How did these guys ever get a deer with out all the things in the modern hunters arsenal?
Me a long time ago (around 1940). There was a doe season in Wisconsin that year. This was the only time I ever went deer hunting...absolutely no thrill.
I usually drag mine out. Great exercise! By the looks of things, dragging out that little doe on that hood wouldn't have been too difficult.
Looks like Hal made his walk out.
Hal, I get a big thrill every time I squeeze the trigger and especially hear the ka-wop of good hit !! My daughterís deer last fall.
Looks like she is really enjoying a day in the field with her dad!
I look at the first picture and find myself looking intently at the spring perches and front axle. What have you done to me!!!! :-)
Well if you had farmland in that time they were probably considered pest. 2 deer can destroy an acre of corn or whatever in a hurry. They will eat peaches, oranges, pecans, lettuce.....and they have big appetites.
Her first WT buck.
Yes, we had a great time!
Hal, do you still have the Winchester 94 rifle?
Nice Winchester 1907 Self-Loader and Savage 1899 in the first photo. Hal do you still have the old Marlin?
Steve, Evan,... Nope but I sure wish I did. I have no idea what happened to it, it was my dad's. It was a 308 Cal and it had/has an octagon barrel and I believe it was almost and antique then.
Your photo brought back memories. Having been fed a substantial amount of venison as a young'un, I have had my 'fill'. It seems the weather cycles have also changed from your photo. The weekends on both sides of Thanksgiving, (start/end of WI hunting season), used to quite often have 'tracking snow' on the ground. Now it's the 'exception rather than the rule'... 'Chronic Wasting Disease' (somewhat similar to 'mad cow') has become a concern. Deer have also become more damaging to farmers, urban gardens, as well as to the drivers upon the roads. Found a couple of related articles:
They sure are a menace around here. Have hit, or nearly hit many just going from town to home and back. Plus, they seem to eat anything we try to grow, flowers, vegetables, trees, even stuff they're not supposed to like to eat.
Bambi is no friend of mine!
I get a kick out many hunters today with all the gear they consider essential.
All the pictures are awesome! I spent many days this fall in the woods with my sons and weren't successful, in terms of bringing home venison anyway. I hope we did bring home some more life time memories, I know I sure did.
Hal- what rear axle is in the pickup in your picture? It sure looks weird with the T wheels up front and solid wheels/snow chains out back!
Two Bambies in the yard right now eating anything they can reach. This thread reminds me of my Dad's hunting stories. At least his two favorite ones;
1) He and Uncle Johnny are out hunting, with no luck. park the truck and looking around, and Dad spots a bottle on the ground. he and Uncle Johnny start digging bottles (hey, no deer around so gotta do something). They're finding some neat ones when Dad looks up and sees what he describes as a "Hartford Insurance Calendar" Buck a ways away from them, "Pssst--John, look!!" They both try to creep back to the truck, where the rifles are. Just as they get there, Dad says the buck turns, leaps over a big log, "Just like in the Calendar" and is gone. Dad kept three of the bottles on his bedroom window sill from then on.
2)Dad goes off hunting, with his friends. There's an abandoned cabin in the woods That they use every year (back in those days, folks didn't vandalize everything they see, many folks used that cabin and left it clean and ready for the next folks). Mom is in the closet getting something out and says, "your Dad forgot his gun!" Dad said it was a great time, he did most of it doing the cooking. Being out in the woods was really all he wanted to do!
And then the worst one (for us at home anyways); No deer, but they brought home some Jack Rabbits. Mom cooked them up--UUUGH!!!! I still swear off rabbit, although I know the cottontail rabbit they sell is completely different.
Just imagine, bagging a deer, without a 30 caliber magnum rifle c/w a 3-9 variable scope, stainless barrel of course, composate stock. No muzzle brake, no bipod. Not to mention they are not wearing $500.00 of camo clothing. I don't see any GPS tracking devices? The range finder must be in the back seat?
Poor deer! They donít have a chance
Jason, I just had T rear hubs welded onto 16 inch rims so that I could use old tires from my dad's Chrysler,
Here's the same car today:
Wow. That's awesome that it's still around. I bet if it could talk, we'd be spellbound for days by the stories it has.
Thanks for the story.