Dec 03-06

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2006: December: Dec 03-06
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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, December 3, 2006 - 07:22 am:

Snow finally came to the U.P. this week after a long dry spell. Much of this year's deer hunting season transpired without the tracking edge the white blanket provides. Apparently that's how it was in the winter of 1909-1910 when a mysterious photographer by the name of Stierle spotted today's Shoebox Memory. The only thing I could find on the web about Mr. Stierle was that he was from Menominee, Michigan.

If you have a deer hunter on your Christmas list this year, you will want to stuff his stocking with one of the 2007 Historical Deer Hunting calendars. It is filled with vintage photos and original artwork, as well as venison recipes and, of course, the 12 months of 2007. There are 3 ways you can order the calendar: 1) browse to 2) If you have a pasty order scheduled this year, email and request one of the Historical Calendars ($12) to be included in the box (saves the shipping).

And if you are one of the rare visitors to this site who has not ordered pasties, just email me your address and I'd be glad to send you one of the Historical Deer Hunting Calendars for $12+4, and if you'd like I'll throw in a Pasty Cam 2007 color calendar for half price ($6). This year a portion of the proceeds help benefit Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly here in the Copper Country.

Have a good week :o)
Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, December 3, 2006 - 07:36 am:

Can you imagine anyone out in the deer woods dressed like that now? I'm going to take a shot in the dark here, (no pun intended) and say that this mans clothes are not red. Nice picture though.
Mr. Deb

By Gonna be a Yooper (Joanie) on Sunday, December 3, 2006 - 08:00 am:

Now that's hunting just to survive!

By Robinohio (Robinohio) on Sunday, December 3, 2006 - 08:23 am:

Was there a hunting season back then? Maybe he was hunting at a differnt time and thats why there is no snow. Now people use fourwheelers to drag thier deer out of the woods , This guy just slung his over his shoulder wow.

By Tom Karjala (Tom) on Sunday, December 3, 2006 - 08:37 am:

To Gonna be a Yooper:
How bad was the storm Friday? The ISU BB team could not leave Normal to get to Green Bay for Saturday's game.

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Sunday, December 3, 2006 - 08:42 am:

Remember the picture a couple of years back of the gentleman with his deer over his shoulder, pedaling his bicycle down the road?

By Gonna be a Yooper (Joanie) on Sunday, December 3, 2006 - 08:44 am:

Tom, the storm was so bad we lost power. The predicted snow on Thursday night was all rain and sleet, coating all of the power lines. Friday morning it turned to snow and snowed till around noon. It would have been better if it was all snow, now we have a big mess, total of 4" snowfall covering at least 2" of ice. It's slip and slide here in Illinois.

By FJL (Langoman) on Sunday, December 3, 2006 - 09:34 am:

I'm not sure but is that a "cannon" he's carrying.........

By Gonna be a Yooper (Joanie) on Sunday, December 3, 2006 - 09:35 am:

Four friends went deer hunting and paired off in twos for the day. That night, one of the hunters returned alone, staggering under the weight of an ten-point buck.

"Where's Billy Bob?"

"Billy Bob had a stroke of some kind. He's a couple of miles back up the trail."

"You left Billy Bob laying out there and carried the deer back?"

"A tough call," nodded the hunter "but I figured no one, in their right mind, is going to steal Billy Bob."

By Alicia Marshall (Aliciak) on Sunday, December 3, 2006 - 09:41 am:

The photographer was Max Stierle , he was born in Wisconsin and his parents in Germany. He had a photography shop in Marquette in the 1910 census. He lived on Front St. in Marquette.

By Joann Niemerg (Joannniemerg) on Sunday, December 3, 2006 - 10:53 am:

Tom - I live in Kewaunee which is 30 minutes east of GB on Lake Michigan. It was an absolute blizzard here. The kids were dismissed from school early. When we drove to GB yesterday, there were still numerous vehicles left in the ditch (even along GBs major highways) that went off the road during Friday's storm. Although the storm cleared up by 3 or 4 p.m. Friday afternoon, it dumped a lot of snow.

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Sunday, December 3, 2006 - 01:46 pm:

The bicycle picture ...

By Danbury (Danbury) on Sunday, December 3, 2006 - 01:56 pm:

If there ever would be something like an calendar, the deer-cum-bike guy will be on top of the list. That one sure as anything never gets old.

By SARAH CUDLIP (Porter) on Sunday, December 3, 2006 - 03:10 pm:

It's real white outside here in Oglesby IL. We are about 90 miles southwest of Chicago. 15 inches fell Friday, along with forty mile an hour winds. It started out as three or four hours of sleet before changeing over to good old snow. I drive a plow for the city, and was stuck at least ten times. But never very long. Other plows were always around for a tug out.

By Liz B (Lizidaho) on Sunday, December 3, 2006 - 06:38 pm:

Thank you Alicia for searching the census!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Sunday, December 3, 2006 - 10:29 pm:

I'm not sure but is that a "cannon" he's carrying.........

It's definitely not a muzzleloader as it has a lever action. My guess would be some sort of a 45/70 judging by the size of that barrel, possibly a winchester. I can't quite get a good enough look at the action to tell for sure....

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Sunday, December 3, 2006 - 11:09 pm:

Capt. Think you are right it looks like one of my old Winchesters mainly the rifle stock looks like one of mine. By the way I belong to a group that has two cannons.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, December 4, 2006 - 12:34 am:

Capt. Paul, wouldn't a 45/70 just about tear a deer that size in half? My guess would be a 30/30, but, I've been wrong before.
Mr. Deb

By Richard L. Barclay (Notroll) on Monday, December 4, 2006 - 05:02 am:

I hunted while in high school with a friend that was using a 45-70 or 45-90. The 45 denotes the caliber of the rifle which is not too large by black powder standards and the 70 or 90 denotes the number of grains of black powder in the cartridge (grains being a unit of weight of the powder, not a count of actual grains). He had to send the cartridges away to be hand loaded so there wasn't any plinking going on (though we did do more than a little of that with .22's during rabbit season.) Steel for the barrels was weaker than today's standards thus the larger barrel and it was rated for black powder and couldn't use modern smokeless without possibly bursting from the faster burn rate and higher pressures.

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