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, June 15, 2017

Taylor's Very Nice Mount

Taylor Wooten of Sandersville, Mississippi got a very nice 10 point buck on January 2, 2017 on public land.  Taylor said that he is more than pleased with his mount that he got a few days ago from Jay's Taxidermy.  He's a very happy hunter!

165 2/8"
20" wide
27.5" main beams
160 lbs.
4 y/o

Congratulations to Taylor Wooten in our great wild Mississippi outdoors!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A Hoppy Frog Ending

Des Allemands, Louisiana - For 168 frogs, hunting citations had a hoppy ending.  Louisiana wildlife officials say three Raceland men are accused of exceeding a limit on catching frogs at a wildlife management area.  One of them allegedly took nearly double the limit.

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says in a news release that an experimental frog season's limit is 50 frogs per boat at the Salvador Wildlife Management Area near Des Allemands.  But one boat checked late Saturday held 69, and a second held 99.

Enforcement agent Adam Einck says all three men in those boats were cited for exceeding the legal frog limit, which has maximum penalties of 90 days in jail and a $350 fine.

He says the frogs were alive and were returned to the water.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Hunter's First Bear

It was a long hard season full of missed opportunities and tons of work but finally this past weekend we were able to connect 12 year old Hunter with his first bear ever. What a wonderful moment between he and his dad. Absolutely what we live for in raise 'em right in our great wild and wonderful outdoors!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Great Grandson In Japan

My Great Grandson, Tidus David, who lives in Montana is in Japan with his Dad, Ryan.  What an exciting adventure for both and wishing them a safe and fun trip. 

Calgary to Tokyo

In flight for eleven long hours.

In Japan!

Hotel Gracery Shinjuku in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

Tidus David looking out the hotel window at Tokyo!

Ichikawa, Chiba, Japan traveling on train.
Have fun you guys and enjoy the ride!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Snakehead Fish Found In MS

BENOIT, MS:  An invasive fish has been documented for the first time in Mississippi.

The Mississippi Department of wildlife, Fisheries and Parks says a northern snakehead was caught Monday in Lake Whittington in Bolivar County.

Nathan Aycock, a fisheries biologist with the department, says Cleveland bow fishermen Brad Baugh and Bubba Steadman caught the snakehead in the oxbow lake.

Aycock says the Asian fish established itself in Arkansas' White River in 2008 and is expanding its range.  It can swim to other waters connected to the MS River.  Northern snakeheads are typically found in shallow backwaters and can breather air, letting then survive out of water for extended periods.

Aycock says it's unclear what impact snakeheads have on native fish.  It's illegal to transport, sell or keep live snakeheads in MS.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Happy "17th" Wedding Anniversary

Mr.. & Mrs. Dennis (Suzi) Nicholas cutting the grooms cake.
Wishing my youngest daughter, Marian Suzanne (Suzi) and son-in-law, Dennis, a very Happy 17th Wedding Anniversary today.  

They were married at the Chapel At Cedar Grove and stayed overnight at Cedar Grove Mansion Inn in Vicksburg, MS.  Later they flew to Spain and took a Mediterranean Cruise for their honeymoon.

Suzi and Dennis live in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and works for the FAA in Washington, DC.  They have given me two beautiful granddaughters, Emma 9 and Kate 4 years old. I love you all so very much!

Thursday, June 08, 2017

American Duchess Coming To Town

Tomorrow the American Duchess is suppose to show up at our waterfront for the very first time for a half-a-day.  I'm looking forward to taking some pictures of her while passengers tour our historic civil war town of Vicksburg, Mississippi. 

The American Duchess is the first all-suite paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers, a floating, intimate masterpiece that can carry up to 166 guests through America's heartland. The paddlewheeler, created from a 1995 hull, was completely reconstructed to become one of the most luxurious river cruising vessels in the country, featuring single-seating main dining and entertainment venues, soaring ceilings, and all of the features guests have come to expect.

We welcome the American Duchess with open arms and hope this is the first of many returns to our historical city of Vicksburg: The Key To The South!

UPDATE:  Looks like the "American Duchess" will be making her maiden voyage in August according to Pat Millett.  The riverboat scheduled said she would come in today but things are subject to change. Could not find her docked at the waterfront this morning according to my app FINDSHIP. Looking forward to the "American Duchess" arrival in August and taking pictures of her.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Riverboats Back-In-Town

What a beautiful day for the American Queen and America riverboats to bring their passengers to tour our historic civil war town of Vicksburg, MS.  Six or seven buses were lined up taking tourist to historical sites in and around our city.    


Picture I took of both riverboats on Washington Street before I went down to the waterfront.

Smoke pouring out of the smokestack looking through the red caboose.

Other side of the red caboose sitting on railroad tracks. 

American Queen near the Vicksburg Riverfront Murals.  This particular mural depicts the Miss Mississippi Pageant that has been held here in my hometown for 60 years and the pageant will run from June 19 through 24 at the Vicksburg Convention Center.  Tickets for the Miss Mississippi competition was sold out a week and half ago.    

Electric carts taking passengers to and from the waiting buses. 

Another picture at a different angle in front of the Vicksburg Riverfront Murals.

American Queen riding high in the Yazoo Diversion Canal due to the Mississippi River being above flood stage.  River level today is 45.03 feet - change +0.34 foot - flood stage is 43 feet. 

American Queen moored behind The Old Depot Museum in the canal.

The American Queen's smokestacks between the cupola on top of The Old Depot Museum.
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