Old Hunting and Fishing Pics

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  1. hobbydog

    hobbydog Elite Refuge Member

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    I have some old hunting and fishing pics on my web site and month after month the web stats show more search string hits with "old hunting pics" than anything else. My dad was never one to take many pictures so I do not have a lot of good pics but thought I would share a few. Would be interested in see any pics others may have from the good old days.

    This one is of my dad and one of his war buddies. He told him that if they survided the war he was invited to southern MN to hunt pheasants. After the war he made many trips during the 50s to hunt with his friend. The dog is a black cocker spaniel (yup, they could hunt back then), I'll let you guess what his name was. (hint, it would not be politically correct to stand on your porch and holler for your dog in today's world)

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    This is a pic of the whole hunting party. You could call this one "when men were men and boys were boys". Notice what is sitting on the ground right in the middle of the pic. Also check out them guns. Anyone able to ID the year of the car in the background?

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    This pic was sent to me by none other than AQ. He says it is a pic of a Texas trophy hunt back in his younger years. I believe he said he was the 3rd from the right. :D

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  2. Chris Benson

    Chris Benson Elite Refuge Member

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    Very cool pics! Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. hobbydog

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    My dad hunted and fished all over the country. He, along with several other guys leased an old fur trappers cabin in Manitoba in the late 50s. They portaged boats into the lake and then would fly in most times after that. I was able to make the trip once in the late 60s as a youngster before the Canadian Government declared it a wilderness area and made them vacate the lease. They caught a lot of huge northerns way back before "catch and release" was even heard of, or fly in fishing was popular. These pics were taken in the late 50s, early 60s.

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  4. silvermallard

    silvermallard Elite Refuge Member

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    Hey! If y'all got any of this kind of stuff that was taken from about Burlington, IA down the Miss River to Cairo, IL and up the IL river toward the middle of the state...anything in that region...I'd be VERY interested in getting copies via email. I'm writing a history of 20th century waterfowling in that region.
     
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  5. Batman74

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    Great pics thanks for sharing. :)
     
  6. weatherby

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    Those are some great pitures.Them pike are monsters!:eek: my dad really never took alot of pitures , even though i wish he would have
     
  7. Rick Godsey

    Rick Godsey Elite Refuge Member

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    Great pixs you should be glad you have them of your dad and friends enjoying the good life. Thx for sharing

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    Those are great pictures, thanks for sharing. hope there are more to come in the future !!!!!!!!!! :)
     
  9. duckybud

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    the car looks to be a 38 or 39 Buick maybe.
     
  10. stevena198301

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    I'ma guess 1944.
     

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