These old photos are absolute classics.
Last September, we shared a bunch of vintage hunting photos with you for #WhitetailWednesday. We had so much fun with that post, we decided we’d do it again and scrounged the internet for some of the best ones we could find.
These photos represent a different time in hunting. Many of these were taken before bag limits and other regulations came into play, some of the harvests can seem excessive. Still, there is something fascinating and cool about these old photos.
The buck poles just seemed heavier back then.
I’ve heard a lot of old-timers say the hunting in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan used to be second to none. With pictures like this, I believe it.
Most hunting photos from the 1950s and 1960s seem to be in black and white. It’s a rare treat to see one in color.
What a cool-looking non-typical!
When plaid was king
Red plaid isn’t as common for hunting as it used to be. But back then, it was the only way to go!
What a buck!
Mustaches and big bucks
This is REALLY old-school.
Great depression bucks
The date of 1934 puts this squarely in the middle of the Great Depression. These bucks probably went a long way in feeding these men’s families.
Look at the brows on this buck, those things are daggers!
Talk about old school. And check out the mass on that one buck!
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Did you know Babe Ruth was an avid hunter? Looks like he had some awesome success, too!
That’s one way to hang up your harvest!
They didn’t need fancy camo back then to harvest the big bucks!
Check out those outfits and shotguns!
Just like our last list, this one is incomplete without an appearance from the legend!
Buck on the hood
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No one puts their bucks up on their hoods anymore.
Can we just talk about that fifth buck from the left? The one that appears to have seven typical points on its right side? Holy smokes, what a monster! Makes you wonder where those antlers are today and what they would score!
Putting your buck on the front fender just seems like it was the preferred method of displaying your harvest in the old days.
Yes, women hunted back then, too!
Gnarly old buck
Seeing photos like these makes you wonder how many gnarly old monster bucks have never seen a scorer’s tape.
These photos may have been taken in a different time when hunting was much different, but the joy of a successful harvest is still the same!