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, January 18, 2018

A Warren County Monster Buck

Michelle Cole of my hometown of  Warren County, Vicksburg, MS killed this monster buck this week in the snow.  I don't know the hunting story behind it but it sure is a wall hanger!  Michelle is married with a son and daughter and I know her family has to be very proud of her as I am.  My congratulations to Michelle in our hometown in the wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Halleigh's First Deer


Halleigh got her very first deer this morning in the snow and was an 8 point buck.  Halleigh's only 10 years old and killed it at Brown Town in Greene County, MS.  Imagine she will always remember hunting in the snow and of course, never forgetting that very first kill hunt.  


Halleigh is the daughter of Jerrod and Alecia Turner and they are raising her right in our wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors.  My congratulations to Halleigh on her very nice buck!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Hunting Blessings For Pat


My Vicksburg hunting friend, Pat May Strange, said that two deer friends came to see her while hunting over the weekend so she kept them together.  She got them with two shots!  They crossed together in a bottom to her left and she hollered trying to stop the buck.  Then the doe brought him in front of her and doe stayed around so she shot her too.  She said this is the first time that this has ever happened to her and been hunting for a long time.  

I had similar experience years ago during the muzzleloading season when dogs were running a buck and doe and they just happened to stop in front of my stand.  I shot the doe with iron sights and she dropped.  I thought it was strange that the buck was hanging around waiting for her to get up...so...I decided to reload and shoot again but with all the anticipation and excitement, I missed.  

Congratulations to my hunting friend in our great wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors!  You go, girl!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Charlie, Jr.'s Mississippi Buck!


My very best girlfriend (Jeanette) oldest son (born on my birthday) got a nice buck over the weekend south of Natchez, MS.  Charlie, Jr., who is the oldest, John Kirk (My Godchild) and son Michael (who wanted me to be his Godmother) are all college graduates.  Charlie, Jr. and his wife (Laura) live in Madison, MS with their two sons who are also young hunters.  

Andrew "Drew" and Charlie, III.  

Jeanette's husband, Charlie, Sr. hunts and they all enjoy hunting on family land south of Vicksburg.  I have hunted the land and really had a great time.  I saw a fawn and doe but Mama doe had her eyes on me.  I did take a picture and have fond memories of the hunt.

Fawn feeding before Mama Doe walks out.  

I'm so proud of Charlie, Jr. in getting a very nice buck in our great wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors!  My congratulations!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Joey Finally Got Him!

Joey Rigby of Forest, MS, finally got him this weekend...the awesome buck he was after!  Joey works for the Scott County Sheriffs Department and the Grabuone Outfitters.   

The buck scored 164-6/8 and a mass with a lot of character!  My congrats to Joey Rigby in getting the job done in our great wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors!  A wall hanger for sure!

Friday, January 12, 2018

LA Man Arrested For Killing Black Bear

A Louisiana man has been arrested for allegedly killing a Louisiana Black Bear.

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents arrested 28-year-old Ronald J. Kimble, of Lettsworth, on Monday for taking a black bear during a closed season and possessions of a firearm by a convicted felon.  It was unknown if he has an attorney.

Agents began November 29 investigating after the bear was found on the Richard K. Yancey Wildlife Management Area in Concordia Parish.  The necropsy revealed the 4-1/2-year-old female bear was shot twice with a rifle.

Agents later found Kimble hunting in the area and during questioning, Kimble admitted killing the bear on November 26 with a .270.

If convicted, Kimble faces up to 120 days in jail for killing the bear and up to 20 years on the firearm charge.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Carlie's First Buck


A big buck down for Carlie's very first buck in Harrison County, MS.  She killed it near Wolf River Road, Bay St. Louis, MS.  I love the look and the initiation of blood on her face.  My congratulations to Carlie in our great wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors.  

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Mississippi 100-Year-Old Lady Hunter

On December 19th, I posted about a Mississippi 100-year-old lady hunter who is still dropping deer.  I'm so glad I ran across this article recently about her because it did not give her name but I wanted to share her remarkable story with you.  

Meet Bertha Vickers of Morgantown, MS.

I'm so proud of Bertha and hope that I can hunt as long as I can (if the Lord's willing) in our great Mississippi outdoors.

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Gracie's Very Nice Buck

Last night at my sorority meeting one of my sorority sisters showed me this awesome picture of her Granddaughter Gracie that shot this 215lb. buck in Louisiana.  What a very nice buck and a great happy smile to boot.  I'm so proud of Gracie as her Grandmother in our great wild and wonderful outdoors.  My congratulations to Gracie!  
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