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Downshift...your pics takes the Academy Awards...the music,gutting w/a pocket knife,single-shot guns,dogs smarter than todays hunters and the guy blow'n the horn in the bar !!!...and that '56 bronze/beige Chev threw me, I had a stock 2dr Bel-Aire same colors (that occasionally ran on aviation gas)???...it ate-up 'dem Beaumont,Tx hicks that came to the Crowley airport drag strip in late '55...we would drag,hunt and chase doe's all in the same weekend !!!...Gone are 'da Days !!!...cheers
P/S ...then one day 'ya stumble across the right woman and she tames 'ya down...but sure wish I still had 'dat Bel-Aire !!!...cheers again
Man, those are some great old films. Any idea when and where they were made?
Got a kick outta seeing seven people piled into a 12 ft bateau. That boat was riding mighty low.
I believe they were made in the late 60's but I'm not sure. I have somewhere around 1600 old pictures as well, but there's no way I could post all that
That must have been the rich people back in the day . Nice vehicles . Every story I've ever heard the old people tell they walked everywhere and were belly deep in snow ! Lol
Cool stuff though !
Hey admiral ... We're y'all chasing does or hoes ? Lol
I'm not sure if yall watched it all the way through or not, but in the 2nd video there is a part where they are paddling down the canal with an old license plate. That cracks me up.
Not many of those men are still around today and some of them are my family members that I never even got to meet. It's cool to have this stuff.
So take pictures you buncha bums!
Downshift...might arrange 10 pictures (copies only) or so in a mural frame they would sell in many established 'old farts' barber shops, bars and restaurant hangouts from anywhere between $100 and $175...( or 'ya can trade off 10 haircuts or a few cases of beer)...hardware items in a shadow box such as old calls,shells,knives,etc would bring a lot more...and don't forget the red velvet background !!!...cheers
That was AWESOME,Looked like some fun times back then. What town is this.
Great vids downshift!! I see you are from Gonzales. FYI: There's a guy in there whose last name is 'Berteau' from Dutchtown. Can't think of his first name.
The best hunting slash camping video iv'e ever seen. People always talk about we still have comradery without deer dogs need to watch this video.A tradition under fire which if the old timers in the video would still be around would take there grandsons to the wood shed for a little intervention. AWESOME LOVE THEM HOUNDS
The best part is that place is still the same way to this day. It's branched out a little more to include some new families, but it's still a bunch of men and their kids killing deer and having a great time. We don't kill the biggest bucks on earth and we still have to tromp through the water to get everywhere, but I wouldn't trade it for any other club.
Glad yall have enjoyed it. Boy oh boy if those videos only had sound.
'Boy oh boy if those videos only had sound.'
Ha! You probably wouldn't be able to play them on this site without bleeping out a bunch.
Oh yea I didn't think about that.
Great videos man. Thanks for posting
The film was made in the early 60's. The camp and the bar where the horn blowin' took place are still there. Alot of the guns in the film still show up at the camp, mostly in the hands of the kids and grand kids of the old hunters. Notice all the high dollar camo everyone is wearing.
I didn't see one person talking on a cell phone.Lol, Bet they weren't worrying about how much the deer scored either. I personally know most of these Guys that hunt in this club,real good people that know what a hunting club is suppose to be like. like Downshift said,they don't kill the biggest bucks around,but,they enjoy the time spent in the woods. This video should be played on the outdoor channel instead of the gotta kill a 170' buck mess.
You right about that dirtyred . No cell phones food plots or worrying about how big the buck is . And once you kill something you eat it ! The real hunting is long gone . All the high dollar spotting scopes , range finders , low light scopes , game cameras we have these days are ridiculous ,almost military style hunting . The state should outlaw all that and bring back our heritage . Just think in 50 more years how it's going to be .
Choupic,I don't think hunting will be around in 50 more years. With the greed of the land owners trying to squeeze every dollar out of the sportsman they can,it is just a matter of time before they out price themselves. You can see the trend as we speak,fewer and fewer youngsters are getting into the sport. Mainly,I think, it is because they have taking the fun out of hunting and being at the camp. Trophy hunting is the main reason. Kids don't care about size,but the clubs now days are all about the size. when we were growning up EVERYBODY in South Louisiana hunted. Look around at work and see how many hunt now. Do we honestly think hunting will be around much longer,if our reasons for hunting don't change? Make hunting fun again.
Fun is all in what you like man.
If you enjoy trying to manage deer and all that stuff, than by all means continue to do it and continue to enjoy it.
I personally don't like that type of hunting as much as what I currently do, but to each his own. I just hope we get to continue doing what we enjoy. I'll be pretty upset if my kids don't get to grow up hunting the way I grew up doing it.
Thanks for the movie. I enjoyed it. I am 68 years old and still hunt every day that i can. I have done this all my life. I remember the old days and this movie could have been me. No cell phones, no four wheelers, no $2000 guns and scopes, no fancy cloths, just basic hunting, it was great. To carry a deer on a pole for a couple miles could not have been much fun but I don't remember it being bad.
We actually haven't polled a deer out in a long long time. I think we'll try it again this season though.
Thanks for the movies (memories) I too hunt in the northern part of the spillway (Morganza Spillway) I'm 58 years old and remember as a kid my daddy, who is now 84 and still hunts and fishes, and uncles telling us kids, 'Ok boy's grab that pole and let's get out of here. Those were the days. I wonder how many hunters today would even think about POLING a deer on their shoulder? Now, if the 4 wheeler doesn't do the job they would have a problem. And yes, forget about the size of the horns. As my dad says 'You can't eat the horns'. Again Thanks for the memories.
The video's were amazing. The sad part is how much it has changed and not for the better. Those vids showed men enjoying themselves and not competing and just loving hunting. You can say, look how far we have come..... But really guys is that such a good thing?
I am to blame too. I spent years in 2k$ clubs hoping to kill the big one. There was so much competition and everyone was in it for themselves. I realized, that is not at all what hunting is about. Now I am back hunting in the swamp with a boat (my choice).
I'm 46 and remember my dad hunting in the very early 70's. He would go for a weekend here and there. I'd always ask 'Did you get a Deer?' Most times the answer was no, but then he would say a name of a guy that did and would have a small pack a Deer meat for us to eat.
I guess this will resonate with some. Guess my point to this whole post is, it is not how big, how fast, or what is in it for me, but what is right. We have to take care of each other, enjoy the hunt for what it is and not what you see on TV, and teach our kids to enjoy it all and not keep score.
ASHunter,you are correct. We all have been there wanting to kill the biggest deer,almost made hunting feel like a job. My hunting has come full circle. Would rather be in the woods with Family and Friends and not kill a deer, than be in a Trophy managed club and kill 6 big'uns a year. Not trying to offend anyone. Just my hunting style.
Now let's not make a mistake here, we still want to kill the biggest deer!
The main thing I enjoy is that if a stranger were to walk up to our skinning shed with a buck hanging, they'd probably have a hard time telling who killed it. Everybody is happy, everybody is helping, and we're all enjoying the moment. There is no hard feelings when somebody kills a buck on the stand you were thinking about going on. IMO, that's what makes a deer camp a deer camp.
I'm really glad yall have enjoyed these old videos so much. I might start a picture thread sometime in the future since this has spiked some interest.
...good direction Downshift...if we only had less mountains of political red tape that causes other levels to gouge and mismanage, America would return to it's sanity...too many related problems started in the name of 'change'...if you need any background music let us know...so we can get away from any 'weird' sounds that attracts and promotes the image of any 'weird' people !!!...on 'ya next production might use 'Wabash Cannonball' (it would sure bounce some old knee caps)...cheers to 'ya
Hahaha I hear ya admiral.
I've been planning on buying one of those little gopro cameras to bring in the woods with me and to the skinning rack, but I just haven't gotten around to it yet.
I don't have much to add that hasn't been said already, but those are some great old videos to watch.
As was stated earlier, think back to when we were young and every kid in school hunted. I will be 40 next week. My son is in 3rd grade. We went to the camp this weekend and I thought about this thread. So I asked him how many kids in his class deer hunt. The answer was ZERO. That is sad. But I can almost guarantee that everyone of them has an I-pod and a wii. I wonder what the next generation of hunters will be like.
We don't hunt the swamp, but the few of us at our camp are alot like the guys in these videos. We all lend a hand when carrying a deer out, or skinning them. And we treat every deer as a trophy, whether it be a button buck or a 10 point. I hope it never changes.
Thanks Downshift for sharing!
IMHO, that's what a hunting club is about.
It's about everybody chipping in and having a good time, getting the kids involved, and enjoying everything great that louisiana has to offer, be it the swamp, the marsh, or the hardwoods.
Everybody has their own preference as to how things should be done in the woods. I just hope everybody keeps in mind where it all came from.
I've hunted my whole life. My Dad was an avid hunter, and only killed a few deer. We hunted a lot as kids, and got plenty of rabbits and squirrels, but never a deer. We saw plenty of tracks, but never got one. I got away from hunting when my first child was born. Ten years later I worked with a guy that I became friends with and joined the New Sarpy Deer Club. I got my first deer on the first hunt with them running dogs in the swamp. What a great time. It was everything in your videos, just a little more modern. God, I love the sound of those dogs in the swamp. Sorry it is gone.