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    Default Mountain bucks from the past (but not from the Rockies)

    Thought I'd share some of my late Dad's old photos of deer hunting in the Blue Ridge mountains of western NC. Back then you had to draw a deer lic. that was only good for 3 days.

    This is a 9 pointer he killed in 1951.
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    In this pic my Dad is on the left with a non-typical buck he killed in the same area in 1953.
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    This is a 10 pointer he killed in either 1960 or 1961. The sharped dressed fella with the black hat and gray coat is me ready to go to Sunday School.
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    Looks like dad could get it done. Nice deer. Great memories I'm sure!

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    Awesome pictures I love those old photos of hunt success something special about them.

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    Really cool, thanks for sharing.

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    Love those old pictures!! Thanks for sharing.
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    Very cool photos! I bet they're priceless to you.
    “LET ME TELL YOU WHY PEOPLE LIVE IN IDAHO…THEY LIVE IN IDAHO BECAUSE THEY LOVE THEIR PUBLIC LANDS. THEY LIKE ACCESS TO THEM FOR RECREATION, FOR HUNTING AND FISHING, OR ALL THE ACTIVITIES THEY DO ON PUBLIC LANDS.”
    -U.S. Representative Mike Simpson

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    Those are really cool photos! Too bad my family was never much of a photo taker, those would be nice to have.

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    sweet--what rifle was he toting? do you still have it?

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    Cool family photos! Those are some great deer for that area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timberman56 View Post
    sweet--what rifle was he toting? do you still have it?
    The rifle in the top 2 photos is a sporterized 1917 Enfield with a 4X weaver scope. He had it rechambered to 300 Win in the early 1960s. I have it but now it has a newer Burris 3 - 9 scope.

    The rifle in the bottom 2 photos is a Rem 721 in 300 H&H be bought in 1954 with a 4X Weaver scope. My brother has it now. It currently has a 1970s vintage Leupold 2-7 Vari-X II scope.

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