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From "back in the day"

Ohiosam

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Went to a wild game dinner tonight with some friends and their dad. The dad used to have the gunshop that I spent a lot of time in as a kid. It was also the check station I used back in the day. The dad was going through some old photos he had and found this one that used to be in his shop. I didn't have any pictures of this any more so I'm really happy to get this.
My first buck from November 30th 1982, I was 19.
 

Ohiosam

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Reds????? Cool picture.... I see its not a TC hat on your head there Sam...... Alice. Chalmers????????
Not Red's, it was the "Sports Shack" next to Arrowhead lanes in Columbiana. Bill had a machine shop called "Arrowhead Kellering" that made stamping dies and in a couple of rooms in the back was the gunshop.
 

"J"

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Not Red's, it was the "Sports Shack" next to Arrowhead lanes in Columbiana. Bill had a machine shop called "Arrowhead Kellering" that made stamping dies and in a couple of rooms in the back was the gunshop.
Sam I remember the place but I don't think I was ever in it.... it closed after I left for the air force.....
 

"J"

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Apparently Sam's years equal dog years Jim lol.... Sam you still remember what they said about john Deere and Alice chalmers.....
 

Ohiosam

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Shotgun, Ithaca 37 12 gauge smoothbore and IIRC Remington slugs.
Deer were pretty scarce in this part of the state back then, but I was lucky to be able to hunt a place close to home with good numbers of deer. Your tag was buck only but you could apply for a doe permit. You still could only kill one deer but with the permit you could kill either sex. I had a doe permit and earlier that day a herd of 8 does came past me but I was waiting for a buck. Late in the day I was siting next to a huge white oak and saw it sneaking though a ravine about 50 yards below me. I saw horn and shot. It has a forked G2 on the left side, I saw the fork and thought it was just a fork horn till it went down. I was aiming at the neck on the left side but the slug entered the right eye, he must have turned his head just as I shot, he dropped like a ton of bricks.
 

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OK. Guess
I'm the only mean spirited one... Sorry Sam.: :smiley_blackeye:
It is a great photo and a swell memory to rediscover. :smiley_coolpeace: