lease will be paid through an annual docking fee of $2 per passenger traveling on each cruise.
Under the lease, the company agrees to spend at least $200,000 in improvements in the first year of the lease. Those improvements include sidewalks, park benches, and landscaping.
In the history of this city, this is the first game-changer along the Mississippi River,” Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said. “This is the first private, no-cost to the taxpayer's development along the Mississippi River.”
Flaggs said the city has an $11 million plan to improve the riverfront area, but that project depends on whether the city will be able to levy a 1 percent sales tax for capital improvements.
The board Monday approved a resolution asking the Legislature to pass a local and private, or special, bill to call a public referendum on the tax, which will be held with the municipal general elections in 2021.
“If we can get the 1 percent sales tax, we intend to start along with the private development and do a public development,” Flaggs said, adding the city has approval from the Mississippi Department of Transportation to rework the parking on Levee Street.
“I think this is the beginning of a riverfront development like never before, and an opportunity for Vicksburg to not only showcase, but be a site and truly a tourist destination,” he said.
South Ward Alderman Alex Monsour said the lease is the result of the board’s work to make Vicksburg a tourist destination.
“You have to invest in your city to attract people here, and that is now what is happening in Vicksburg,” he said. The Vicksburg Post ~ John Surratt
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Monday, February 17, 2020
Fisher Daniel's picture taken by his Dad, Ronnie before the afternoon hunt!
Six-year-old, Fisher Daniels, harvested his first deer while hunting with his Dad, Ronnie Daniels, Adams County, Past Christian, MS, this past deer season! He made a 75 yard shot with a 7mm-08 rife. He got initiated by his Dad but not shown in this picture. What a nice 9-point buck in our great wild Mississippi outdoors. My congratulations to Fisher! I'm so very proud of you!
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Kevin Saul has worked on pig management in Lamar County, Baxterville, Mississippi recently. He needs to fire up the smoker! Congratulations on a job well done in eradicating these nasty ole hogs in our great wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors!
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Little Rylan and his harvested deer with his Paw Paw from Nettleton, Mississippi, said it may not be the biggest, but you will never convince this young man of that. He is one proud Paw Paw! I love his sweet smile! My congratulations to little Rylan in our great wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors!
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
I had a good time and a great opportunity at a good buck on the Geneva State Forest dog hunt. I've got a ton of good races from this hunt but decided to keep this video short. Don't be looking to get my shirttail either!
Huntin' with Hattaway
Monday, February 10, 2020
Friday, February 07, 2020
Riverboat American Duchess is in town today for a half-a-day for her passengers to tour our historic civil war town of Vicksburg, Mississippi. She will return on February 12, for a full day of tours.
Looking out towards Children's Art Park at Catfish Row and the Vicksburg Riverfront Murals on the floodwall.
M/V Miss Pam making her way to the Port of Vicksburg in the Yazoo Diversion Canal.
A closer picture of the American Duchess on a very beautiful sunny Friday!
While taking pictures of the Ameican Duchess an employee asked if I would like to have my picture taken with the riverboat. At first, I hesitated and thought, why not! It's not very often that I get my picture taken with all the riverboats that come to our historic civil war town. It made my day and I posted it as my profile picture on my Facebook page as well.
Thursday, February 06, 2020
Wednesday, February 05, 2020
Hunting during the rut can be the best time to tag that buck of a lifetime. Gregg Ritz is bow hunting in Illinois during the middle of the rut. The buck Gregg is after storms into the food plot chasing a hot doe. A hunt Gregg will never forget!
Hunt Originally aired on Monster Buck XXV Volume 1.
Tuesday, February 04, 2020
Monday, February 03, 2020
My Great Grandson Tidus David who lives in Montana got a new puppy recently and her name is Yui (You-e). She is adorable.
I know Tidus David will enjoy his new puppy.
Tidus David and Yui all cuddled up!
His dog, Asuka, and Yui getting to know one another. So happy for Tidus and now Asuka will have a playmate!