Hunting in the Adirondacks

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Maynard Shooter
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Hunting in the Adirondacks

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This is my grandfather in the 1930s with his model 8 in 35 REM with the black bear he shot with it. He had a rug made out of it and my great aunt liked it so much that a couple years later he went back to the Remington Creek hunt in Wells NY and brought back a second bear for my great aunt.
Hunting with the Remington Creek Hunting Club
Hunting with the Remington Creek Hunting Club
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Rob (new user)Below is the catalog he got with the gun.
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Hey Maynard,

Welcome to the forum. What a great picture!! Thank you for sharing it with us. The pictures of the catalog are very good. I haven’t seen one like this before. Imagine buying a brand new model 8 for $58.10.!!

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Very cool. Love to see old hunting photos and advertisements.

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What a cool photo!!! That dude was heeled, an autoloading Remington and a 1911 as a sidearm! If found as equipped in modern times, he'd be in big trouble in NY! How times have changed. Thanks for sharing.
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What a great/neat picture Maynard!! Looks like it could have been one of the advert pictures Remington produced during the reign of the Model 8 and the 81. Looking at those old pictures back in the late 50's and early to mid 60's as a wee lad is the reason I have two 81's today. Always liked looking at them in issues of gun and hunting magazines during that time period. Same with Savage 99. I never got around to getting a Remington until the last several years, looking at the old advert pictures and finding this forum lite a fire and I'm doomed to 'NTA' (Need to Acquire). Did you know your Grandfather? Is the Model 8 still in the family? Be a neat thing if both questions are yes. Like 81Police, like the 1911 strapped to his side! Love the picture!!!

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My grandfather died in 1948, my father was 16. My grandmother didn't like guns so she sold it, but my father (who has passed in 2005) always talked about it being in the corner when he was little. So in 1995 I went on a search for one and acquired one in 35REM. I have inherited the Model 8 haven't taken pictures yet, it is a 1930 vintage.
Here's some more pics of their hunts. The club was called the Remington Creek Hunting club within the past ten I've learned were the Remington Creek is and hope to hike back into it this summer.
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Both of my Grandfathers passed in 1944, four years before my birth year which was 1948. To bad the Model 8 wasn't kept. Looking at the pictures of the 'hunting camp' makes me wish I could step in a time machine and travel back and hunt as they did, in their time. No cell phones or tablets around, no political correctness crap, basic equipment only, no red dot sights, four-wheel drive pick-ups, 'gator' rigs, range finders, the latest camo pattern. Just pure huntin, plain and simple. I try to keep my hunting simple and free as I can of all the latest gadgets and free of all the latest 'have to have' modern hunting what-ever. The days of yesteryear. Enjoyed the pictures, thanks for posting. :D :D

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I managed to hike into the Remington Creak a couple of weeks ago. It's still very much like it was back then it's on state land and a private owned place to park your car with a plastic Folgers can and five dollar fee to park. There was thirty dollars in the can plus what I put in. It's a two mile hike back into the camp site and we came across a white tail doe by the creek and on our way out we were within 100 feet of a black bear with two cubs. It was really great trying to reclaim the past.

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A big reason we love our Rem 8 & 81 rifles is nostalgia for simpler and, IMO, better times. Pics of hunting camps back in the day--esp. featuring our fav rifles--are icing on the cake!

But---My 8 in .35 Rem. is no fun to shoot from the bench!
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polock wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:31 pm
A big reason we love our Rem 8 & 81 rifles is nostalgia for simpler and, IMO, better times. Pics of hunting camps back in the day--esp. featuring our fav rifles--are icing on the cake!

But---My 8 in .35 Rem. is no fun to shoot from the bench!
She's got some thump, don't she?
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Mr Bandersnatch---Almost a year, but I am back online. Notice you are in "lower Alabama"--I'm from east Tennessee. Spent some very enjoyable days in AL (aside from our football rivalry--Go Vols!!). Ft McClellan & Montgomery.

Have 2 other Rem autos--a M8 in .25 and 81 in .300. Really enjoy the mechanical complexity of these, and anything JMB built.

Thank u for your response; hoping you and yours are OK during this damn pandemic--NNTR

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polock wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:02 pm
Mr Bandersnatch---Almost a year, but I am back online. Notice you are in "lower Alabama"--I'm from east Tennessee. Spent some very enjoyable days in AL (aside from our football rivalry--Go Vols!!). Ft McClellan & Montgomery.

Have 2 other Rem autos--a M8 in .25 and 81 in .300. Really enjoy the mechanical complexity of these, and anything JMB built.

Thank u for your response; hoping you and yours are OK during this damn pandemic--NNTR

Jim (AKA Polock)
I lived in Middle Tenn many moons ago in the Tullahoma area. Beautiful country and wonderful people.

I'll be taking one of my .30 cal Model 8's to SW Alabama as my short range rifle. I love these rifles, as complex as they are and if anyone but JMB had designed them then they would never have worked. But, he did and they do. My goal over the next couple of years it to take a deer with each caliber that I own. Got a couple of deer with my .35 last time. :)
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Good to hear from you! IIRC, there was an Air Force base near Tullahoma.
Arnold Air Force Station?? Always liked the Cumberland Plateau--cooler in summer than east TN, but prefer the mountains at home (Oak Ridge).

My first 81 was in .30 Rem. Fun to shoot, esp. compared to my 8 in .35 Rem!
I would like to take a deer (here in AZ with my .25-they are small--a different branch of whitetail called Coues deer). A big one is 85 lbs on the hoof. 117 grains in the .25 should more than fill the bill. .30 was stolen when lived in Texas.

Wishing you the best of luck this season--do u still have a buck a day limit in AL?
I'm talking late 70s--Ft McClellan.
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Still a buck a day in AL, but limited to total of three for all combined seasons. Now, we can take a doe a day all season long!

That .25 ought to do just fine for the critters you have there.
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