Mississippi River Flood 2011 – DISPLACED DELTA WHITETAIL DEER

Young Whitetail Deer Buck peering over the head of a doe in a field in the Mississippi Delta. Photo by The Delta Bohemian

Young Whitetail Deer Buck peering over the head of a doe in a field in the Mississippi Delta. Photo by The Delta Bohemian

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The 2011 Mississippi River Flood affected towns, farms, and individuals dependent on its good graces, as well as temporarily displacing and confusing wildlife populations living behind the levees. A true friend and closet Bohemian, Mr. Lil John McKee, notified us during the third week of May 2011 that herds of deer could be seen on what Deltans call “this” side of the levee.

The rarely rising-before-dawn Magical Madge shook off a short night’s sleep to head to a field within sight of Friars Point, Mississippi. After videoing a bit, she returned to convince Poor William to accompany her on a videoing expedition later in the day.

Just prior to “almost dark” the duo headed for the levee to film what we might. A rare spectacle in our parts soon occurred. One deer after another headed from a thicket in bottomland saturated in seep water culled from beneath the levee into a field to eat what they may.

Most footage was filmed within the confines of the noble, sticker-laden Delta Bohemian Jeep Liberty due to heat, mosquitoes, big-ass mosquitoes, bigger-ass mosquitoes, and the biggest-ass mosquitoes.

No animate objects were injured during the filming of this documentarian like thing, largely due to the headache-inducing effects of Musk-Skeeter spray—ain’t no bugs on me!

We see animals and we think of God!

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DISPLACED DELTA WHITETAIL DEER

Beginning at the 2:07 mark, enjoy an excerpt of “Delta Sun” by Alphonso Sanders.
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Two inquisitive Whitetail Deer in the Mississippi Delta during the Flood of 2011. Photo by The Delta Bohemian

Two inquisitive Whitetail Deer in the Mississippi Delta during the Flood of 2011. Photo by The Delta Bohemian

A Whitetail Deer frolicking across a field near Friars Point, Mississippi. Photo by The Delta Bohemian

A Whitetail Deer frolicking across a field near Friars Point, Mississippi. Photo by The Delta Bohemian

Whitetail Deer watching The Delta Bohemians. Photo by The Delta Bohemian

Whitetail Deer watching The Delta Bohemians. Photo by The Delta Bohemian

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Comments

  1. Real hip video guys ! Thanks for taking the time to put it together !

    Let me know when your next Safari is.

  2. Uncle Boopie says:

    The ratio of bucks to does was impressive. Almost 2 bucks for every doe. I know one afternoon I saw close to 200 deer on that 3 acre pacth of ground.

  3. Been wanting to post this footage up since last May and we just got around to editing the videos yesterday. So glad you liked it, Stan.

    Love your new website, btw!! http://stanstreet.com/index.html

    I want I want I want another Stan Street!!! 😎

  4. This is pretty incredible! Great delta documentary

  5. Webb Franklin says:

    Beautiful!!!

  6. WOW, thatsalotta deer! I guess the snakes came across at a different spot. Nice job on the video.

  7. P.W. Most of us refer to the repellent as “Skeeter Dope”. Jus-Sayin Dude! Good Videos. Hope we will Never live to see the likes of this flood again. But hey, I also said that about the ’73 flood. If your investments are behind the levee, like some of mine have been, just get ready for and accept the fact, that this dreadful time Will Occur Again. Without doubt!

    JLG

  8. FYI—In the south in particular, the Male Bob White Quale is often refered to as ” Little Southern Gentalmen”. Wish I had a few “Little Southern Gentelmen” to fry up along with Cathead biscuits, gravy, scrambled eggs,and stout coffee, cooked by Mother in the pre- hunt mornings I so often enjoyed as a kid growing up in Clarksdale, MS. Dad (Big Don Greer) and my Uncle Bobby always kept birds in the freezer which thay had taken around their hometown of Charleston, MS.

  9. MAN! I did not know your footage turned out so well. Great pictures, but I will be the lone dissenter here….the deer in question numbered about 200, and they came into the wheat/cotton field shown every afternoon for about six weeks or so. The final tally on damage to that one field was approximately $35,000. Add that to the flood and seep water damage this spring, and the noble animal just doesn’t seem the same anymore to me. My deer hunting career has vacillated from ” I can’t shoot the poor things” to “I want to wring their necks” at least a dozen times in 30 years. Before this spring I could no longer pull the trigger (release the arrow). Now, I watch Caddyshack daily just for hunting tips. FYI, the deer belong to the state of Mississippi, and they are free to roam where they may, but they do become a nuisance at times, as my sister in NJ will attest. Having a bountiful herd of deer is a good thing; but as Mr. Oscar Connell said, “You can have too much ice cream.”

  10. True,True,True, JB. I thought you had a Predation Permit from MDWFP. If not, you should go to our web site MDWFP.com and look into it. The only dissent I have with it is the rules state that you have to let the deer lay where they are killed. Seems a waste to me, but hey! I just work there.

    Wonder how much ammo it would require to take out $35 G’s worth of deer?

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