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Good times in Gambel's country this morning. It just so happens to be #rattlesnake country too. #daguides #doubleaeroguides #gambelsquail #turtleskin gaiters.
1941.
In 1941, when this Ithaca Model 37 was machined and put together by master gunmakers at the Ithaca Gun Company, it was a different world. WWII was in full swing in Europe and eventually, by December 7th of 1941, the USA was attacked by Japan. War was declared on Japan on December 8th. I wonder who purchased this shotgun off the shelf around that time period. Was it purchased by a young soldier before he left for war with intentions of returning back and using it? Did he return after several tours in Europe and go pheasant hunting? Or did he make the ultimate sacrifice, giving his life, never to use this shotgun as his own?
I wonder why old shotguns appeal to us upland hunters. Surely, the art and craft of such shotguns make them desirable to collect. But I think it's so much more than that. It's a connection to the past. A window to look back on. A doorway to walk back into yesterday. They are part of another time. Another world. And a connection to someone else.

I have had older guns than this 37. But I love the history that it probably witnessed in 1941. What is your oldest shotgun in your collection? What stories would it tell?
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One of my favorite things about where I work is that we have a ton of Quail that live on the property and they even raise their young here. They not only look cute, but sound adorable too. Shown here is a male, the females do not have the red mohawk or the black/white neck decorations.
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This breed is called a Gambel's Quail.
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#tbt A few years ago I hunted out in the Palo Verde Valley near Blythe. Heard a covey nervously pipping as I approached this tall grass. Lefever Nitro in hand.... I waited for the covey to flush. I was not disappointed.

Want to get into birds? Ton of Gambel's Quail out there near the river and washes. Lots of BLM land. Worth checking out! Wear out some boot leather and you will find coveys. The general quail season starts in 3 weeks. Where are you headed? #UplandJitsu #TheArtofUplandHunting
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I don't know about you, but I think baby Gambel's Quails are pretty darn cute! 💕 Look at those little top knots! 😍 #californiawildlife #gambelsquail #quails #quaillife #topknots
This pic doesn't really do the situation justice..I was trying to get the whole covey..this pic is half of them. Jumped them up, and my phone cam finger was no where near quick enough.#gambelsquail #lovemyoldbirddog #easternoregon #adrian

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