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"Big Bucks from the Old Days"
Photo provided by: Harold A. Franklin

Harold A. Franklin writes about his dad and the upper photo, "Harold killed a large 6x6 that is 31-1/2 inches wide. This buck also gross scores right around 205. Interestingly, Harold jumped 14 legal bucks in one canyon and started shooting. With the open sights and military ammo (ball) the lead started flying and when the dust settled, the smallest of the bucks lay dead. No ground shrinkage on this dude though. Luckily, one bullet went thru the horn but didn't break it. Also, since they were shooting ball, they would take a hacksaw and cut the tip of the bullet off then split the bullet to try to get it to expand. Tag and license was $13.50! Also, since Harold was a farmer and was allowed gas for farming, he would bring all his fuel in the back of the pickup in 50 gal drums."

The lower photo shows the success that Harold J. Franklin and Wes Franklin, along with others, had in 1947. This trip was their most memoralble due to all the bucks they were able to see even though they didn't kill any monsters this year.

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