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Deer Camp Blog- the outdoor column of The Bodock Times- (a satirical periodical) Humor and Hunting at the famous Christmas Place Plantation Hunting Club on the edge of the Mississippi Delta

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Monday, February 28, 2011

A Tarnished Weekend


So I am watching the Academy awards and who do I see sitting up there with his buddies Tom Hanks and Brad Pitt? That's right, that stupid deer, Thunderhoof, was schmoozing with the celebrities. I just turned it off.
No hog info this week either. It is very quiet. In fact neither one of my evil brothers has talked to me this morning. Thank God!
Tomorrow is Spencers Birthday! This means drivers license to him so expect to see more of him at camp this year. No more excuses.
I wonder when they are going to make a movie out of my blog?

Friday, February 25, 2011

Hog Death 2011


The big hog hunt is set for next weekend and we have a herd of Yankees coming down to enjoy it. Burney, Mailrider and myself will be hosting and there is a chance that my old friend Mr. jones (Scratch) will be joining us. There is also a good chance that Two-Gun Tony will be coming too. That, by itself, should scare the hell out of the Yankees.
Hunting these unpredictable and vicious hogs is hard and dangerous work and I only expect for one or two of our guests to be gored and eaten.
Should be a fun time.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

While I'm Ranting


Let me introduce you to Bear over at The Redneck Rant. He is blogging over in Pennsylvania of which I know little except that I did pass by Miss Jennys place once, wanted pancakes but Mailrider wouldn't stop and visited Gettysburg. That's a different story though.
Bear takes on everyone and loves hot music, the south, hunting and everything country you can imagine and is not a damn bit apologetic about any of it.
Looks like he is a pretty good hunter, and a good shot too.
Go over and visit him and tell him to keep blogging!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Death to Somalia

I usually don't go off on rants. I mostly leave that to Long Tall Becky or the charming and perceptive GuyK, but these damn pirates have really pissed me off. You need to read the headline. Pirates Kill 4 American Hostages on Yacht. What in the hell is the President doing? What the hell is our military thinking? Who the hell is in charge? It is time to go back to the Roosevelt ultimatum with these g.d people. "Pedicaris alive or Razuli dead"
It is time for warships off the coast of Somalia and a whole lot of worthless dead m.f pirates. Get off your asses. Now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday Bulletin Board

1. Good News, Lazarus has a birthday today! The old hog hunter is doing well, go by and leave him a comment!
2. Dad says the fish are biting! Where are Jody and Mark?
3. Found my golf clubs!
4. Paul came to camp this weekend, no hogs. Returned to Hades.
5. Our hog hunt is planned for the first week in March. It is already looking grim.
Hope you have a great Presidents? Day.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

5 Year Blogoversary


In February of 2006 I started writing on this blog. I had no idea how to start and which direction it would go. I only hoped to write down the wonderful stories I had heard growing up on paper for the future. Thunderhoof was barely an idea in my head and I had no knowledge that I had an affinity for writing short ghost stories. (ed. note... Thunderhoof is real and all stories told here are completely true.)
I did not believe people would actually read my blog or tell me how much they enjoy it. I also did not know the friends out there that I would make if only on the internet. I hope to meet each and every blogger that I have crossed paths with one day. So I continue, there are a lot more stories and the famous Christmas Place is full of them. I am old, ancient for a blogger now, but still enjoying it. I hope you will visit often. Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Appraisers See History


One of the fun things about being an appraiser is the chance to see and touch history. Exploring old vacant homes and buildings gives you a chance to really look at the architecture used when it was built and to discover things that have been ignored, lost or just plain forgotten.
Recently I had the chance to appraise an old bank. Inside was the original safe from probably 1890-1900. Very cool. There were also many files here that had historical significance that need to be saved. If anyone knows how to contact the Yalobusha Historical Society, please leave a comment.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Battle of Coffeeville

There is little in the history books and no set aside battlefield to mark the importance of the Battle of Coffeeville. Recently a marker was posted that at least marks that it really happened.
A trap was set as the Yankees moved through my hometown of Water Valley and headed down the railroad and old Coffeeville road to take Coffeeville. The Yankees were strung out over two miles of road and moseying along when the trap was sprung and the Confederates opened fire with cannon, musketfiree and crazed calvary. The Rebs caught them completely by surprise. Needless to say it was a rout and the reeling Yankees skedaddled back up north of Water Valley to lick their wounds and ended up retreating back to Memphis. This battle effectively stopped Grant's first advance on Vicksburg.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentines' Day Confusion


It is Valentines Day and once again I am totally confused. I need to get something nice for Denise today and maybe go out somewhere nice for a dinner.
But what about Camo? Do I need to get her something? And what about Thunderhoof? That stupid deer has survived hunting season once again. What can I get him? This is confusing. Suggestions needed (quick)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Icy Golf


Yesterday after I got home I went and found my golf clubs and pulled them out. After a few rusty swings I headed out to use them. I spent the rest of the day breaking ice off of my driveway with a damn 7-iron. I really need some relief.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

White Out

Once again I ask, is this winter never going to end?
We are covered in snow (again) and I am tired.
I want to fish, and play golf, and enjoy being outdoors.
This is ridiculous.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Tricksy Snow Hogs

Another massive cold front is moving into the South today and it is bringing a ton of snow with it. How in the hell am I going to blast a hog in a blizzard? Those varmints root up under the snow so you can't see them and when you walk by, they spring up and gore you to death. Everyone knows that. Ask Phillip. And the white hogs, they blend in to the snow perfectly as they creep up on you for that death slash. Yes, really. Everyone knows that. Ask Bob.
It is not going to be fit weather for man nor beast this weekend. Guess I will stay home by the fire while other fools go die in the snow.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Easy SuperBowl Money


I watched the SuperBowl Sunday and of course knew who was going to win before the game started. The TV panned to the owners box and there were a bunch of zillionaires, a President or two and Thunderhoof up there having a great time. That stupid deer had a big cheese head thing on his head.
Game, set, match.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Belated Birthday Greetings


Paul Howell, crooked lawyer and ambulance chaser, professional killer and man of many useless words had his birthday this weekend. Yes, he is old as dirt. Congratulations on another year and hope you have many, many more happy birthdays brother.

Friday, February 04, 2011

Blasted Tailfeathers

Paul and his cronies made a last duck hunting trip over in Arkansas. I am sure the wardens are still looking for them.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Who Needs 72 Virgins?

Paul and his cronies in Heaven

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

A Final Hog

This past weekend my cousin Davin Lammey and his son Dean came down to visit. Davin got a doe and Dean got this nice hog. They are pictured here with Burney. A very good final hog for deer season.