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 Post subject: Goose hunting, 1970's
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:45 pm 

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Old photo of Dad, hunting geese with his Browning 12 gauge. Mid 1970's I think.

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Dad used the heck out of that shotgun from the 1970's through the 1990's, about thirty years of flawless service. He loves bird hunting, pretty much any kind of wing-shooting. Both waterfowl and upland game. As early as he started hunting, and as dedicated as he's been to it, I can only wonder how many thousands upon thousands of birds he's shot...

Geese, ducks, pheasant, dove, quail and pigeon mostly.

We grew up eating a lot of duck in our home, provided mostly by Dad, with me chipping in a little now and again. Pheasant though - that was the real treat!

Ran across the photo not long ago. Thought I'd share. He's younger in that photo than I am now!

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 Post subject: Re: Goose hunting, 1970's
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:45 pm 
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I'll bet that old A5 is still as tight now as it was then. They don't make them like that one any more.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:56 pm 
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Cool pic of your Dad. Gotta love those old Brownings. A father of a friend in Highschool had one...OLD already 30 years ago. Good memories going along duck hunting with him. He taught me about appreciating a sunrise as we watched the honkers fly over head. I remember being impatient with him as he sat and smoked his pipe while that sun came up.....like his smoke signals were going to give our position away to the ducks..... :roll: :) My father-in-law is hunting turkey with one he got from his father-inlaw as I write this.

Dad had a model 12. That worked too... (y) The pic below is of Dad and I "in the pits" on the Missouri river on the occasion of my 16th birthday about 1978 or so. Im the short shivering grinning guy in the front. :)

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On a later trip....He must have hit a few....

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But there was a lot more bird hunting.... a good afternoon some years later. Dad and my uncle.

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Geez we were lucky!!! :) CL

PS- yup- Dad was younger then than I am now... a strange feeling.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:06 pm 

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Great photos, both of you. Love looking at photos back in the day, before all the shows and crazy marketing made people think they couldn't be successful without $1000.00 worth of clothing on their backs. What I'd give to go back in time and hunt in those days.


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It wasn't fancy clothes...it was every piece of clothes you owned, and could put on and still shoulder a shotgun.... :P Dang it was cold in those pits. :) CL

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:40 pm 

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When I was a kid I'd hunt in the same coveralls I helped milk cows in. I'd be so cold I couldn't have ever drawn my bow if I needed to. Dad would chew me out for wanting to hunt in 20 below temps, but I was determined!!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:33 pm 
Awesome pics guys... I grew up coveting my cousin's A5 in 16ga. I love those things and really ought to purchase one of the new versions.

Might even part with my Benelli to get one.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:35 pm 

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Loved those old hump back Brownings. Great photos guys.


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