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I am so old

Postby Underradar » Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:46 pm

When I started hunting we used
Paper shells.
Papier mache decoys
Lead shot
No limits (well, there were limits but no one paid any attention to them)
Charcoal buckets to heat blinds
Left our boats and motors at the lake all season and no one stole them.


The first duck I killed was out of season and after legal hours. When I got home a state trooper car was parked in our driveway, scared the crap out of me, but he was just visiting, a friend of my dad. I did not show him the duck.

We had duck pickers, who charged a dime a duck.

When white perch fishermen got too close to the blind, we shot at them. They always moved and never called the cops, I guess they knew they deserved being shot at.

I can not tell you all I know.
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Re: I am so old

Postby sampsonhuntin » Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:54 pm

Underradar wrote:When I started hunting we used
Paper shells.
Papier mache decoys
Lead shot
No limits (well, there were limits but no one paid any attention to them)
Charcoal buckets to heat blinds
Left our boats and motors at the lake all season and no one stole them.


The first duck I killed was out of season and after legal hours. When I got home a state trooper car was parked in our driveway, scared the crap out of me, but he was just visiting, a friend of my dad. I did not show him the duck.

We had duck pickers, who charged a dime a duck.

When white perch fishermen got too close to the blind, we shot at them. They always moved and never called the cops, I guess they knew they deserved being shot at.

I can not tell you all I know.

You act like limits are a big deal now.
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Re: I am so old

Postby Boocephus » Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:57 pm

Ah, the good old days. Pheasant hunting from the truck, see a deer ya just shot it, and HeeHaw on Saturday night.
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Re: I am so old

Postby Boocephus » Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:59 pm

At least thats what my brother told me.
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Re: I am so old

Postby Locked&Loaded » Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:04 pm

You old timers remember the lead shells that said 'duck & pheasant loads' on the box?
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Re: I am so old

Postby D Comeaux » Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:27 pm

Locked&Loaded wrote:You old timers remember the lead shells that said 'duck & pheasant loads' on the box?


YES!! I would use Winchester #6 duck and pheasant loads.
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Re: I am so old

Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:43 pm

Locked&Loaded wrote: Any of you other old timers remember the lead shells that said 'duck & pheasant loads' on the box, like I do?

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Re: I am so old

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:45 pm

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Re: I am so old

Postby Botiz630 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:03 pm

I don't even remember a time before mojos.
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Re: I am so old

Postby deliriousII » Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:04 pm

Back in the early 50's the two founding members of our hunting club went into the woods and built a camp. Didn't know who owned the land and didn't really care I guess. Well, the land owner found out eventually and came to talk to the two brothers. They decided no harm in letting the two brothers hunt the land. A lease was drawn up, for protection of the land owners, and the lease was set at $1 per year. The two brothers always took care of the land and did favors for the owners and even helped them build their camp back there also. We still hunt on this lease today although the dues have gone up significantly. Myself and another member have taken over the task of helping the original land owners out a little, like cutting the grass at their camp during the off season.
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Re: I am so old

Postby TXducksanddeer » Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:21 pm

Ahh yes the good old days. I Remember being fresh out of high school. Back then we would use our clubs to take down pyterodactyuls using our hand turned Dino calls. Good times.
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Re: I am so old

Postby shoveler_shooter » Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:29 pm

Locked&Loaded wrote:You old timers remember the lead shells that said 'duck & pheasant loads' on the box?

We still have a bunch of those, rarely pheasant hunt anymore so they are sitting on the shelf waiting for the right time.
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Re: I am so old

Postby vincentpa » Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:48 pm

Underradar wrote:When I started hunting we used
Paper shells.
Papier mache decoys
Lead shot
No limits (well, there were limits but no one paid any attention to them)
Charcoal buckets to heat blinds
Left our boats and motors at the lake all season and no one stole them.


The first duck I killed was out of season and after legal hours. When I got home a state trooper car was parked in our driveway, scared the crap out of me, but he was just visiting, a friend of my dad. I did not show him the duck.

We had duck pickers, who charged a dime a duck.

When white perch fishermen got too close to the blind, we shot at them. They always moved and never called the cops, I guess they knew they deserved being shot at.

I can not tell you all I know.


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Re: I am so old

Postby OGblackcloud » Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:50 pm

Locked&Loaded wrote:You old timers remember the lead shells that said 'duck & pheasant loads' on the box?
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Re: I am so old

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:08 pm

...Papa needs a brand new mask......
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Re: I am so old

Postby waterfowlman » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:08 pm

-Our decoys were all home made cork or solid cedar.
-I'll never forget the smell of spent paper shells...."nitro express" lead.
-Limits were for city people.
-If someone built another blind within half mile of yours it always got burned down....every time.
-My dad's pumpkin seed layout boats with steam bent oak frames were covered with canvas glued on them to keep out the bay.
-If you leave the muzzle of your gun inside a layout boat there's a good chance you'll blow a foot off when a raft of 5,000 broadbills tries to land on your head....happened to friend of our family when I was a kid.
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Re: I am so old

Postby War Wagon » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:09 pm

...I still got my Draft Card....now that OLD !
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Re: I am so old

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:10 pm

Locked&Loaded wrote:You old timers remember the lead shells that said 'duck & pheasant loads' on the box?

YES! and they were AWESOME! #6's were the bomb on ducks!!!
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Re: I am so old

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:12 pm

Botiz630 wrote:I don't even remember a time before mojos.

I do. mojo's suck.
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Re: I am so old

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:14 pm

deliriousII wrote:Back in the early 50's the two founding members of our hunting club went into the woods and built a camp. Didn't know who owned the land and didn't really care I guess. Well, the land owner found out eventually and came to talk to the two brothers. They decided no harm in letting the two brothers hunt the land. A lease was drawn up, for protection of the land owners, and the lease was set at $1 per year. The two brothers always took care of the land and did favors for the owners and even helped them build their camp back there also. We still hunt on this lease today although the dues have gone up significantly. Myself and another member have taken over the task of helping the original land owners out a little, like cutting the grass at their camp during the off season.

My cousin's lease has been in the family for 59 years. 1 sq. mile of marsh. But the hunting is not what it use to be.
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Re: I am so old

Postby Underradar » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:22 pm

My license said it was legal to shoot water turkeys.

Edit by indaswamp...
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Re: I am so old

Postby TexasPuddleJumper » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:29 pm

shoveler_shooter wrote:
Locked&Loaded wrote:You old timers remember the lead shells that said 'duck & pheasant loads' on the box?

We still have a bunch of those, rarely pheasant hunt anymore so they are sitting on the shelf waiting for the right time.


We have plenty of those at my house as well. They make for decent turkey loads as well.
I'm not saying that it shouldn't be done, I'm just saying it is ill advised...
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Re: I am so old

Postby winchester1852 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:34 pm

you guys dont shoot lead :eek:
if you can read this your almost as smart as a dolphin.
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Re: I am so old

Postby waterfowlman » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:34 pm

Underradar wrote:My license said it was legal to shoot water turkeys.

Edit by indaswamp...


Swamp may have edited this before anyone saw it.....but we all know what UR said. :lol3: :lol3:
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Re: I am so old

Postby rank duck » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:35 pm

Underradar wrote:When I started hunting we used
Paper shells.
Papier mache decoys
Lead shot
No limits (well, there were limits but no one paid any attention to them)
Charcoal buckets to heat blinds
Left our boats and motors at the lake all season and no one stole them.


The first duck I killed was out of season and after legal hours. When I got home a state trooper car was parked in our driveway, scared the crap out of me, but he was just visiting, a friend of my dad. I did not show him the duck.

We had duck pickers, who charged a dime a duck.

When white perch fishermen got too close to the blind, we shot at them. They always moved and never called the cops, I guess they knew they deserved being shot at.

I can not tell you all I know.


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