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76 NEBRASKAland • JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2017 Send contributions to: Portraits from the Past, NEBRASKAland Magazine, P.O. Box 30370, Lincoln, NE 68503-0370. Or e-mail to Photos should show people enjoying Nebraska outdoor activities, such as camping, boating, hunting or fishing, and must have been taken before 1980. We will give priority to unusual photos or activities. When possible, please include a story about the photograph and identify the people, places and approximate date it was taken. Text may be edited, photos adjusted for reproduction. All photos will be returned. Pictured is Doyle Shaffer (left) from Millersburg, Ohio, and myself. We were home on leave from the U.S. Air Force and spent October 1953 hunting ducks on Stinking Water Creek north of Enders. Not pictured is my dad and brother who helped us get our limit of 20 mallards. I have purchased a Nebraska hunting license every year since I was 16 – I am now 84. – Stanley Spahn, McCook, Nebraska ▲ This is my dad, Clynard Harmon, and my uncle, Charlie Brown, at Morrill where we lived. Uncle Charlie farmed near Westerville. Uncle Charlie and family visited most years in the fall for deer hunting – or pheasant and duck hunting. This was 1953. My husband's work took us out of state for a few years – but when he retired from Mobil after 30-plus years in St. Louis, Missouri, we moved back to "the good life" in Nebraska. – Naomi Brunz, Sutherland, Nebraska ▲ I was 25 when this picture was taken on Thanksgiving, 1971. We had been hunting in the early morning on the Platte River near Lisco in Mike Dutko's pit blind. Mike was a well-known Lisco waterfowl hunter who was featured in the March 1967 NEBRASKAland Magazine. The goose population made hunting more of a challenge than compared to today. In fact, in December of the following year the daily bag limit was reduced to one. After this hunt, we returned to the house, cleaned the geese and settled in to watch the "Game of the Century" with No. 1 Nebraska defeating No. 2 Oklahoma for the national championship. That made this day one of the most memorable dual sporting events in one day. My sons, Brant and Kevin, and friends from the Lincoln-Omaha area have come back to hunt with me every year since the 1980s. Over the years, NEBRASKAland has featured many great stories and photos representing our state extremely well. I have been a pleased subscriber for 40 years. Keep up the great work. – Terry Hamaker, Lewellen, Nebraska 19 D in m th t n e a Over the See the 1967 story with Mike Dutko online –click here. S s D – ▲

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