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44 is the best
Is that Ernest t. Bass in pic 27?
Pg 27, what ever happened to awesome hats, beards, and turkeys. haha
pg 41; nice LOG cabin.
#10 is that Kevin Costner from the set of "Dances w/ Wolves"? Great movie :)
Good to see some old time photos
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.
If only there were as many deer now as there were back then.
Great photos of days long past, I could look at old hunting photos like this for hours.
That buck in #26 is a monster. Wonder how wide he is?
number 28 looks like theodore roosevelt. 10,13,16 and 44 are the best
Wonderful to see.
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
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!
Those are some great photos.
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.
Awesome photos, I would like to have a few of those guns too!
Now i know why there is not any game left like they used to be.GRANDPA and his friends got them all.
Those are some great photos.And some great animals.
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.
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.
EricAichele, what is the story behind the discovery of these photos? A very nice collection you posted.
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.
#40. WOW!!! Now THAT is a big cat.
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.
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.
Very impressive collection.
Man!!! Looks like those boys got all of the big ones! I was born in the wrong time.
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!
i wonder what the record books would look like if all the trophys from the past that arent recorded were somehow measured
Those are really cool!
Ah, those pics take me back.
...just kidding, I aint that old! Really nice gallery though.
sure looks that way, big honking frogs too
picture 28, are those bullfrogs?
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