The ways they used to do it…

Old hunting pictures are great ways to see how things used to be done. Take a look at these pics to see what I mean.

This first one is of a English Pointer. Take a look at how low the dog’s tail is. It was only later in the 20th century that pointers were bred for the 12 o’clock tail position that we see today.

English Pointer with a Low Tail
English Pointer with a Low Tail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This next picture shows a guy hunting black grouse. It looks like the birds are being driven to the shooter, and there must be a lot of action for him to be using a pair of guns. I’m not sure where this pictures is supposed to be taking place – the Alps? Scotland?  Black Grouse used to be prevalent throughout Europe and the UK and they’re still hunted in Scandinavia and Russia.

Black Grouse hunting
Black Grouse hunting

 

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