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Mid 30's, and earlier, and later...

February 09, 2021 01:17PM
We had several Duck Clubs around here owned by very wealthy and known citizens of LA, SF. Some of the original building still stand.. although today mostly in disrepair. A couple, however, are still nice although nothing fancy. Cinderblock buildings, some the old quonset huts.

In the 60's I got to know a few of them... they'd come into town at night to visit one of the 3 bars we had in town. I really can't exaggerate how great those days were... we had newspaper editors, hotel owners, very well to-do people from LA, SF, some other big cities in the west as well. And yes, a few actors. NO BUSINESS ALLOWED. laughing smiley It was sort of an unspoken code.

Visiting with them in their 'duck clubs' was a bit surreal for me. Our hometown certainly wasn't 'modern' but it wasn't 'wilderness aesthetics' either... so going into one of the duck clubs no more than 2.5 miles from my home, in places no more than 200yds from where we worked our fields, and seeing mounted fish, ducks, geese, hanging on the walls... a large fireplace with old shotguns and rifles mounted on the mantle, cabin furniture, was striking.... like suddenly being transported to the high Sierra's. laughing smiley
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  Trail Cam Action

canadaram75February 08, 2021 04:50PM

  Nice work, Canada....

JamesJM15February 08, 2021 05:08PM

  Wild pigs

canadaram17February 08, 2021 05:30PM

  Re: I forgot to mention

canadaram12February 08, 2021 05:38PM

  Seeing lions, other than on a trail cam, is rare....

JamesJM23February 08, 2021 07:02PM

  coyotes are about the only "wildlife" I encounter at my place

21Dog22February 09, 2021 05:41AM

  I miss pheasants...

JamesJM15February 09, 2021 07:06AM

  Re: I miss pheasants...

waterfield15February 09, 2021 08:36AM

  We used to allow hunters from the larger cities...

JamesJM17February 09, 2021 09:07AM

  Re: We used to allow hunters from the larger cities...

waterfield20February 09, 2021 12:30PM

  Mid 30's, and earlier, and later...

JamesJM14February 09, 2021 01:17PM

  Re: We used to allow hunters from the larger cities...

Arkansas Ram18February 11, 2021 06:54AM

  We call them "lake people"

Drew283921February 11, 2021 04:01PM

  If you don't mind me asking...

JamesJM17February 11, 2021 05:29PM

  I'll surprise you

Drew283915February 11, 2021 09:11PM

  Not surprised at all...

JamesJM22February 11, 2021 10:13PM

  Thanks

Drew28397February 12, 2021 08:34AM

  got a friend coming out this afternoon...

JamesJM8February 15, 2021 08:36AM

  Let me know about the PPQ

Drew28397February 15, 2021 09:50AM

  I'll do that...

JamesJM8February 15, 2021 09:54AM

  Interesting day...

JamesJM141February 15, 2021 04:22PM

  Oh, forgot to mention the PPQ

JamesJM6February 15, 2021 04:26PM

  Thanks for the review Jimmy

Drew28397February 15, 2021 05:15PM

  The grip...

JamesJM10February 15, 2021 06:55PM

  Gotcha. I heard that about the trigger, too.

Drew28398February 15, 2021 09:58PM

  We have coyotes roaming inside the city, now..

sstrams14February 09, 2021 08:48AM

  They are amazing animals...

JamesJM15February 09, 2021 09:29AM

  Re: Seeing lions, other than on a trail cam, is rare....

canadaram14February 09, 2021 12:09PM

  Lion Photos Attachments

JamesJM15February 15, 2021 08:51PM

  YIKES!

canadaram11February 19, 2021 07:38PM

  Haven't found my trail cam photo of 4 lions yet... Attachments

JamesJM20February 10, 2021 11:05AM

  Thanks for sharing..

canadaram14February 10, 2021 01:14PM

  Well, I don't fear them....

JamesJM15February 10, 2021 01:35PM

  Re: Well, I don't fear them....

canadaram12February 10, 2021 05:04PM

  Watch the movie Backcountry...

sstrams19February 11, 2021 03:45AM

  I just watched the trailer on YouTube...

canadaram26February 11, 2021 03:20PM

  Dude, its brutal...

sstrams15February 11, 2021 06:24PM