Lets see some hunting pictures from the 60's and 70's. I love to see the pictures from my growing days when I eagerly awaited Dad coming home from deer hunting. I also looked forward to joining him when I turned 12. This picture is dedicated to the memory of my hunting mentor and Dad. It is his first deer, it was taken in Lancaster off of Seglock road, I think it was 1966.
I’m the un-official keeper of photographs for our camp. Of the hundreds that I have from over the years, this is one of my favorites. It was taken November 30, 1966. For me, it has a combination of some game taken, a bit of humor (the cook holding the rubber chicken), and a flood of other memories of the guys in the picture.
Of the eleven fellows in the pic, six of them are gone, and two of them (along with my Dad who snapped the pic) have dropped out of the camp due to age. Only three of us in the picture still remain as members.
BTW…….I’m the good looking chap in the center – next to the chicken.
383 LB Sullivan County SGL 134 Bear my Dad killed on November 24, 1963 the Monday after JFK was assassinated. His woodworking factory shut down in observance & Dad decided to go bear hunting. Dad died at a young age of 52 in 1987 from pancreatic cancer.
I was only 12 years old by a month or 2 then so per my Dad's standards was way too young to venture out on this hunt which looking back...I totally agree!! In fact per Dad..I wasn't ready for deer camp till age 13-14. He got me into squirrel & rabbits first a year or 2. Oh how things have changed...I guess for the better as kidos seem to be maturing so much faster these days...I think or should I say.. I hope.