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Early Oregonians hunting cougars -- Pics

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by Lance Jacobs, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I came across these old historical photos online after seeing a link posted in relation to a museum exhibit some time ago.

    It appears that Oregonians used to not like Cougars at all. One thing that struck me about the old hunting photos that I saw, is that it seemed like virtually everyone used to hunt using Winchester lever action rifles back in the old days.

    And of course, everyone seems to be using dogs, which are no longer allowed anymore for cougar hunting.

    This first photo was taken near Mabel, OR in Lane County:

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    This is quite a whopper of a cougar:

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    People used to hunt cougars in groups, in order to increase their success. This party got two. Again, note all the Winchesters.

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  2. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Man, that #2 pic is one big cat!
     
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  3. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    its funny to me no matter how old the picture is... as time goes on and technology advances... the dog in these type of pictures stays the same. just a dog bein a dog. mans best friend.
     
  4. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Cool old photos, thanks Lance!
     
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  5. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Probably due more to a lack of options at the time and nearly universal familiarity with the Winchester.
     
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  6. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Doesn't appear to be an ounce of fat on any one of those gentleman shown in the pictures.
    Hard work sunup to sundown will do that. Serious looking hombres that know how to hunt.
     
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  7. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Quite the trap in photo 1 !

    Uncle George...He liked his bacon every day! I've heard stories of him and granddad running out of syrup for their hot cakes and using bacon grease...
    This is a couple cats taken just outside Cannon Beach in the late 40's..
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