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

DRS

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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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Eric.MN

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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.
 

DRS

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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.
 

JTHOMP

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Thanks for sharing! Very impressive bucks. Killed while running dogs or still hunting?
 
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