Any really OLD duck hunting pictures?

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Any really OLD duck hunting pictures?

Postby lookn4dux » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:59 pm

just curious if anyone had any really old duck hunt photos to share?
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Re: Any really OLD duck hunting pictures?

Postby Rick Hall » Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:03 am

Best I can do is grip-n-gin goose shots of me in the '70s:

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And '80s:

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Know that's "really old" to many here...
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Re: Any really OLD duck hunting pictures?

Postby captainduckhead » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:24 am

Yeah, I've got a couple. I'll try to scan them in later. One of my friends from the early 60's with some Canvasbacks and Oldsquaws, and one of my father from the early 70's with a bunch of Broadbills.
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Re: Any really OLD duck hunting pictures?

Postby WisconsinWaterfowler » Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:39 pm

captainduckhead wrote:Yeah, I've got a couple. I'll try to scan them in later. One of my friends from the early 60's with some Canvasbacks and Oldsquaws, and one of my father from the early 70's with a bunch of Broadbills.


I want to see those real bad.
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Re: Any really OLD duck hunting pictures?

Postby Rick Hall » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:35 am

Just came across one with circa '80s ducks (that look just like circa 2009 ducks) while looking for old dog pics:

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Re: Any really OLD duck hunting pictures?

Postby captainduckhead » Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:15 pm

I really dig that Old "tree bark" camo pattern. I remember when that first came out. Until then all we had was solid olive green or tht odd looking "leafy" pattern that didn't look very leafy. Now look at the MAX$-HD, or Mossy Oak Wetlands, Mossy OAK Duck Blind ect. ect. HAHA How the hell did we ever kill any ducks without Mossy Oak?
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Re: Any really OLD duck hunting pictures?

Postby Rick Hall » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:03 pm

Hey, now! I was wearing the then-brand-spankin' new original Mossy Oak that so many folks now mourn the loss of. (That, and the old "brown" camo in the first goose pic.) The fellow wearing that tree bark was some poor ol' Carolina boy who musta thought we was turkey huntin'...
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Re: Any really OLD duck hunting pictures?

Postby LA.Call'emClose » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:45 pm

Rick Hall wrote:Just came across one with circa '80s ducks (that look just like circa 2009 ducks) while looking for old dog pics:

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i have that exact shirt the guys wearin' on the left. A hand-me-down from my step dad
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Re: Any really OLD duck hunting pictures?

Postby clemaire2 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:45 pm

Rick Hall wrote:Best I can do is grip-n-gin goose shots of me in the '70s:

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And '80s:

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Know that's "really old" to many here...


i did not know that Doug's had been open that long
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Re: Any really OLD duck hunting pictures?

Postby Rick Hall » Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:14 am

He'd been open for some time when I went to work there in '85(?), though that photo was taken somewhat later. We were literally changing out guide shacks (and moving customer bunks into the previous ones) yearly during our big growth spurt when duck limits dropped to 3 in the late '80s and turning everyone into goose hunters. That was the third, and current one, purchased "well used," like everything else in those days.

Thinking on that photo, though, I wouldn't want to bet anything I cared much for that it wasn't really taken in the '90s, rather than the '80s.
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Re: Any really OLD duck hunting pictures?

Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:52 am

Here's a post we started some time back...most of the photos came from the MN historical Society. I'd be willing to bet you can turn up some really nice pictures from other state historical societies.

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Re: Any really OLD duck hunting pictures?

Postby lookn4dux » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:59 pm

captainduckhead wrote:I really dig that Old "tree bark" camo pattern. I remember when that first came out. Until then all we had was solid olive green or tht odd looking "leafy" pattern that didn't look very leafy. Now look at the MAX$-HD, or Mossy Oak Wetlands, Mossy OAK Duck Blind ect. ect. HAHA How the hell did we ever kill any ducks without Mossy Oak?




Point made clear! I think the new camo is made to catch the hunters and not the game. The "old timers" seem to have gotten along just fine before and experienced ALOT better hunting before all the new bells and whistles.
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Re: Any really OLD duck hunting pictures?

Postby Rick Hall » Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:03 am

Probably didn't hurt their chances that there were a lot less hunters and a lot more ducks then, too...
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Re: Any really OLD duck hunting pictures?

Postby The Canuck Kid » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:29 am

This is my great Grandfather, I hunt on that exact same land, those trees are a bit bigger now :wink:

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Re: Any really OLD duck hunting pictures?

Postby Rick Hall » Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:21 pm

That's neat! Your great grandfather looked like he enjoyed life in an era when most photo subjects appear to have wiped with too many corn cobs. Thanks for hunting it up for us.
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Re: Any really OLD duck hunting pictures?

Postby Rick Hall » Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:30 pm

Oops! I see from another thread that you just got your driver's license, so your great grandpa's time wasn't as early as many of ours. Certainly well into the toilet paper era, anyway. No wonder he's so happy!
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Re: Any really OLD duck hunting pictures?

Postby allnighter » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:46 pm

So many ducks. :bow:
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Re: Any really OLD duck hunting pictures?

Postby The Canuck Kid » Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:08 pm

allnighter wrote:So many ducks. :bow:


have respect for the dead, and I think those might be geese would'nt you say :wink:
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Re: Any really OLD duck hunting pictures?

Postby allnighter » Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:27 pm

:eek: I got my post mixed up :biggrin: there was another one with ducks in the pitures. But :bow: to all the dead geese. :smile:
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Re: Any really OLD duck hunting pictures?

Postby captainduckhead » Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:38 am

The Canuck Kid wrote:This is my great Grandfather, I hunt on that exact same land, those trees are a bit bigger now :wink:

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That is very cool Canuck. I love those old pictures and it's great that you hunt on the same land. By the way. My father has the exact same shotgun as your Great Grandpa is holding in that picture. I killed my first turkey with it back in 1988. and my brother killed his first duck with it. We still take it out on occassion and shoot pigeons. It was made before WWI if I am not mistaken.
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Re: Any really OLD duck hunting pictures?

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