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Vintage Hunting Photo Collection

Vintage Hunting Photo Collection

We recently unearthed this truly amazing collection of old-time hunting photos, some of which are more than 100 years old!
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from BrettonKooistra wrote 3 years 20 weeks ago

44 is the best

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from LGIW wrote 3 years 27 weeks ago

Is that Ernest t. Bass in pic 27?

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from Jiffins45 wrote 3 years 27 weeks ago

Pg 27, what ever happened to awesome hats, beards, and turkeys. haha

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from dovehunter2 wrote 3 years 31 weeks ago

pg 41; nice LOG cabin.

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from ronad6 wrote 3 years 43 weeks ago

#10 is that Kevin Costner from the set of "Dances w/ Wolves"? Great movie :)

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from TheOhioHunter wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

Good to see some old time photos

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from charlie elk wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

There are many more deer now than back then Crocketto24. We are living the good old days of deer hunting right now enjoy em for all they are worth.
later,
charlie

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from Crockett024 wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

If only there were as many deer now as there were back then.

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from model_70_guy wrote 4 years 4 weeks ago

Great photos of days long past, I could look at old hunting photos like this for hours.

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from model_70_guy wrote 4 years 4 weeks ago

That buck in #26 is a monster. Wonder how wide he is?

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from buckhunter wrote 4 years 5 weeks ago

number 28 looks like theodore roosevelt. 10,13,16 and 44 are the best

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from ssteiman wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Wonderful to see.

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from Browning_300 wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

These are some great photos. I know that my parents did not take too many photos when my brothers and I were introduced into the world of hunting but with a little one of my own on the way I will be sure to have some great albums put together for years of enjoyment

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from BetsyRoss wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

Ah, those were the days! Such style, such class and (no offense, boys) PRE-ballcap! The "Sinatra" look is soooooo much sexier! :-) And the inclusion of a woman hunter is so UN-sexist! Thanks, Outdoor Life, for sharing such a great collection! Love the one with the impromptu "camp" made out of a giant log (#41). Would prefer to think this particular gentleman removed a pre-inhabiting bear -- rather than dwell on any still-inhabiting insects inside the log!

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from turkey777 wrote 4 years 20 weeks ago

Those are some great photos.

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from ITHACA SXS wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

I can't get enough of the old pictures. I could not help but notice a few of those old remington model 8 autoloaders. my father still has his father's model 8. Somewhere there is a picture of the same grandfather holding a pheasant,(no one can find the pic. now)while wearing a tie. he liked to look sharp in the field. he used to share a lot of the game he shot with his girl's family, i think that helped seal the deal, 'cause they were married for 56 years. Don't be shy about showing more of those old photos, including some from vintage O.L. magazines. plastic stocks and stainless barrels may be better(maybe) but they'll never be pretty.

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from rrmont wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Awesome photos, I would like to have a few of those guns too!

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from jacy1515 wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Now i know why there is not any game left like they used to be.GRANDPA and his friends got them all.

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from wv trapper wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Those are some great photos.And some great animals.

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from Casey Walker wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

One of my most prized possessions is photo of my grandfather and 4 of his buddy’s that was taken in 1948 after a very successful elk and deer hunt. The elk on the ground aren’t all monsters, but a couple really are, and the deer strapped on the horses are impressive. It is funny to see the cigarettes hanging out of their mouths and the plaid coats vs. all the camouflage we see today. They weren’t “Trophy Hunting” this was a big part of their winter meat and very much a part of their way of life in Montana then.

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from vette wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Want to see more old photos? Robert Elinskas, a central New York State hunter, has written two books on the old days of Adirondack deer hunting, "A Deer Hunters History Book" and his latest, "Adirondack Camps and Hunts." Both chronicle the old days of hunting the north country before the Forever Wild portion in Article 14 of our State Constitution created four million acres of biological desert. Luckily, I am old enough to have enjoyed the 1960's and '70's hunting the mountains. Google his name for more information.

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from charlie elk wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

EricAichele, what is the story behind the discovery of these photos? A very nice collection you posted.
Thanks
later,
charlie

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from charlie elk wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

A nice glimpse of an era gone by. A lot of things have changed while there are still many similarities. Like the joy of taking kids hunting, pride in the kill, pride in equipment and the love of going to remote locations.

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from MazPower wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

#40. WOW!!! Now THAT is a big cat.

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from HawgNSons.Com wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Awesome!

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from MWK_MN wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Wish I could go back in time with some of those fella's for an old school hunt. I'd choose one of those camps up in the mountains with the cabins you could barely stand up in. Would be great.

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from Flatbed wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Impressive, liked the ones where you could see the car tags and notes to see where it happened. Few years back stumbled upon a family owned hardware store in a small town out in New Mexico. They had some mounts in there that dated back before NM statehood. On my list to go back to someday.

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from Ishi wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Very impressive collection.

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from KansasBoy wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Man!!! Looks like those boys got all of the big ones! I was born in the wrong time.

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from SCHuntman wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Pic 39, gun safety at it's best!! I know he's not really pointing it at his head but it sure looked that way at first glance!

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from Taylor Pommier wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

i wonder what the record books would look like if all the trophys from the past that arent recorded were somehow measured

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from bigbuck96 wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Those are really cool!

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from jburgman wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Ah, those pics take me back.

...just kidding, I aint that old! Really nice gallery though.

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from EricAichele wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

sure looks that way, big honking frogs too

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from bigjake wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

picture 28, are those bullfrogs?

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from bigjake wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

picture 28, are those bullfrogs?

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from HawgNSons.Com wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Awesome!

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from EricAichele wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

sure looks that way, big honking frogs too

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from bigbuck96 wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Those are really cool!

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from Ishi wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Very impressive collection.

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from Flatbed wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Impressive, liked the ones where you could see the car tags and notes to see where it happened. Few years back stumbled upon a family owned hardware store in a small town out in New Mexico. They had some mounts in there that dated back before NM statehood. On my list to go back to someday.

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from MazPower wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

#40. WOW!!! Now THAT is a big cat.

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from vette wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Want to see more old photos? Robert Elinskas, a central New York State hunter, has written two books on the old days of Adirondack deer hunting, "A Deer Hunters History Book" and his latest, "Adirondack Camps and Hunts." Both chronicle the old days of hunting the north country before the Forever Wild portion in Article 14 of our State Constitution created four million acres of biological desert. Luckily, I am old enough to have enjoyed the 1960's and '70's hunting the mountains. Google his name for more information.

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from Casey Walker wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

One of my most prized possessions is photo of my grandfather and 4 of his buddy’s that was taken in 1948 after a very successful elk and deer hunt. The elk on the ground aren’t all monsters, but a couple really are, and the deer strapped on the horses are impressive. It is funny to see the cigarettes hanging out of their mouths and the plaid coats vs. all the camouflage we see today. They weren’t “Trophy Hunting” this was a big part of their winter meat and very much a part of their way of life in Montana then.

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from wv trapper wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Those are some great photos.And some great animals.

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from turkey777 wrote 4 years 20 weeks ago

Those are some great photos.

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from Browning_300 wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

These are some great photos. I know that my parents did not take too many photos when my brothers and I were introduced into the world of hunting but with a little one of my own on the way I will be sure to have some great albums put together for years of enjoyment

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from model_70_guy wrote 4 years 4 weeks ago

Great photos of days long past, I could look at old hunting photos like this for hours.

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from Crockett024 wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

If only there were as many deer now as there were back then.

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from jburgman wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Ah, those pics take me back.

...just kidding, I aint that old! Really nice gallery though.

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from Taylor Pommier wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

i wonder what the record books would look like if all the trophys from the past that arent recorded were somehow measured

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from charlie elk wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

A nice glimpse of an era gone by. A lot of things have changed while there are still many similarities. Like the joy of taking kids hunting, pride in the kill, pride in equipment and the love of going to remote locations.

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from jacy1515 wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Now i know why there is not any game left like they used to be.GRANDPA and his friends got them all.

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from ITHACA SXS wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

I can't get enough of the old pictures. I could not help but notice a few of those old remington model 8 autoloaders. my father still has his father's model 8. Somewhere there is a picture of the same grandfather holding a pheasant,(no one can find the pic. now)while wearing a tie. he liked to look sharp in the field. he used to share a lot of the game he shot with his girl's family, i think that helped seal the deal, 'cause they were married for 56 years. Don't be shy about showing more of those old photos, including some from vintage O.L. magazines. plastic stocks and stainless barrels may be better(maybe) but they'll never be pretty.

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from ssteiman wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Wonderful to see.

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from dovehunter2 wrote 3 years 31 weeks ago

pg 41; nice LOG cabin.

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from Jiffins45 wrote 3 years 27 weeks ago

Pg 27, what ever happened to awesome hats, beards, and turkeys. haha

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from LGIW wrote 3 years 27 weeks ago

Is that Ernest t. Bass in pic 27?

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from KansasBoy wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Man!!! Looks like those boys got all of the big ones! I was born in the wrong time.

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from MWK_MN wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Wish I could go back in time with some of those fella's for an old school hunt. I'd choose one of those camps up in the mountains with the cabins you could barely stand up in. Would be great.

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from charlie elk wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

EricAichele, what is the story behind the discovery of these photos? A very nice collection you posted.
Thanks
later,
charlie

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from rrmont wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Awesome photos, I would like to have a few of those guns too!

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from BetsyRoss wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

Ah, those were the days! Such style, such class and (no offense, boys) PRE-ballcap! The "Sinatra" look is soooooo much sexier! :-) And the inclusion of a woman hunter is so UN-sexist! Thanks, Outdoor Life, for sharing such a great collection! Love the one with the impromptu "camp" made out of a giant log (#41). Would prefer to think this particular gentleman removed a pre-inhabiting bear -- rather than dwell on any still-inhabiting insects inside the log!

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from buckhunter wrote 4 years 5 weeks ago

number 28 looks like theodore roosevelt. 10,13,16 and 44 are the best

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from model_70_guy wrote 4 years 4 weeks ago

That buck in #26 is a monster. Wonder how wide he is?

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from charlie elk wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

There are many more deer now than back then Crocketto24. We are living the good old days of deer hunting right now enjoy em for all they are worth.
later,
charlie

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from TheOhioHunter wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

Good to see some old time photos

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from BrettonKooistra wrote 3 years 20 weeks ago

44 is the best

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from SCHuntman wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Pic 39, gun safety at it's best!! I know he's not really pointing it at his head but it sure looked that way at first glance!

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from ronad6 wrote 3 years 43 weeks ago

#10 is that Kevin Costner from the set of "Dances w/ Wolves"? Great movie :)

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