Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Must be everyone's gearing up...

Wow, even Superior Shooter's call for grouse group gabbing has gone unheeded. I'm guessing everyone's just busy polishing their dekes in eager anticipation of another long hunting season.

Well, I've been busy at least. Made up a beautiful batch of venison summer sausage--turned out awesome! I went back to the store today to order another 2-3 pounds of pork fat for the next batch, which I figure will fill the smoke box with 20 pounds or so. Just in time for goose season, early grouse, and who knows, maybe even Safari Jim's Michigan grouse camp. Say Jim, is that still a possibility? haven't heard. I don't know with the price of gas whether I'll even be traveling this year, but we can still hope, can't we. Anyway....

Here are some vintage sporting road hunters to pump you up.

6 comments:

Yeoman said...

Neat photo, what is the location and year?

Jim Tantillo said...

I downloaded a whole bunch of these photos from the Library of Congress several years ago, they are from several different collections. Here's a link to the "American Memory" digitized collection: http://memory.loc.gov/.

Do a search for "hunting" or "hunters" and you may even get specific info on who is in the photo.

This one is near Dry Lake in North Dakota, 1909, when there was state prohibition (!). Here's the direct link to this particular photo, hit the link for the "bibliographic info" to get whatever information is on file for the image.

Ernie said...

Hey JT, I tried the link several times and it didn't work, no big deal. I was trying to blow up the picture so I could get a better look at the individual kneeling in front of the rear wheel. For some reason it looks to me like a long since dead, according to your discription of when the photo was taken, of that Cabin Boy guy. Is that a Beer he is holding in his hand? Oh well I can probably find out from him now that he has returned from the west coast. Yes we are currently in the process of dusting off the decoys. Early Goose season is only a couple of weeks away and then the fun begins anew. If you run into that Vassili guy remind him he is a couple days behind on his posts. We know he cannot blame it on Mrs. Z as her bike classes are done now.

Jim Tantillo said...

let me try the photo link again, otherwise maybe it's a security thing at the library of Congress.

photo Dry Lake, North Dakota, 1909.

If that doesn't work, just go to the American Memory main page and search for the photo title, "Hunting party at Dry Lake, North Dakota, 1909"

Vassili's had a rough last couple of days. He's hoping to get back into the woods tonight. I'll let him know you asked about him.

Vassili Zaitsev said...

one more try, here's the image location and from there you can access the info by hitting the appropriate link--I hope.

http://memory.loc.gov/award/ndfa/ndfahult/b200/b214r.jpg

Yeoman said...

Thanks Jim,

Back when I had my blog up I had quite a few photos from that site. Some are really neat.

On gearing up, I'm trying to finish up rebuilding a 20 guage s/s I've been working on. Blue grouse starts on Sept 1, so I probably won't finish it in time.