Old hunting pictures of my great grandpa's buck

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Old hunting pictures of my great grandpa's buck

Postby Gafrage » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:42 pm

All I know about this picture, is my great grandfather shot a 10 point buck, that had a 27.5" inside spread.

I'm currently looking through other pictures to find more because I know my grandfather also shot a enormous buck that had a 27" inside spread that was a 12 pointer and had 14" G2's. My grandfather's buck was given to a local taxidermist around the DePere area (from what I've been told) and he exchanged some labor for the guy to mount the antlers, and the guy was never heard from again is how the story goes.

Anyway, pretty cool picture, sorry about the quality, but I was lucky enough to stumble across this picture.

I believe it was shot somewhere near Argonne, WI. The exact date is unknown as I'm trying to piece some other information together.

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Re: Old hunting pictures of my great grandpa's buck

Postby JPH » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:08 pm

Wow! That is a really cool picture!

Family legend holds that my great grandfather shot a remarkable buck in the Adirondacks in the early 1900's. Apparently they scrounged up the money to get it mounted and it was a local attraction in the Lake George region. My grandparents wound up with the mount in their attic and it got tossed out when they moved. Ugh!

You are blessed to have that photo. Thanks for sharing it.

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Re: Old hunting pictures of my great grandpa's buck

Postby Ohio farms » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:58 am

What a great family picture that you have. Very nice buck too.
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Re: Old hunting pictures of my great grandpa's buck

Postby bobow » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:29 am

I enjoy seeing old pictures like this.

Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Old hunting pictures of my great grandpa's buck

Postby BamaBucks14 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:02 pm

wow, that is just awesome! Wish I could find some old pics like this!

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Re: Old hunting pictures of my great grandpa's buck

Postby compaq » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:00 pm

Gafrage wrote:All I know about this picture, is my great grandfather shot a 10 point buck, that had a 27.5" inside spread.

I'm currently looking through other pictures to find more because I know my grandfather also shot a enormous buck that had a 27" inside spread that was a 12 pointer and had 14" G2's. My grandfather's buck was given to a local taxidermist around the DePere area (from what I've been told) and he exchanged some labor for the guy to mount the antlers, and the guy was never heard from again is how the story goes.

Anyway, pretty cool picture, sorry about the quality, but I was lucky enough to stumble across this picture.

I believe it was shot somewhere near Argonne, WI. The exact date is unknown as I'm trying to piece some other information together.

buckresized.jpg


very cool photo

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Re: Old hunting pictures of my great grandpa's buck

Postby rainbow » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:43 pm

Old pictures always can tell many stories.

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Re: Old hunting pictures of my great grandpa's buck

Postby bamahuntnfool » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:29 pm

That's awesome!

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Re: Old hunting pictures of my great grandpa's buck

Postby stevenjackson » Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:27 am

nice photo, i'm sure that was a great day in the photo.

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Re: Old hunting pictures of my great grandpa's buck

Postby kellory » Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:52 am

Very cool. That photo, and that buck, are one of the family traditions, and family ties that will be passed down through the ages. Treasure it, and pass on the stories, and traditions. (so much of our Heritage is being stolen from us day by day. Pass on your Grandpa's Legacy.)
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